After another successful meeting of our Board of Directors earlier this week, the decision was made to observe Juneteenth on Monday, June 20. Juneteenth, our newest federal holiday, celebrates the freedom of enslaved people in the United States at the end of the Civil War. For more than 150 years, African American communities across the country have observed this holiday.
“As an organization committed to anti-oppression and anti-racism, it’s important that we honor and celebrate Juneteenth, not only as a federal holiday, but also as a symbol of our acknowledgement of the history of racism in our country and a celebration of African American culture,” said Ryn Farmer, deputy director.
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