Ahead of Saturday, June 19th , Mazars celebrated Juneteenth with a virtual festivity hosted by the Mazar’s I&D Council with special guests from ECO Foundation, an organization whose mission is to educate people through art & entertainment while connecting them with opportunities to better themselves and their communities. The event was emceed by Kyle JR Morris AKA Kyle the Conductor as he took us through a journey with artistic performances, music, a walk through history, and interactive activities.
Juneteenth is now recognized as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a US federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond.
It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future. In cities across the country, people of all races, nationalities and religions are joining hands to truthfully acknowledge a period in our history that shaped and continues to influence our society today. Sensitized to the conditions and experiences of others, only then can we make significant and lasting improvements in our society.