One year ago, Nevada PEP publicly pledged its solidarity with the Black Community. Since that time, we have consciously increased the number of parent resources about race and racism, expanded training for our staff, and further infused our advocacy efforts with racial and cultural awareness. All the while, we have remained aware that the Disability Rights and Civil Rights communities have worked together towards justice in the past and will continue to support each other into the future.
This year, we celebrate the historic legislation designating Juneteenth as a federal holiday. Nevada PEP is honoring this holiday and will not be open on Friday, June 18, 2021. In addition to the celebration of freedom, the Juneteenth holiday also gives us a moment to take pause and reflect on ways that we can all support justice and equity, and Nevada PEP reaffirms its commitment to do so.