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The Significance of Juneteenth and How Companies are Taking Note

Waking up on 6/20/22, the news was talking about weather and traffic. On the day of observance for Juneteenth in Houston, they mentioned there was very little traffic in observance on the roads. Since the Juneteenth Independence Day Act was signed last year companies have been observing the holiday in different ways.

This year “Juneteenth to be observed by 30% of employers after first year as holiday”

This day is an important part of history, that too few people were aware of. In order to be inclusive of one another it is important to understand what happened historically that shaped the U.S. and to focus on reflection and advocacy of a much more equitable society. The following article provides food for thought on celebrating Juneteenth and what this means every day that diversity is used as a word that continues to classify our differences. “Why acknowledging Juneteenth is an essential part of the DEI puzzle”

This is a holiday that has happened for 170 years, but it is the first time it has been recognized as a federal holiday. As corporations look at the best way to reflect and celebrate, it is important to look at what it means to “Honor Juneteenth: What we need from Corporate America”


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