Juneteenth

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Juneteenth 2020, Queens NYC

Juneteenth 2020, Queens NY

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Juneteenth

Location3 closed on Friday, June 19, to celebrate Juneteenth, which commemorates the day in 1865 when enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas were told of the Emancipation Proclamation (over 2 years after its issuance). Juneteenth is the most popular annual celebration of emancipation from slavery in the United States.

As an organization, we have felt a deep call to listen, learn and understand the role that systemic oppression has played in our history, and we are proud to stand alongside so many organizations in recognizing and celebrating this crucial event in our history. This is only a beginning step for Location3, and we recognize how much further we can grow as an organization and country to ensure equal opportunities for all.

Learn more about Juneteenth by reading Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr’s article, “What is Juneteenth?

Read and watch how Juneteenth was observed this year: “Observing Juneteenth in 2020.”

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Juneteenth

  1. In fact, 52 employees on your Meet our team, not 1 person of color? Yet you talk about Juneteenth?

    Shame on you….

    1. Thanks for your interest in our page! Location3 is currently re-evaluating hiring procedures to identify and eliminate racial bias in hiring and paths to promotion. We want to further diversify our team, and while we are just starting on this path, we are committed to anti-racism in advertising and marketing. We are proud of our team, which continues to grow in diversity: https://location3.com/our-team/.

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