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Action Item: Recognize Juneteenth as a paid holiday


The Action Item has been fully implemented.

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

Recognize Juneteenth, which celebrates the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States, as a paid holiday for Clark employees.


Updates as of June 8, 2021

  • Beginning this year, the University will recognize Juneteenth as an official holiday (on June 18 because the official day of June 19 falls on a weekend). In honor of Juneteenth, a day commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States, Clark will host an event titled “ ‘This Was Not a Riot:’ History, Memory and the Bombing of Black Wall Street.” The event will feature a viewing of the documentary film “Blood on Black Wall Street” followed by a guided conversation led by Professor Ousmane Power Greene.

Updates as of July 17, 2020

  • Beginning in 2021, Clark University will provide a paid day off for all employees in honor of Juneteenth.