To our clients, business partners, employees and communities:
As a firm, and as individuals, Mesirow stands with Asian American and Pacific Islander communities as they face rising incidents of hate and racism in our society.
Through the work of our DEI Council and our engaged employees, we will continue to advance diversity, equity and inclusion across our workforce, our suppliers and our industry. This work is strengthened by our partnerships with organizations that fight all forms of hate and seek to eliminate racism, including Chicago United, the Anti-Defamation League and YWCA. It is through these collaborative community groups that we are conversing, learning and engaging.
In the words of Chicago United, “Xenophobia can be deadly, and, during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has exacted a heavy toll on the Asian-American community in many ways that have ripple effects on everyone.
As always, we recognize the obligation each of us has to speak unfiltered truth to circumstance; build new bridges of understanding; and effect positive, lasting change.
Richard S. Price
Mesirow Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council