Each year in June we have the opportunity to tell the story of a powerful event in American history: Juneteenth.
Juneteenth, also known as Black Independence Day, commemorates June 19th, 1865, when news of the official end of slavery in the United States finally reached Galveston, Texas - notably two and a half years after the formal instatement of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.
This is a day of recognition and empowerment for the Black community and its allies. Because our theme for this quarter across our employee resource group (ERG) communities is the power of storytelling, our Boxers came together across the country to highlight and celebrate the success of the black business community! This year, we’ve chosen this focus specifically to highlight success in black economic achievement, and are excited to host amazing business leaders across our remote offices.
Join us in celebrating these leaders and supporting their businesses, and thank you for being apart of our community!