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June 16, 2023 EVENT | Juneteenth: Reflections on Freedom, Racial, and Economic Justice for African Descendants

Whitney Library Concert Hall, Las Vegas, NV (Also Available Virtually) | Juneteenth commemorates the issuance of the emancipation proclamation for enslaved African descendants in Texas on June 19, 1865. In celebration of Juneteenth — now a federal holiday — the African American Affairs Committee of the ABA Section on Civil Rights and Social Justice and the Nevada Equal Rights Commission (NERC) are co-hosting this hybrid event.

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Join the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building (C) Challenge

Entities across the ABA have come together to provide resources focused on uplifting experience of Black attorneys and communities, and combating anti-Black racism. Pledge to join the Challenge, engaging with these resources every day for 21 days. The Syllabus launches on 2/8 and goes through the end of February.

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PBS - What is Juneteenth?

The holiday's origin story begins in Galveston, Texas, which was the western-most area of the Union in 1865. When enslaved people there were told of their emancipation on June 19, 1865, they had technically already been freed two-and-a-half years prior, when President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863.

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National Bar Association

Founded in 1925 and is the nation's oldest and largest national network of predominantly African-American attorneys and judges. It represents the interests of approximately 65,000 lawyers, judges, law professors and law students.


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