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Observing Juneteenth

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To Union Community:

In the wake of the tragedy of the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many other Black Americans, and with the ongoing sacrifices, both historical and present day, made in pursuit of racial justice, Union will recognize Juneteenth. Juneteenth is the day people of African descent commemorate the official emancipation of the last remaining enslaved African Americans in the United States.

In honor of this important date in US history, we will cease all non-essential operations tomorrow, Friday, June 19, for the entire work day. We encourage you to reflect, connect with your own and other communities, and join the conversations about ending racism in all forms, while encouraging others to act to address racial injustice wherever it may exist.

Signed,

Serene Jones
President

Fred Davie
Executive Vice-President

Kelly Brown Douglas
Dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union

Pamela Cooper-White
Vice President of Academic Affairs

Diana Torres-Petrilli
Chief Human Resources Officer

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