June 16 2022 |
Juneteenth, also known as “Emancipation Day” or “Day of Freedom,” marks the end of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth celebrations tend to focus on education and reflection on the path to freedom, as well as the steps still needed to achieve equality. As of June 2021, Juneteenth has been recognized as an official federal holiday, and will be observed on Monday, June 20th this year.
We’re excited to share interviews we conducted with our employees, who shared their insights on what Juneteenth means to them and how others can become better educated about the holiday.
Magnit's SVP of Enablement, Roderick Jefferson, discusses how Juneteenth has impacted him, the importance of being a part of the African American community in his life, how others can learn more about Juneteenth, and more. Listen to the full interview with Roderick here:
Kyle Fazio, Direct Sourcing Manager at Magnit, shares his thoughts on the significance of Juneteenth, how he has embraced the African American community, different ways people can show support through sharing knowledge, and more. Listen to Kyle’s full interview here: