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Diversity, Racial Equity, and Inclusion

Posted on: June 2, 2021

Juneteenth Event on the Common

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The Chelmsford Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEIC) is celebrating Juneteenth for the first time in our town! Also known as Freedom Day, Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when all slaves in America were finally declared free.

To honor the occasion and educate our community about this important day in American history, the DEIC is sponsoring an outdoor exposition of Merrimack Valley Black-Owned businesses, with local artists, live performances, and speeches by Rev. Dr. Gary Palmer of New Hope Community Church and Joseph Devoe, president of the Merrimack Valley NAACP.

The celebration will take place on Saturday June 19, 2021 from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. on the Chelmsford Town Common. Please contact chelmsford.juneteenth@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering!

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