On June 28th, we came together for our first-ever Pride Month Happy Hour, hosted by our 619 Employee Resource Group. Members of 619 and our 1871 community participated in a little friendly competition and put our trivial expertise to the test through a fun Pride-themed game of Jeopardy! 

This year’s Pride Month Happy Hour is part of an ongoing event series in the mission of our 619 Employee Resource Group, which was founded by a committee of Black 1871 team members with the goal of equity, inclusivity, and allyship across all levels of the 1871 team, members, partners, and the larger tech world. This was 619’s first event commemorating Pride—earlier last month they hosted our first-ever Juneteenth celebration, which was a huge success!  

After a quick introduction by 1871 Experience Operations Manager Donna Carson, our Alex Trebek for the afternoon,  we were ready to begin! Cue the Jeopardy theme song!

We started by splitting off into teams of two with 30 seconds on the clock to answer each question. Participants held their imaginary buzzers close to their chests as they went head-to-head testing their Pride knowledge. Topics included acronyms, The Modern Gay Rights Movement, LBGTQ historical figures, popular culture, and celebrities. For one hour, we learned, laughed, and put our heads together to rack up as many dollars as possible. 

A special shout out to Martin Wilk and Kirk Roberts for coming in first place! 
We want to give a huge thanks to our 619 Employee Resource Group for hosting this event and to all participants for joining! Thank you for making our first-ever Pride Month celebration such a memorable experience!

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