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MCC Observes Juneteenth

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06/19/2020
College Closed, Classes Canceled
08:00 am - 06:00 pm

As directed by Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State University of New York, MCC joins fellow New Yorkers in observance of the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth. This state holiday commemorates the emancipation of African Americans throughout the United States.

MCC shares Governor Cuomo’s recognition of the significance of this day and echoes the statement included in the Executive Order: “Juneteenth honors the history, perseverance, and achievements of African-Americans, and celebrates America’s progress and continuing commitment to realizing the principals of liberty and equality upon which our nation was founded.”

MCC classes are canceled and college offices are closed today. Students and employees are encouraged to learn more about Juneteenth* and reflect on its importance to our shared history.

Monroe Community College values integrity, excellence, empowerment, inclusiveness, collaboration and stewardship.

*Juneteenth Resources
In honor of Juneteenth, MCC Libraries shares the work of our colleague Don Simmons Jr. at SUNY Westbury Community College. You can read more about his Juneteenth Project here: https://researchguides.sunywcc.edu/c.php?g=1047728&p=7603369.

CONTACT: Government and Community Relations
SPONSOR: MCC