Support Resolution 20-154 - City & County of Honolulu
Imua - Recognition of our shared past is one way that we can forward. When we recognize the pain felt and celebrate the joy of a world created together, we honor the Journey.
Resolution 20-154 is a City & County of Honolulu Resolution in support of the city recognizing Juneteenth.
Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union general Gordon Granger read federal orders in Galveston, Texas, that all previously enslaved people in Texas were free. This is significant because these were the last remaining slaves to be freed in the Confederacy. Months later, the Thirteenth Amendment, which abolished slavery and indentured servitude throughout the Union, was passed.
Hawai'i is one of three states of the US to not recognize or observe Juneteenth. This is an opportunity to tell our elected officials we do really want to shift on every level.
Change on every level, every step, is needed if we are to truly elevate.
Read the Reso and submit your testimony for the upcoming hearing on June 18th: