Juneteenth lunch and learn presentation
King County employees are invited to join us for a panel discussion on the history of Juneteenth and its legacy today. Speakers will include elected officials, an historian and community members.
Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is a holiday that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas in June 1865, and the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South. It is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.
The panel discussion will be held Thursday, June 16 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the King County Courthouse, ninth floor, courtroom E-942.
Sponsored by the Equity and Social Justice Legislative Branch Team and the Office of Equity and Social Justice, the event is for employee and invited guests only. Please plan to bring your own lunch for this lunch and learn event.