People across the U.S. commemorate Juneteenth, a day dedicated to honoring and celebrating the emancipation of America’s last enslaved Black Americans on June 19, 1865—over two years after President Lincoln declared all enslaved persons were free. This day holds significance, remembrance, and resilience—denoting a pivotal moment in our history for Black Americans’ journey towards the promise of freedom.
The Black community has marked this occasion for many years as a celebration with joyful gatherings and expressions of cultural pride. That’s why this U.S. holiday is also known as “Freedom Day” or “Emancipation Day,” a chance to celebrate freedom while reflecting on the ongoing struggle for systemic and racial justice worldwide and to honor Black history as American history.
This year, we are highlighting 3 organizations from the Sony Global Social Justice Fund that we encourage you to support:
All Star Code
All Star Code is an engine for change – coding the future that they want to see. Join us in creating economic opportunity for young men of color by developing an entrepreneurial mindset and supplying them with the tools they need to succeed in the innovation economy.
Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation
The Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation works to make the ordinary, extraordinary – A legacy of change. Join us in establishing global awareness of racial inequality, inspiring a more equitable, inclusive society, and fostering opportunities for marginalized young people in the U.K.
Go For Yours
Go For Yours is closing the opportunity gap one student at a time. Join us in celebrating their 2023 Dream Leaders and Fellows! Together, let’s create a brighter future where no dreams go unnoticed.