Acknowledging Juneteenth with the FPC Racial Justice Task Force

An Invitation to the Congregation

Join the FPC Racial Justice Task Force as we celebrate Juneteenth (June 19, 2021). This holiday commemorates June 19, 1865 when, at the end of the Civil War, Union soldiers brought word to enslaved Texans that they were now free. These enslaved people were many of the last Americans to learn of the Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863 and the end of slavery in the United States; learn more about the history of Juneteenth here.

Recall last year that as a church, we watched Just Mercy (the movie based upon Stevenson’s eponymous book) and held a virtual discussion on the Sunday after Juneteenth.

This year we will continue our exploration of the life and work of Bryan Stevenson and ask you to watch True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality (via this embedded YouTube link) during the week of June 13-20.

Then join us (IN-PERSON) on the patio next to Calvin Hall on Sunday afternoon, June 20, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. for our discussion at First Presbyterian Church. We will have a virtual link (via Zoom) available for those who cannot join in-person.

So that we may forward additional information and if needed, the Zoom link, please register using this link.