As our nation’s newest federal holiday, Protiviti is proud to celebrate, support, and educate our people about the importance and impact of Juneteenth on our nation and our history.
Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans on June 19, 1865 when Union Army general Gordon Granger first announced the freedom of enslaved people in Galveston, Texas. Celebrations first spread through the south in the late 1800s through churches, food festivals, and community gatherings. Last year, on June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law, officially marking the date as a federal holiday for the first time in history.
To commemorate the occasion, Protiviti’s Black Employee Inclusion Network Group (BEING) and Robert Half’s Black Employee Network (BEN) are hosting a virtual cooking event hosted by Chef Tony Stafford, featuring southern comfort foods and history as we remember the Galveston, Texas origins of Juneteenth.
Raising Our Voices
As an additional part of this year’s Juneteenth commemoration, BEING asked its members for their perspectives on Juneteenth. Here are a few responses from Protiviti’s people answering these questions and sharing their planned celebrations.
Kyle, New York:
Juneteenth is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate African American freedom and culture. Protiviti encourages you to join us in reflecting on the significance of this day!
You can read more about our BEING teammates and initiatives here through our BEING blog posts: Search Results for “Black Employee Inclusion Network Group” – The Protiviti Career
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