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Celebrating Juneteenth – Jaye Ware and Friends

by June 10, 2021 0

I am writing to inform fans of Jaye Ware and CJ Dudley (both of whom have spoken at multiple Meaningful Movies events) that they will be participating in a webinar on June 17th. This webinar, hosted by Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action, will celebrate Juneteenth – also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Dayand Emancipation Day, which is coming up on June 19th. Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of Black people who were enslaved in the United States.

On June 19, 1865, about two months after the Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox, Va., Gordon Granger, a Union general, arrived in Galveston, Texas, to inform enslaved African-Americans of their freedom and that the Civil War had ended. General Granger’s announcement put into effect the Emancipation Proclamation, which had been issued more than two and a half years earlier on Jan. 1, 1863, by President Abraham Lincoln.

The struggle of Black people in the United States continues but Juneteenth provides an opportunity to reflect on the African American journey – what has been achieved and the work still to be done. Please join Jaye Ware, Cynthia Winters, CJ Dudley, and Dr. Georgia McDade for an evening of resilience and hope, blending spiritual and subversive elements.

This event is hosted by PSARA – an organization that is working for peace and justice and which is much appreciated by the Meaningful Movies Project.



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