Celebrating Juneteenth

Explore this page to find resources, events and other opportunities to recognize and celebrate the Juneteenth holiday. Now an official holiday in the state of Massachusetts, this annual event commemorates the June 19, 1865 notification to enslaved people in Texas that slavery had ended two years earlier in the United States. To share additional opportunities email cbroughton@providers.org.

Trainings & Events

  • Thursday, June 10 from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm ONLINE

    Systemic Racism, Activism, & Finding Your Place in the Movement

    In this training, you will learn about:

  • Thursday, June 17 from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm ONLINE

    Free, members-only training: Juneteenth Cultural Celebration: Awareness, Appropriation & Allyship

    In this training, you will learn about:

    • Learn how to be a contributing ally to the racial justice movement;
    • Gain an understanding of the nuances between cultural appropriation and celebration;
    • Learn how to identify and respond to cultural appropriation; and
    • Celebrate the different cultures of your fellow attendees and the Juneteenth holiday.
      Register for this event with the Providers’ Council here. 



What is your agency doing to celebrate Juneteenth?

  • Giving employees paid time off
  • Honoring Juneteenth in the workplace (e.g. guest speakers, sponsored trainings, events and activities)
  • Participate in local Juneteenth events
  • Create a flexible holiday policy
  • Provide volunteer opportunities for staff
  • Support Black and Brown businesses in your community

Contact Christina Broughton at cbroughton@providers.org if you would like to add what your agency is doing to this list!

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