Celebrate Juneteenth with Action This Year

Celebrate Juneteenth with Action This Year

June 18, 2020 — Tomorrow, Friday, June 19, marks the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, otherwise known as Emancipation Day or Freedom Day. Although the Emancipation was signed almost two and half years before, it wasn’t until this day in 1865 that the remaining 250,000 people who had been enslaved were liberated in Texas. Newly “Freed” Black women and men turned this day into a celebration establishing Juneteenth.

In honor of Juneteenth this year, and in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless other Black people who have been killed at the hands of police, AFA is joining together with the Movement for Black Lives for a weekend of action. This Juneteenth is a rare moment for us to join together and proclaim in one voice that Black Lives Matter. 

Over 200 events starting tomorrow through the weekend are being held across the country and world. We urge Flight Attendants to be safe by taking necessary COVID-19 precautions and to participate in ways that will keep you, your families and flying partners safe. 

  • Join us on #JUNETEENTH2020 for the Labor March for Black Lives this Friday at 5pm ET in DC. RSVP >
  • Join CWA for a virtual celebration "Workers Rise Up for Black Lives" this Friday, June 19 at 6pm ET. RSVP >
  • Find an event near you >
  • Join the virtual Mass Poor People's Assembly & Moral March on Saturday. Sign up >

Share how you’re taking action for Black Lives this weekend by using the hashtag #AFAforBLM and emailing us at crewlife@afacwa.org. Read more about the history of Juneteenth.

P.S. Here is a helpful guide on your Rights to Protest.

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