Working toward a brighter future.

By: Jeannine Brew Braggs
Manager - Corporate Communications

Krista Bourne interviews a leader of tomorrow (her daughter); plus, the BUILD Pride event, and food for frontline healthcare workers.

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Up To Speed host Jeannine Brew Braggs shared her thoughts on the difficult but necessary conversations that we’ve been having over the past couple weeks on race and social justice. Jeannine expressed hope that we’ll take the necessary steps today to ensure that the next generation, which includes her baby boy and three step children, will enjoy equity and inclusion for all.

Meeting one of tomorrow’s leaders.

Speaking of the next generation, Krista Bourne had a conversation with her daughter, Jada. They discussed Jada’s choice to attend a HBCU, Howard University, her experience as a black woman on the debate team, how young people can influence change, and how both Jada and Krista are hopeful for the future.

BUILD Pride Event

Our Pride Month discussions continued this week with our BUILD series bringing together a panel of LGBTQ public policy leaders. On the heels of a monumental U.S. Supreme Court ruling, BUILD’s own Monet X-Change hosted an engaging conversation addressing the progress made with LGBTQ rights along with vulnerabilities still requiring action.

Be sure to check out the full conversation.

More Food for the Frontline

Verizon is expanding our “Food For Frontline Workers” initiative to doctors, nurses, and medical staff working in El Paso, TX and Chula Vista, CA. Local restaurants will each provide 100 meals per day from June 15-20 to medical staff working at The Hospitals of Providence (El Paso) and Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista.

"Thank you to Verizon for supporting local small businesses, while showing their appreciation for our healthcare team and recognizing the care they provide our community each and every day,” said Nicholas Tejeda, Group Chief Executive Officer for The Hospitals of Providence. "We are incredibly grateful for this kind gesture that gives our team a moment to pause and enjoy a warm meal.”

It’s great to see all of the different ways we are moving #ForwardTogether.

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About the author:

Jeannine Brew Braggs leads all external communications for the 12-state South Central Market of Verizon Wireless, the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless carrier. In this role, Jeannine oversees communications strategy, planning and execution as well as guides critical partnerships that help elevate the Verizon brand in local communities.

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