(from CUPA-HR) As Congress prepares to vote on legislation establishing June 19, Juneteenth, as a federal holiday, we are exploring ways institutions can observe this momentous occasion in U.S. history. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Some institutions may find that a large portion of their campus community is learning about Juneteenth for the first time. For these institutions, the best way to observe the day may be by providing educational sessions for students, faculty and staff. Some institutions will go more in-depth, like Florida International University, which will host a week-long schedule of events featuring panel discussions and journaling and wellness sessions, and culminating in a Freedom Day Celebration on June 19.
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