Juneteenth at Holy Family University
Holy Family University will host a Juneteenth event on Tuesday, June 14 at 10:30 a.m. in the Center for Teaching & Learning (Library, Second Floor).
Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated on June 19 to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, where on that date in 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, slaves were declared free under the terms of the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation.
The event features remarks by administrators/facilitators, a brief video, and a working session so that faculty and staff can engage in dialogue with one another. This will be followed by a talk from our Executive Chef from Metz on the cultural cuisine that we will enjoy together.
The University through its mission has a deep history of inclusion and equity, so it is critical that our community take part in these activities as opportunities for professional development and lifelong learning.
Below are other events and resources for celebrating Juneteenth: