Dear Immaculata Community,
Today, 155 years ago, the Emancipation Proclamation and end of the Civil War was announced in Galveston, Texas, signaling the end of the enslaved across the country. Juneteenth, long celebrated in the African American community as a commemoration of this day, marks an important day in Black history and American history. We honor this day and everything it stands for—that we reject racism and all of its forms.
This year, it has been made abundantly clear across our nation that there is much more to be done in our country to address the persistent and lasting effects of racism and inequality. We have much to learn from one other, to educate ourselves, and others—much to do in putting our words into action.
At Immaculata, we are constantly learning from our past, engaging in our present, and dedicating ourselves to a better, stronger future for all of our students, faculty and staff. Today marks an important day for us to consider and reflect upon, especially in light of current events. It will help us move forward as a united and caring university community.