The Interfaith Peace Project Celebrates and Commemorates Juneteenth, the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, where on that date in 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, slaves were declared free under the terms of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation. The day is also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day. On June 17, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden signed the congressional bill establishing “Juneteenth National Independence Day”, June 19th, as a national holiday.
“The function of freedom is to free someone else.”
Toni Morrison, commencement address at Barnard College
“The world is before you and you need not take it or leave it
as it was when you came in.”
James Baldwin, “Nobody Knows My Name”
“Like a lot of Black women, I have always had to invent
the power my freedom requires.”
June Jordan, from “On Call”
The Interfaith Peace Project strongly supports reparations, respect, and restitution to all those who were subjected to slavery and its aftermath. Voter suppression, mass incarnations, militarized policing, cultural suppression, and economic injustice continue to foster the systemic racism denying so many of their basic rights as human beings.
The true and accurate history of our Nation must be told and taught so the ideals of our Nation might become a reality for all. The quest for the full human rights of all must be realized in all our affairs. We not only look forward to the day when all people will be equal we pledge to work to that end each and every day.
As things begin to return to a new normal, we at The Interfaith Peace Project are here for you in any way that you need us. The Antioch Center is now open to fully vaccinated people on Wednesdays, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. We are vigilant and will adjust to any and all recommendations from the state and county. We will continue our work through Zoom as we add in person programs. If you would like to schedule an in person or Zoom program or would like a phone appointment with any of us, give us a call. You may call or email Tom