Welcome to the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women
Greetings GSCBWLA Members and Future Members,
We are living in difficult times.
2020 started with a pandemic that killed thousands of people and changed the way we live. Then, on May 25, the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer led to days of conflict, pain, and protests. We continue to face great health risks and racial discord.
The death of Mr. Floyd is one of the latest in a series of injustices that dates back to Emmett Till and even beyond. It’s a list that grows longer each day. We cry, mourn the injustice, and are compelled to take action.
At this time, more than ever, we must protect our right to vote. As a community, our voting rights are under attack, but we need to stand firm. If peace and justice are to prevail, every American must be able to exercise their ability to make real change with their ballots.
As phenomenal women, we must support each other during these trying times. By claiming our power and uplifting our people, we make an impact that is for the good of all. We must strive to work with all of those who say they support our cause and use these opportunities to teach and remind ALL of the struggles we face today.
Every member of this organization has an essential role to play in protecting the future. We are responsible for our brothers and sisters. We must protect our daughters, sons, and grandchildren. It is within our power to make the changes that can turn the world into a better place.
When the present and the future seem uncertain, let us take inspiration from our past women leaders, like Harriet Tubman, Angela Davis, and Michelle Obama. Their fights became our rights. Let us be guided and inspired by their courage as we deal with the present and anticipate the future.
Although this year had a difficult start, I look forward to working with you to make the coming months both productive and inspiring. Thank you all for your dedication.
Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association