Today marks one year since George Floyd’s death. Out of this unconscionable and painful tragedy, came an increased demand for change as a society, and calls for deeper awareness, responsibility, and accountability as individuals and as organizations.
This includes Intrepid.
Despite our forced isolation, we came together to openly and transparently discuss the challenges we face and the need to overcome these challenges, both at the Museum and in our greater community.
Our work towards true equity and inclusion, towards diversity and accessibility, towards further breaking down barriers is in its infancy. We strive every day to make Intrepid a place that ALL feel welcomed, respected, and safe - staff and guests alike.
Our world, our country, our community has suffered this past year with hate and division being all too prevalent. While we can’t change the world overnight, you have my commitment that our DEAI work will continue to be a priority at the Museum. We can do our part to make positive change.
I am grateful to you for making it your commitment as well. I appreciate your patience, your honesty, continued participation, and respect for each other as we continue our efforts today and going forward.
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum