The Juneteenth Foundation unveils an exciting lineup of events for the Juneteenth Freedom Festival 2022!
the June 16 holiday obtained federal recognition on 17 June 2021when President Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, establishing June 19 as a federal holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in United States. The recognition of the holiday further reaffirmed the nation’s resolve to recognize its transgressions, as well as its desire to chart a new course towards inclusion and freedom for all.
Over the past decade, racial tensions in the United States have grown increasingly intense, with several protests and movements erupting to condemn and disavow the mistreatment of black people across United States.
Through his Annual Freedom Festivalthe nationally recognized foundation creates a safe and welcoming platform for stakeholders and ordinary citizens to interact and develop progressive ways to ensure lasting peace and an inclusive society where everyone’s rights are protected .
In addition to engaging with Fortune 500 companies and brands, to develop effective methods to foster more inclusive and equitable work environments, the Juneteenth Foundation also operates a scholarship program that supports the academic success of bright young black students. historically attending black colleges or universities. The Foundation aims to serve as a model for June 19th celebrations across America.
The Juneteenth Freedom Festival 2021 was a huge success, attracting over 730k viewers across all of the Foundation’s platforms – with a total of 23,187 participants registered for its virtual job fair. The Foundation expects an even bigger celebration in 2022.
Scheduled start on the 16th June 2022, the second annual Juneteenth Freedom Festival will kick off with the Juneteenth Honors. Juneteenth Honors will be a premium production that will highlight Black excellence, our history, and the accomplishments of African American luminaries. For these inaugural honors, the Juneteenth Foundation will be joined by some of the world’s biggest names in entertainment, music and culture.
The four-day event will also include what will be the nation’s largest diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I)-focused career fair. This job fair has already confirmed its partnership with major employers such as General Motors, Alaska Airlines, Carhartt, Hilton and T-Mobile, to name a few. According to CEO and Founder, Laquan Austion “We intended to attract some of the biggest and most recognizable brands in the country – especially brands that took DE&I seriously. If you really want to attract diverse talent, this job fair is the perfect place to find and we appreciate these partners for showing real commitment in this space for our community.”
The weekend’s events will also include a legislative reception with several members of the U.S. Congress, a Father’s Day event in partnership with the Capitol Youth Empowerment Program at the Smithsonian’s African American Museum of History and Culture, and several other activations designed to amplify Juneteenth nationwide. “This is the first year that June 16 has been recognized as a federal holiday – we want to make sure the nation feels the significance of this moment,” Austion said.
To find out more about exciting events and how to support or get involved, please contact The Juneteenth Foundation using the contact details below.
The Juneteenth Foundation
washington d.c. 20005
(732) 322 -1884
SOURCE The Juneteenth Foundation