Juneteenth honors the end of slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday. It is also often observed to celebrate African-American culture. Originating in Galveston, Texas, celebrated annually on June 19. On June 17, 2021, it officially became a federal holiday. We would like you to come to learn more about Juneteenth and black culture.
On June 15 at 6 pm, the DEI Committee will host an in-person Juneteenth celebration with food, music, and games at the Lake House. RSVPs will be required for a head count for food. Please RSVP to Charlotte Feierman at email@example.com. Children are welcome.
Most of the food is provided by the Meeting and will be prepared by Domi, Tracy, and Susan. If you are willing and able to bring a pack of hot dog buns (we need 3 packs), a pack of hamburger buns (we need 4 packs), and vanilla ice cream (we need 4 containers) it is very much appreciated. Please let Charlotte know in your RSVP if you are bringing any of the items needed.
On June 19th, that actual date of Juneteenth, Tracy Charles and the Charles Family Singers will bring us Gospel songs and Spirituals at 10:10 a.m. for hymn sing before Meeting.
We hope you will join us for the Planting Seeds session virtually on 6/12, the Juneteenth celebration in person on 6/15 at the Lake House, and the Charles Family Singers’ Gospel and Spiritual music on 6/19.
Domi Waldron and Ann Byerly Marlowe
Co-Clerks, DEI Committee