Great Read: A Reflection on Juneteenth

A reflection on Juneteenth from a United Way colleague


We wanted to call your attention to this blog post from one of our United Way Worldwide Network colleagues, LaToya Stevens.

"Juneteenth (June 19) is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Today, Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom, and emphasizes education and achievement. 

...As we all reflect and celebrate Juneteenth on Saturday, let us also commit to challenging ourselves to build equitable solutions. By doing so we can build a better future together while deconstructing the harm caused by structural racism."

Ms. Stevens is the Marketing and Communications Director at Heart of Missouri United Way in Columbia, Missouri. She is also a United Way Worldwide Fellow.

Read the complete blog post


A Reflection on Juneteenth