EDVA Commemorates Black History Month
ALEXANDRIA, VA (STL.News) As part of a long-standing tradition spanning more than 25 years, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA) will honor the contributions and history of the African American community during this year’s Black History Month.
“Our Office will continue to recognize the proud traditions and rich history of the African American community, while also acknowledging the challenging realities, both past and present, that Black Americans have experienced here in Virginia and across our Nation,” said Raj Parekh, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. “As it is inscribed on the walls of the U.S. Department of Justice Building, ‘the place of Justice is a hallowed place,’ and we are deeply committed in EDVA to ensuring that all participants in the legal process—including victims, parties, and members of the Bench and Bar—are treated with respect and dignity as we seek equal justice under the law. As part of that commitment, we are dedicated to furthering our collective efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in all forms through our hiring, advancement, and community outreach practices.”
The annual tradition of Black History Month in February is commemorated by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, which establishes a national theme for each year.