June 14, 2021
Commemorating Juneteenth and Pride Month
Reaffirming our commitment to equity, liberty and justice for all.
Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, the day that the Union army enforced the Emancipation Proclamation in Texas and announced the end of slavery in that state. Texas was the most remote confederate state and one of the last to be emancipated. Juneteenth was declared a Washington State paid holiday on May 13, 2021 (effective in 2022).
LGBTQ+ Pride Month is held in June to recognize the Stonewall Riots, a series of demonstrations which took place in June 1969, in response to violent police raids against the gay community. During Pride Month, we recognize the valuable contributions of LGBTQ+ individuals and reaffirm our commitment to equity, liberty and justice for all.
We hope the information and resources below will inspire our employees, contacts and friends to learn and engage.