Dodgers, Angels to recognize Juneteenth, close offices Friday

first_imgClayton Kershaw also released a statement via Twitter in which he committed himself to working to support racial equality.“Change starts with conversations – we have to be willing to listen and learn and enter into tough conversations, both with our Black brothers and sisters and with our white brothers and sisters,” Kershaw wrote. “Silence won’t cut it. We have to start by saying something and STANDING UP for our Black brothers and sisters. I want to listen, I want to learn, I want to do better and be different. I want my kids to be different.“Black lives matter and I am committed to taking a stand and (effecting) change – starting with myself.” The Dodgers and Angels will close their offices Friday in recognition of Juneteenth, which commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865.The Dodgers informed employees of the plan in an email Monday.“Please reschedule your meetings this Friday and use this time to create a space for reflection, action and engagement to advance racial equity. Most importantly, consider how each of us can continue to work together towards a better future.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more