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Celebrate Juneteenth!

Learn about Juneteenth, celebrate with your neighbors, and check out some resources from CCC Library!

About Juneteenth

Juneteenth is short for June Nineteenth. The Juneteenth holiday commemorates the day that news of emancipation reached Galveston, Texas in 1865 - two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth was originally celebrated in Texas and is now celebrated nationwide in the United States. Juneteenth became an official federal holiday on June 17th, 2021. 

On April 20, 2022 the CCC Board of Education issued a proclamation recognizing Juneteenth as an official holiday of the college.

Learn more about and celebrate Juneteenth with events in our community and by checking out CCC Library's curated lists of print books, eBooks and videos!

2024 Juneteenth events at CCC

CCC's Summer Connections Community Celebration! Kick off the summer celebrating Juneteenth and Pride Month!

June 21 | CCC Summer Connections | OREGON CITY
  • Friday, June 21, 5:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Oregon City campus, Wacheno Welcome Center (weather dependent)
  • Kick off the summer by celebrating Juneteenth and Pride Month at the Summer Connections celebration! This event will showcase the local cultural and community events being planned for the summer.
  • FREE,

2024 Juneteenth events in the community

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Land Acknowledgment

We acknowledge that the Clackamas Community College campuses reside on the traditional homelands of the Clackamas, Cascades, and Tumwater bands of Chinooks, as well as the Tualatin and Pudding River bands of Kalapuya and the Northern Molalla people. It is important that we acknowledge the ancestors of this place and to recognize that we are here because of the sacrifices they endure. Without them, we would not have access to this gathering and to this dialogue. Please join us in taking this opportunity to thank and honor the original caretakers of this land, their lives, and their descendants still caring for the land today.

Labor Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that our nation has benefited and profited from the free enslaved labor of Black people. We honor the legacy of the African diaspora and Black life, and the knowledge, skills, and human spirit that persevere in spite of violence and White supremacy.

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