WOEMA Honors Juneteenth

WOEMA Honors Juneteenth  

WOEMA honors Juneteenth, June 19, as an annual commemoration of the end of slavery. This day has been celebrated by the African American community since the late 1800s. In 2021, President Biden declared Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, as a federal holiday.

 Juneteenth has special significance for WOEMA, as the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee, was initially announced as a Task Force on this day in 2020.

Today, Juneteenth continues to be an important marker of the continuing struggle for constructive solutions to inequity faced by myriad workers and underserved populations.

Read more about the historical legacy of Juneteenth here.

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