L&S celebrates the commemoration of Juneteenth as a national holiday

June 18, 2021

JuneteenthUC Berkeley embraces the declaration of Juneteenth as a national holiday. In the College of Letters & Science, we celebrate this momentous occasion, affirming our pursuit of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice across all aspects of our academic community, even as we recognize how much more we must do. As a community grounded in shared values and intellectual curiosity, we welcome this opportunity to reflect on lessons from the past, expand our understanding, and continue moving toward a more just and equitable world.

We invite you to visit UC Berkeley’s Juneteenth website to learn more. For an important discussion about anti-Blackness in America, we also encourage you to watch this video sponsored by People & Culture, American Reckoning: A Conversation on Anti-Blackness in Post George Floyd America