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Juneteenth : Emancipated or Enslaved?

Date: June 19, 2020 | Categories: Structural Racism, Video All,

This Friday, June 19 — aka Juneteenth, the increasingly observed holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States — you have the chance to attend a 90-minute event “Juneteenth: Emancipated or Enslaved?” This unique virtual event is an opportunity for everyone in our communities and beyond to come together to observe an American holiday, Juneteenth. Please plan to …


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Strange Fruit, Found Hanging from California Trees

Date: June 19, 2020 | Categories: Structural Racism,

“Strange Fruit”* Found Hanging from California Trees By Imam Khalid Fattah Griggs In the span of 10 days and 50 miles apart, two African American men were found hanging from trees in Southern California. Malcolm Harsch’s body was found hanging from a tree near a homeless encampment around 7:00 am on May 31 near Victorville, California. He was 38-years old. …


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Happy Juneteenth!

Date: June 18, 2020 | Categories: Structural Racism,

June 19th, 2020 ICNA CSJ sends best wishes for a memorable celebration to all those commemorating Juneteenth. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. The 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, signed a document on January 1, 1863, known as the Emancipation Proclamation. The document read in part that, …