Juneteenth & Father's Day
This Sunday we have the chance to celebrate Fathers and our country's newest holiday celebrating Freedom and Diversity. Father's Day became official in the early 20th century and Juneteenth became official in 2021. Take a few minutes to learn a bit on the origins of these holidays.
Father’s Day, in the United States, holiday (third Sunday in June) to honor fathers. Credit for originating the holiday is generally given to Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington, whose father, a Civil War veteran, raised her and her five siblings after their mother died in childbirth. Learn more...
Known to some as the country's second Independence Day, Juneteenth celebrates the freedom of enslaved people at the end of the U.S. Civil War. For more than 150 years, African American communities across the country have observed this holiday. Learn more...
Classes celebrating diversity:
Cultures in the Classroom (online)
Be Loud, No Bullying Allowed (online)
Brighter Futures: Social Emotional Development (online)
Strength in Differences: Cultural Diversity (online)
One World, Many Cultures! (Zoom)
Bienvenido! Welcoming All Families (online)
Training Guide for Families from Diverse Language and Cultural Backgrounds (Zoom)
*Archived from H&H's Constant Contact Newsletters [6.13.2022]