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Join us as we celebrate Juneteenth

Juneteenth, June 19, commemorates the final end of slavery in the United States. The Civil War had ended and on January 1, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln became official. However, it was not until two and a half years later that slaves in Texas officially got word of this news. Therefore, Juneteenth celebrates the very end of slavery in the United States, when Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.

We would like to take some extra time to recognize the importance of this holiday and share some ways in which you can keep the issues of racial discrimination top of mind and become more knowledgeable. At Foundation Title, we want to remember that change in our world starts within our own circles; having important conversations, not being afraid to speak out against injustice, and learning about others and their experiences. These are just a few ideas to help get these necessary conversations started.

Foundation Title has made a donation to our long time partner, All Stars Project, Inc., in Newark, NJ and our employees will also be volunteering with the organization. Founded in 1981, All Stars Project (ASP) is a national nonprofit that uses a performance based approach to help tens of thousands of inner-city youth and their families create success in their lives.

Follow these links for more details on each of these organizations!

All Stars Project, Inc.

Founded in 1981, All Stars Project (ASP) is a national nonprofit that uses a performance based approach to help tens of thousands of inner-city youth and their families create success in their lives.

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Equal Justice Initiative

The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

https://eji.org/

Center For Antiracist Research

The mission of the BU Center for Antiracist Research is to convene varied researchers and practitioners to figure out novel and practical ways to understand, explain, and solve seemingly intractable problems of racial inequity and injustice. 

Boston University Center for Antiracist Research

 

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