Monthly Archives: June 2021

June 2021

Celebrating Juneteenth.

2021-06-17T18:13:34+00:00June 17th, 2021|Cultural Richness, Nonprofit Spotlight, Press Release|

Photo by Sam Seidel. “To me, Juneteenth matters because it says: Keep going, the future you want is coming.” (Veronica Chambers, author, 2020) These words resonate with our work at the Foundation, today and every day. Though we our community and country are still working towards true liberation, Juneteenth is a reminder to keep working; keep digging for solutions; and keep fighting for racial justice. With the equitable future we seek for Cambridge within our grasp, we commit to learning and growing both as individuals and as an organization. For this Juneteenth, the first ever observed as a holiday statewide and in Cambridge, we’re sharing our reading list with you as well as community celebrations offered this weekend by some of our nonprofit partners. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating the history abolition in Cambridge and in diving into personal learning and growth! Our team's reading list Adrienne: Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston Atsede: Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde Geoff: Stony the Road by Henry Louis Gates Jenny: Jubilee by Margaret Walker Lauren: Caste by Isabel Wilkerson Liz: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates Michal: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Minjee: Playing in the Dark by Toni Morrison Juneteenth events in Cambridge Thursday, June 17, 6pm: Cambridge Public Library's Celebrating Juneteenth: [...]

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