"To Engineers Committed to Racial Equity:
We hope this message finds you well. Actually, we hope these words find you early. Early enough to encourage introspection and reflection. Early enough to prevent you from (or assist you with) enduring the inner turmoil we occasionally deal with. Early enough to make a difference and enable you to be more intentional in your decision-making. We also hope these words find you impassioned. While we aren’t naive enough to assume that none of you have chosen this work for personal gain, we write these words in hopes that more noble reasons are also behind your joining our cause. If so, we write these words for you—an emerging version of ourselves, those considering racial equity work in engineering, or those already emerged in the field who could stand to take a pause."