How are you empowering your employees on June 19th?
Ways you can support Juneteenth in the workplace:
How It Works
See what a Juneteenth Fund looks like here! Bright Funds has put together a Fund featuring nonprofits addressing the multi-faceted needs of the Black community, with a focus on addressing overarching systemic injustices in education, housing, healthcare, and beyond.
As a company, you can either use the same list of nonprofits or create your own custom Fund. Employees can support your company Fund as well as nonprofits of their choice. Real-time reporting allows you to track employee engagement, company goals, program success.
Why Juneteenth Matters
On June 19, 1865 soldiers arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas to announce the end of the war and the end of slavery. President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation officially outlawed slavery two and a half years earlier, but enforcement was slow and inconsistent in Texas due to the lack of Union troops to enforce the order.
Today, Juneteenth continues to take on an even greater significance with the Black Lives Matter movement, showing the need for continued education, reform, and racial justice.