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LatinoJustice Commemorates Juneteenth as it Continue to Fight for Justice 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

June 19, 2022  

Contacts:
Carolina González [email protected] | 212-739-7513
Sarai Bejarano [email protected] | 212-739-7581  

LatinoJustice Commemorates Juneteenth as it Continue to Fight for Justice 

New York, NY – Juneteenth celebrates the date in 1865, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, when enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, learned they had been freed. The day is the oldest commemoration of the end of slavery in the U.S. 

The following statement can be attributed to Lourdes M. Rosado, President and General Counsel, LatinoJustice PRLDEF:
“We join our Black and Afro-Latinx family to commemorate Black emancipation on Juneteenth. We take the indomitable spirit of enslaved Africans who survived untold inhumane suffering, and the strides Black people have made in a century and a half, as our North Star to advance the struggle for racial justice and equity. Almost one in four Latinx identifies as Afro-Latinx, and as we see Afro-descended populations continue to experience disproportionate harm from discrimination, repression and violence, we redouble our commitment to Black liberation through our Racial Justice Project and in all our areas of work.”

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About LatinoJustice
LatinoJustice PRLDEF works to create a more just society by using and challenging the rule of law to secure transformative, equitable and accessible justice, by empowering our community and by fostering leadership through advocacy and education. For nearly 50 years, LatinoJustice PRLDEF has acted as an advocate against injustices throughout the country. To learn more about LatinoJustice, visit www.LatinoJustice.org