Juneteenth 2021

Grafik will be closed Friday, June 18 in observance of Juneteenth. During this annual commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, we are encouraging staff to learn, celebrate and reflect upon how we can collectively contribute toward a more just future for our nation and community.

If you’re interested in learning more about Juneteenth, feel free to explore the resources below aggregated by our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion committee:

Educational resources:
What is Juneteenth? Historians Explain the Holiday’s Importance (NPR Segment)
The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth (Smithsonian Article)
BCA Philadelphia Equity & Anti-Racism Resources 

Ways to participate in Juneteenth:
• The DC History Center (801 K Street NW) is reopening its exhibits in honor of Emancipation Day.
• The 28 Blocks Memorial (326 R St NE, Washington DC) along the Metropolitan Branch Trail honors those who built the Lincoln Memorial.
• Take a virtual tour of Frederick Douglass’ home. While the former home of the famed abolitionist, author and orator is closed due to the pandemic, you can safely tour it right from your computer.
• Other Juneteenth Events in the Washington, DC Area
• Other Juneteenth Events in the Philadelphia, PA Area

Related Articles

grafik and 2120 logos
Happy 2120
For starters, no, that’s not a typo in the headline—but I’ll get to that in a moment. I’ve traditionally used the holidays to decompress from work and reflect back on the previous year. But this…
Read More
census logo
Grafik Awarded New Expanded Contract with U.S. Census Bureau
Grafik is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a new expanded contract, extending our 15-year engagement with the U.S. Census Bureau. Since 2006, Grafik has led research, strategy, planning and campaign development to…
Read More
Where social media shines: disaster response and recovery
I will never forget the day of August 4th, 2020.  It was just after 11AM that I had wished one of my closest friends in Beirut a happy birthday before jumping into my third Zoom…
Read More
The smallest decisions
Considering the stresses of the pandemic, sheltering in place, a reckoning of racial injustice and everything that comes with these unprecedented events, it feels more than a little good to hear some positive news. Last…
Read More