fbpx

Juneteenth: freedom, leadership and closing the gap

Some call Juneteenth America’s second Independence Day. I like that.

On July 4 we celebrate freedom. On Juneteenth we celebrate freedom becoming more fully realized.

At the Kansas Leadership Center, we teach that individuals, groups and nations are in a constant and worthy struggle to close the gap between their espoused values and their actual behaviors. Leadership is about helping others close that gap.

Americans believe all people are entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Juneteenth reminds us that proclaiming these beliefs – or even writing them in a Declaration – is one thing; realizing these beliefs is something different.

In addition to a wonderful celebration of Black culture and of freedom, Juneteenth is a profound example of more fully realizing our values as a nation.

Our work at the Kansas Leadership Center is directly related to closing this gap, not just in Kansas, but in our nation.

I’m thankful to be on this journey with you, and grateful for the contributions of so many who share in this work, differently.

Happy Juneteenth!

Ed O’Malley
President and CEO
Kansas Leadership Center

 

More From KLC Newsroom

Open Applications for Leadership Transformation Grants

Open Applications for Leadership Transformation Grants

August 3, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kansas Leadership Center now accepting applicationsfor 2023 Leadership Transformation Grants Wichita, Kan. – The Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) is offering workforce development grants to organizations across Kansas to help them...

read more
Julia Fabris McBride: A Civic Culture Where Everyone Leads

Julia Fabris McBride: A Civic Culture Where Everyone Leads

Dear KLC partners and friends, Thank you for the positive energy and well-wishes so many of you have sent our way in the wake of Ed O’Malley’s move to Kansas Health Foundation. Congratulations, Ed! So, yes! KLC is in transition. The board of directors has asked me to...

read more
Ed O’Malley named KHF President and CEO

Ed O’Malley named KHF President and CEO

June 27, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Founding President and CEO Ed O’Malley AppointedPresident and CEO of Kansas Health Foundation Wichita, Kan. – Ed O’Malley, founding president and CEO of the Kansas Leadership Center (KLC), has been named president and CEO of the...

read more

0 Comments

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

KLC Newsroom
Copyright © 2022Kansas Leadership Center
X
X