Tangi McCoy, CEO of McGregor PACE, proposed to the leadership team the idea of acknowledging Black Lives Matter and doing it on Juneteenth. After hearing about it, McGregor wanted to make it an organization-wide event.
“If something is wrong, you need to stand up and say that it is wrong. It’s not ok to say you’re not a racist. You have to stand and do something more,” stated Ann.
The organization’s inclusion initiative was strengthened by partnering its PACE program with another PACE program and the National PACE Association (NPA). The alliance resulted in joining together to honor George Floyd and Black Lives Matter on Juneteenth. From there, the idea spread, and the National Pace Association encouraged PACE organizations to participate.