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Why Juneteenth Matters

Juneteenth is a federal holiday celebrated on the 19th of June to commemorate the union troops’ arrival in Galveston, Texas, in 1865, where they began enforcing the Emancipation Proclamation which was issued on January 1, 1862. Texas was the last Confederate state forced to free enslaved people of color.  CUIMC is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment and will observe the holiday this year on Monday, June 20th. 


Dr. Tyesha Maddox, Assistant Professor of Fordham University's Department of African & African American Studies 

will lead the session and discuss the history, traditions, and significance of this important day in American history.


This event is open to everyone.  Advanced registration is required.