June 7, 2023

Dear Colleagues, 
June is here and it is time to bring rainbow and red in our lives, and celebrate Pride Month (LGBTQIA+) and Juneteenth!  
Pride Month – LGBTQIAP+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, and Pansexual)
This is a great time to increase our awareness on the LGBTQIAP+ community, be allies of LGBTQIAP+, understand the importance of gender pronouns, and join in Pride Month celebrations. Here are some resources, events, and training opportunities. 

History and Terms
Ted Talks:
Articles (including notable work by Professor Katina Sawyer, a former GWSB faculty member):

This year, we celebrate Juneteenth on June 19th. Juneteenth is the oldest commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, originated in Galveston, Texas on 1865.

I would like to finish my note by photographs of Emancipation Day Parade (1905), and Pride Month Parade (1980s).
Emancipation Day Parade (1905)
Emancipation Day, Richmond, Va. [c1905]. Detroit Publishing Company. Prints & Photographs Division (Library of Congress)
 Pride Month Parade (1980s)
(Collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, gift of Ron Simmons. Smithsonian)
Have a wonderful summer!
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Şenay Ağca, Ph.D.
Professor of Finance
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Chair, Dean’s Diversity Council 
George Washington University School of Business
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