A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT AND CEO, BILL PARENT: Juneteenth

June 19, 2021

“Won’t it be wonderful when Black history and Native American history and Jewish history and all of U.S. history is taught from one book. Just U.S. history.”
— Maya Angelou

The last 24 months have seen a level of unrest in streets from coast to coast unlike anything since the height of the Civil Rights movement. Our brothers and sisters in the black community and people from many other backgrounds have called on our country to acknowledge the impact that the disparities within our justice system have on the black community in particular. As a community, we have to work together to strive for racial justice and equality. This year Envision Bank joins businesses across the Commonwealth in recognizing Juneteenth as a holiday.  

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Though, as we are all too aware, racial prejudice and injustice persist in this country. Continued acts of violence and racism are a stark reminder of the ongoing intolerance that many of our friends and neighbors still face.

Today is a day to promote unity and understanding and to also listen and learn with open minds and hearts. We are a stronger community when diversity and inclusion are embraced and we are a more successful workplace when every colleague is respected and valued. 

Envision Bank is committed to being a company where everyone is accepted and where all employees and customers know they are safe and that they belong, regardless of their differences. We all share a responsibility to shape a better history for future generations: one where every voice is heard and everyone is included.