Tag: Emancipation Day

One Anti-Racist Action You Can Take Today: Plan How You Will Celebrate Juneteenth

Guimel DeCarvalho Vice President of People & Culture   Juneteenth commemorates the day the last enslaved people in America learned of their emancipation in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865. Last year Wayside made Juneteenth an official agency holiday. This year, because Juneteenth is on a Saturday, we will close the agency on Friday in…
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Why We’re Making Juneteenth a Paid Holiday

By Guimel DeCarvalho, Director of People and Culture and Chief Diversity Officer at Wayside Youth & Family Support Network Wayside Youth & Family Support Network has long been committed to becoming an anti-racist, social justice and advocacy organization that serves vulnerable youth and families across the state. We apply an equity lens to every facet…
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Column: Why we’re making Juneteenth a paid holiday

This column originally appeared in the MetroWest Daily News on June 18, 2020. By Guimel DeCarvalho, director of People and Culture and chief diversity officer All Wayside staff now have Friday off as a paid holiday. We’ve asked them to share how they are celebrating and observing Juneteenth and provided white staff with 10 actions…
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10 Things We Want White People to Do to Celebrate Juneteenth

By Guimel Carvalho, Director of People and Culture and Amy Hogarth Director of Recruitment and Inclusion Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day, marks the day when Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, arrived in Galveston, Texas to announce the end of the Civil War and slavery. It was June 19, 1865 and although…
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