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MX Observes Juneteenth: Educate, Act, Reflect

June 30, 2022 | 0 min read


On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers landed in Texas with news that the war was over and the enslaved were emancipated. In recognition of Juneteenth, MXers were encouraged to take the day (observed June 20) as a day of action, education, and reflection. 

For some MXers located in Utah, this meant attending the Salt Lake Juneteenth Celebration. The celebration kicked off with the Beloved Community Juneteenth Celebration Walk, where attendees walked from the Utah State Capitol Building to the Salt Lake City & County Building.

The celebration continued at The Gateway where the Black-Owned Business Expo featured local businesses, food trucks, and a Black Art Exhibit featuring talented visual artists and musicians. MXers from around the company volunteered their time to man an MX booth. As a booth sponsor, MX is proud to support Black-owned businesses who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. The community-centered event allowed these business owners to showcase their goods and services while networking with others in the community. 

Be sure to also visit our No Hard Feelings podcast-video series created by the MX Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Employee Resource Group (ERG) to bring awareness and have conversations around racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity.

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