Juneteenth Celebration Event: Remembrance, Celebration, and Intercultural Commitment to Black Lives
Juneteenth marks an historic day in which the people of Galveston, Texas were informed of the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. On Friday, June 18, 2021 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin, and U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz will host a virtual roundtable to discuss political and social issues following the 1865 notification of the emancipation of slavery, and how we can use our diversity of voices through allyship today and tomorrow to lift up one another. Rep. Lawrence will be joined by distinguished panelists Joi Chaney, Dov Wilker, and Kinshasha Holman Conwill. The virtual roundtable will be hosted virtually via Zoom webinar, and members of the press will be allowed to ask questions. A recording of the virtual roundtable will be provided to participating press after the event.
The Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations aims to bring together politicians from both communities, and both sides of the aisle, to learn from each other and advocate for joint concerns. The Caucus is dedicated to raising awareness of each community’s sensitivities and needs, in Congress and around the country. It also provides resources to members of Congress to empower them to bring African American and Jewish communities together, combating stereotypes and hate and showcasing commonalities.