Juneteenth Celebration

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Commemorating Juneteenth

Understanding and Honoring Black History

Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion on the plaza for a Juneteenth celebration, commemoration, and education.

June 19th, 2023 | 11AM- 1PM | Nebraska Union Plaza

Education, refreshments, & giveaways!

Engaging in education on Juneteenth is important because it is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of enslavement in the United States. It acknowledges African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. On June 17, 2021, Juneteenth was established as a federal holiday. The core focus of the holiday is to commemorate the past, reflect, and take action for racial justice.

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