Juneteenth is a recognition of American history where on June 19, 1865 (only 156 years ago) more than 250,000 enslaved black people were informed they were free. This was an astounding 2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation had been signed in 1863. The month of June is a specific time to reflect on this moment of history, reconcile with the past, present and how we see the future. Black Americans are only 2-3 generations removed from slavery and still suffer from systems permeated with racial bias. The fight for true and complete freedom still continues.
This year, the Supporters of 8CRE at NIH will observe Juneteenth over the first 19 days of June, with a focus towards the wellness of self, family/friends, and community.
We encourage all those interested in participating in these 19 Days of Wellness to engage in various activities that promote health and wellness (suggested actions are included in our calendar!). We will also host three, 30- to 60-minute virtual conversations on the topics around mental health, Black women’s health, and Black men’s health.
Click here to register for 19 Days of Wellness.