East Lake Foundation Observes Juenteenth
The East Lake Foundation will be closed on June 19, 2020, in observance of the Juneteenth Holiday. It was on this day in 1865 that our country freed the last of its enslaved Black Americans, a day that should be remembered and celebrated.
As our country endures the confluence of the COVID-19 pandemic that has disproportionately affected Black people in America and the civil unrest, facilitated by recent murders of Black Americans, it is convincingly clear that both challenges stem from systematic racism that is structural and institutional.
We know that the systematic racism that has existed for more than 400 years cannot be dismantled overnight, but we are committed to listening, learning, fostering and facilitating meaningful conversations and doing the hard work necessary to create the change we want to see in the world.