Cocktails with a Conscience: Juneteenth & Racial Justice
Posted by Liat Stilman on 06/06/2018 @ 10:14 AM
We will be commemorating Juneteenth by bringing together friends for Cocktails with a Conscience. We'll discuss racial justice and learn from community members! This event is free and participants will receive a drink ticket for signing up!
What is Juneteenth? Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans throughout the former Confederacy of the southern United States. Its name is a portmanteau of "June" and "nineteenth", the date of its celebration. Juneteenth is recognized as a state holiday or special day of observance in forty-five states.