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Black Staff Alliance (BSA) is an established central point of communication for the Black staff within the Stanford University community.

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Stanford celebrates Juneteenth

The Stanford Juneteenth Planning Committee is delighted to
announce our Stanford-wide 2023 Juneteenth plans.

This year, Stanford celebrates the Journey for Freedom that African Americans underwent during the Civil War and the journey that continues today as we work together to build a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive university and nation. Our Juneteenth events showcase the African American experience through food, art, and culture. Stanford is proud to celebrate diverse cultures and ethnicities to allow the opportunity to learn from one another and show that we value our rich and varied tapestry.

Juneteenth celebrates the date when enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, finally learned that they were free. More than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect, and two months after the end of the U.S. Civil War, Texas slaves discovered they were freed on June 19, 1865.

Since then, Juneteenth has been commemorated in communities across America, becoming a federal holiday in 2021.

The Black Staff Alliance (BSA) serves as a source of support for all Black employees at Stanford. The BSA seeks to address the individual and collective concerns of Black staff on campus.  We strive to promote a culture that stresses upward mobility and advancement in the workplace by creating an environment that enables networking, collaboration, and mentorship, promoting a tradition of lifelong learning as part of professional development.  

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