Dear Sales Tax Institute Community,
Recent events triggered by the senseless murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and countless others have shaken our home city of Chicago, our state, and our country. We are encouraged by the many peaceful protestors advocating for change across the country and the surge of information and educational content shared in recent days. We stand in solidarity with those striving to create lasting change to eliminate continuing injustices that disproportionally impact the black community.
As individuals, we must intentionally acknowledge and dismantle our own internal biases, speak up when we see injustices, and listen closely to the black community. Standing by silently is not supportive – we must act.
As a company, education is at the core of everything we do. You, our students, faculty members, and staff, represent a wide diversity of backgrounds. It is critical to our mission that our courses and workplace are spaces of inclusion and respect.
We will be taking the following steps to demonstrate our support and deepen our understanding.
We go forward valuing the differences that make all of us a better community. We will heal with respect and knowledge for all the things that are different about each of us.
Your Sales Tax Institute Team
Tatisa C. Joiner