University closed June 18 in observance of Juneteenth

On Friday, June 18, Case Western Reserve University will be closed for a Day of Observance in recognition of Juneteenth.

Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas and the subsequent emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the former Confederacy.

In recognition of Juneteenth, the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, the Office of the Provost, and the African American Employee Resource Group will share recorded programming and updated resources. Join the university community in deep reflection on the work that still must be done to promote inclusion and denounce hate. Read, listen, learn and consider next steps for ourselves, and our university.

Read the full announcement on the Race and Justice website.