Commemoration of Juneteenth - CCCU
Wednesday, June 17 CCCU
In recognition of Juneteenth, Consolidated Community Credit Union will be closed on Friday, June 19. The City of Portland, Multnomah County, Nike, OHSU, title companies, and many other businesses across the state of Oregon are closing in recognition of Juneteenth, the day slavery ended in the United States.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler shared, “Black Americans have experienced oppression and suppression for more than 400 years. When Oregon was founded as a state in 1857, its constitution explicitly banned Black people from visiting, living, and owning property here. To this day, navigating life as a Black American in our city and country does not come with the same privileges experienced by others. Systemic racism creates barriers to safety, health and wealth. And everyday activities often result in racist interactions. Despite the many barriers placed in front of them, Black Americans have showed time and time again, their resiliency, strength, wisdom, and courage.”
We continue to support the Black Lives Matter movement and encourage others to learn more about racial injustice, the 13th
amendment, emancipation, and the evolution of the Black communities in the Portland area. For more information, please visit https://us15.campaign-archive.com/?u=eb2d3fc3d6bd09983d31db8de&id=eb55e079ef