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Join BSFO in celebrating Juneteenth this week!


Cheryl Grills, Ph.D., Kamilah Moore, J.D., and Donald Tamaki, J.D., of the California Reparations Task Force will speak about their work this Thursday.

Juneteenth — a federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans — takes place on June 19 annually. Since it falls on a Sunday in 2022, the federal (and UC) holiday will be observed on Monday, June 20. The Black Staff and Faculty Organization (BSFO) has planned several events for UCOP colleagues throughout the week of June 13 to inform, educate and entertain colleagues. Please mark your calendars and save the dates!

Upcoming 2022 Juneteenth events

Please note that all listings reflect Pacific Time. Advance registration is not required for any event; simply join by using the provided Zoom link.

Healing Meditation with LeNaya Crawford
June 14 & June 16, 8:45 – 9 a.m.
Returning by popular demand, LeNaya Crawford will offer two sessions of healing meditations in honor of Juneteenth.
· Meditation Zoom link:

 Reparations Panel
June 14, 12 – 1 p.m.
Three experts who serve on the California Reparations Task Force — Cheryl Grills, Ph.D., Kamilah Moore, J.D., and Donald Tamaki, J.D. — will speak about the meaning and importance of reparations, including the history of reparations in America. They will also provide information on how to support tangible reparations for American Descendants of Slavery.
· Reparations Panel Zoom link: 

“Black-ish” Screening
June 15, 12 – 12:30 p.m.
Kick back, laugh and learn about Juneteenth during a lunchtime screening of the ABC sitcom, “Black-ish”!
· Screening Zoom link:

Rev. Dr. Martha Taylor on the Influence of the Black Church
June 16, 1 – 2 p.m.
Rev. Dr. Martha Taylor will speak about the significant influence of the Black Church in California and the Bay Area from the 1800s through today.
· Martha Taylor Zoom link:

Voting Rights Presentation
June 17, 3 – 4:15 p.m.
Distinguished guests John Brown Childs, Ph.D., and Jonathan Mehta Stein, J.D., will speak about the importance of voting and voting rights. This event will open with a special presentation from President Drake.
Voting rights Zoom link:

For event questions, please contact Joyce Price. You can also learn more about Juneteenth and the Juneteenth flag.

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