We are closed on Juneteenth to honor and reflect

Juneteenth, black independence day, freedom, equality, diversity, inclusion, love

In 1865, 250,000 enslaved people in Texas were initially told by a Union Army general (who came to Galveston with a company of troops) that they were freed by executive decree.  This action went forward even as Confederate officials resisted implementing the Emancipation Proclamation, which had become codified two years earlier.  This day has now been memorialized into a Federal Holiday called Juneteenth, the "Black Independence Day".  ⁠

Freedom (with responsibility), acceptance, and love are essential to the well being of humans. We are taking time off today to pause,  to reflect on where we've been, where we are, and where we need to go.  ⁠

Jarvis Givens, a historian and assistant professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, wrote a great article on the meaning of Juneteenth.

Join us in raising this day up! 🤗

June 19, 2022 by Maitri Sales
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