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Reflect, Educate and Celebrate Juneteenth

Let's Do This

In 2021, Juneteenth officially became a federal holiday. Juneteenth, short for June Nineteenth, commemorates African American freedom, yet the struggle for racial equity still exists. While this day marks a time of celebration, it's crucial to remember the ongoing inequities and injustices faced by African Americans. As you join in this year's Juneteenth celebrations, take the opportunity to reflect, educate, and commit to the fight for racial equity with the young people in your life.

Stay Inspired

Here are some ways to elevate and celebrate Juneteenth together:

  • Attend an Educational Event: Participate in local or virtual events that provide historical context and discuss the significance of Juneteenth.
  • Have a Read-A-Thon: Choose books by Black authors or that focus on African American history and culture to read together.
  • Listen to an Educational Podcast: Explore topics related to race by tuning into podcasts like NPR’s Code Switch.
  • Support Black Businesses: Make a conscious effort to buy from Black-owned businesses.
  • Use EmbraceRace Resources: Utilize tools and resources from EmbraceRace to help raise thoughtful, informed, and brave kids when it comes to discussions about race.