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Cook County Care Partners to observe Juneteenth on Friday

Jun 12, 2020 04:54PM ● By Editor
From Care Partners of Cook County - June 12, 2020

Care Partners of Cook County was founded on the principle that each individual human life has value and meaning. We focus on the unique hopes and fears of each person as they face the challenges of aging and illness, and do what we can to be present, provide support, and relieve suffering for our fellow humans. We stand with many organizations that feel compelled at this pivotal time to respond to issues of social justice. Dismantling racism, and the effects of racism, is a problem that will require all of us to act. 

As one small step forward, Care Partners of Cook County is choosing to observe Juneteenth, June 19th, a national day of observance of the ending of slavery. We have made it a permanent, official holiday for Care Partners staff and hope to build on it in coming years as an opportunity to address social justice issues on a personal, community and regional level. This year, we are inviting staff, volunteers and community members to join us in celebrating Juneteenth with a walk, a sign, a family discussion, or anti-racist learning.  

A flyer about Juneteenth and an anti-racism learning list are attached to this article and can also be downloaded from our website:

Christie John
Program & Volunteer Coordinator
Care Partners of Cook County
P.O. Box 282
Grand Marais, MN 55604