Juneteenth Observance
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Juneteenth Observance

Join us as we observe Juneteenth

When: Friday, June 19
Where: Online
United States
Contact: Office of Alumni Services

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Join Gannon University in observance of Juneteenth on June 19, 2020 at 3pm. 

Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating June Nineteenth, the day which effectively marked the end of slavery in the United States. 

Dr. Jeffrey Bloodworth, Director of the School of Public Service & Global Affairs, provides a brief history lesson on the Emancipation Proclamation and history of Juneteenth.

Dr. Parris Baker '92, Assistant Professor of the Social Work program and Director of the Mortuary Science program will lead the conversation around social injustice, racism and how we can help in the fight to end racism.

Special guests include: University President, Dr. Keith Taylor, Board of Trustee, Candace Battles '93 and Erie Rise Leadership Academy’s Homer Smith '76.
The presentation will be streamed on the Gannon website at www.gannon.edu
and Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/gannonu/-- register above to receive a reminder email prior to the event.  

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