This is a guest post by Paula Edgar. Make sure to follow her on LinkedIn and visit her website for the resources she mentions in the post.
The 2022 commemoration of Juneteenth is especially poignant given what has happened in the past two years since the “racial reckoning” of 2020. It is the one-year anniversary of when Juneteenth became an official federal holiday and now there are more people who are cognizant of the holiday, the history of the day, and the significance of why it became a holiday. As you endeavor to appropriately observe Juneteenth, remember that it is both a celebration and a somber reminder of the experience of Black people in the United States and an example of justice delayed.
My hope is that as you reflect and plan on commemorating Juneteenth this year and going forward, you will commit to advancing social justice and equity for Black people within your personal and professional sphere of influence.
I encourage you to connect the history of Juneteenth with the need for continued present day actions to right injustices that are still impacting the Black community today.
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