BFC Declares Juneteenth a Staff Holiday

Juneteenth commemorates the end of the institution of slavery in the United States and celebrates Black freedom and Black resistance. It is a day to celebrate Black pride. Bread for the City will honor Juneteenth this year, and annually moving forward, by declaring it a staff holiday, allowing our dedicated staff to celebrate, commemorate, and reflect on the Juneteenth holiday.

Bread for the City will be closed on Friday, June 19th.

While practicing safety and social distancing, there are many ways to get involved supporting Black lives and defending Black freedom on Juneteenth and over Juneteenth weekend.

  • Friday at 11:00am – Washington, DC Defend Black Lives Event – Starting at multiple locations and holding events on Juneteenth but also throughout the weekend. Find out more and sign-up to defend Black lives here. This event is endorsed by Black Lives Matter DC.
  • Friday at 12:00pm – Cancel the Rent Rally & March – Starting at Judiciary Square, marching by MPD Headquarters and the DC Council at the Wilson Building, and then joining the Movement for Black Lives Juneteenth demonstration at the National Mall. Get more information here.

As always, if you are sick, have been exposed to someone who is sick, have a temperature, or are not feeling well, stay home and get involved virtually! If you plan to demand change on the streets of DC this weekend, drop by our barrier-free, drop-in testing next week. Bread for the City provides walk-up testing out of our Northwest Center (1525 7th Street NW) on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1:00-3:00pm.

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