Black Census Day
Tonight from 7-8:30 p.m. on Instagram Live, the Census team at IDHS helped organized a Black Census Day evening session, to celebrate Juneteenth and highlight how important it is for the Black community to fill out the 2020 Census. All are welcome to join the event, which will be hosted by Tone Kapone and Sean Mac of WGCI and IHeart Radio. Special guests will include Governor JB Pritzker, Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton, members of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, Chicago-based rap artist Femdot, Rockie Fresh, and East St. Louis' DJ Word is Bond. To RSVP, just visit https://bit.ly/BlackCensusDay
National Museum of African American History and Culture Resources
To learn more about the history behind Juneteenth, the National Museum of African American History and Culture's Website has many excellent resources for a variety of audiences.
The State also has extensive resources dedicated to understanding and addressing racial injustice on the CMS SharePoint.
This afternoon at 3 p.m., The CMS Business Enterprise Program is hosting a Juneteenth Discussion with Lt. Gov. Stratton.
In lieu of IDHR's traditional Juneteenth event in the JRTC, they've put together a Juneteenth video with the help of leaders from all over Illinois.
"Juneteenth commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas, and more generally the full emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the former Confederate States of America. Now more than ever we have to celebrate and uplift black lives, stories, and experiences and acknowledge this country's painful history of injustice. Join (add organization name) and the Illinois Department of Human Rights in celebrating Juneteenth 2020, fully understanding the important work ahead of us."