Marblehead Racial Justice Team Presents: Why the Juneteenth Federal Holiday Matters to Us All
June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
To attend in person, please register in advance for this meeting here
To attend via Zoom, please register in advance for this meeting here
On June 19, 1865, the enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, finally learned they were free when word of the Union’s Civil War victory made it to Galveston, two years after Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Now an annual Federal holiday on June 19, observed June 20, 2022, this recognition is a momentous landmark in the ongoing campaign for social equity.
In this session, we’ll discuss how local organizations and recent town celebrations create greater awareness and opportunity to share the wealth of African American culture, language, music, and cuisine to dismantle racism.
These ongoing Marblehead Racial Justice Team conversations offer a safe and welcoming place in which we explore privilege, biases, and questions. This is a place for listening, conversation, and engagement. We hope we can continue to learn and grow together so that we can make a difference.
This program will be offered in person and online via Zoom. To attend in person, please register in advance for this meeting here. To attend via Zoom, please register in advance for this meeting here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
This program is co-sponsored by Abbot Public Library and the Marblehead Racial Justice Team.