Updated: June 13, 2023
Originally published: July 15, 2021
We are excited to announce our ongoing commitment to recognizing and honoring Juneteenth by closing all offices on Monday, June 19th to self-reflect, learn and act to deepen our understanding of racial injustices and work towards a more equitable society.
Our African American and Allies employee resource group shared their insight on ways to spend your time off to honor Juneteenth:
Take this opportunity to delve into your own knowledge and awareness of the experiences faced by Black/African Americans and the significance of Juneteenth in our country today. Reflect on your understanding of racial inequalities and how they continue to affect communities.
Expand your perspective, strengthen your relationships, and increase your empathy and compassion through knowledge. Consider how further education can contribute to personal growth and how you can engage your family and friends in learning about the history of Juneteenth and its relevance in our world today.
Check out our recommended resources for learning below:
- Google’s course on Unbiasing
- Project READY training on implicit bias and microaggressions
- The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond Undoing Racism Conference
We encourage you to utilize this time to make a difference. Embrace the discomfort and embark on actions to challenge your comfort zone while fostering personal growth. Remember, there are no strings attached or qualifications required. Use this time to contribute to the ongoing fight against racial injustice.
Actions you can take:
- Volunteer at local organizations focused on racial equity and justice. Click here.
- Donate to charities and initiatives supporting communities affected by racial disparities.
- Engage in conversations with individuals from different backgrounds to promote understanding and empathy.
- Advocate for policy changes that address systemic racism and promote equality.
As we celebrate Juneteenth, let us reaffirm our commitment to a society free from racial injustices and inequalities. Use this day to reflect, learn, and take meaningful action. Together, we can create a better future where equality and justice prevail.