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2021 MBUSA Juneteenth: Ways to Get Involved

2021 MBUSA Juneteenth: Ways to Get Involved

June 19th marks “Juneteenth” — a day that has been celebrated by generations of African Americans and has been an annual holiday within the community for155 years to commemorate the ending of slavery in the United States. To commemorate Juneteenth, there are multiple ways you can become involved:

Thursday, June 17th from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. ET – From Slavery to Jim Crow: If Slavery Has Been Over for 150 Years, How Can it Still Affect Us?
To observe Juneteenth, the national June 19 holiday, we have joined forces with the Georgia Historical Society to create an interactive session that explores how the eras of Emancipation, Reconstruction, and the rise of Jim Crow segregation shaped the nation and has lingering effects. Click HERE to sign up in YourCause and receive calendar details.

Saturday, June 19th to Sunday, July 11th – Remembrance as Resistance: Preserving Black Narratives
If you are in the Atlanta area, consider volunteering to support this activation which honors over 800 unmarked graves in the African American Burial Grounds of Atlanta’s Historic Oakland Cemetery. The project features the multi-media installation of a Ring Shout, a traditional African American worship and gathering practice with origins in West African ritual and ceremony. The work celebrates the endurance of these traditions, showing evidence of its survival in contemporary spaces of worship, music, and movement as testament to the resilience of a people. Click HERE to register and learn more.

Learn more about Juneteenth on the Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Engagement Social Intranet Page – this page is frequently updated with useful information, programming and resources! Contact CSR with any questions at corporateresponsibility@mbusa.com.

 

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