Varnum's Celebration of Juneteenth
June 19 (Juneteenth) is a day of both celebration and reflection. Today, we celebrate the announcement of freedom that was granted to the remaining slaves in America, in Galveston, Texas 155 years ago, and the strides our country has made towards racial equality since that time. At the same time we reflect on the many challenges and obstacles that still stand in the way of true racial equality in our country, including the recent events that highlight the racial disparity that remains today.
Awareness is the first step to change, and today we remain aware of the racial inequalities that still persist. Varnum, led by the efforts of its Diversity Committee, continues to strive to break down the barriers that lead to this disparity, and supports all efforts of inclusion and equality within the legal community and beyond.