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Affinity ED steps down shortly after being named
2020-07-16

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Effective July 9, Affinity Executive Director McKensie Mack is no longer with the organization, a press release stated.

In June, Mack was named as the new leader of Affinity, a social-justice organization serving the needs of the Black LGBTQ+ community, with a particular focus on Black women.

The release said, "It is important that we acknowledge that during McKensie's time with the organization, they expressed serious concerns about interactions with individuals associated with the organization. We extend our deepest and sincerest apologies to McKensie.

"Furthermore, we strengthen our commitment to welcome, affirm, and educate others on the identities of all individuals and ensure best practices by our representatives and agents. As an organization, we are taking time to reflect on and identify our next steps to continue our progress."

During their tenure, Mack led a campaign for Affinity's 25th-year anniversary that raised significant funds for Affinity in a short period of time, and they increased the organization's donor base by more than 500 individuals.

Affinity's board of directors will begin a search process later this month.During this time, the board will maintain operations through a shared leadership model.

For information about the upcoming job search or any of Affinity's programs, email info@affinity95.org .


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