DP PROFESSIONAL NETWORK - Juneteenth "Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future

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Name: DP PROFESSIONAL NETWORK - Juneteenth "Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future
Date: June 19, 2024
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
 Juneteenth, Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future
Lunch and Presentation sponsored by Ascension Holy Family,
featuring Yolande Wilson- Stubbs, President & CEO
At this Personal & Professional Development Meeting you will be able to network with other like-minded businesspeople!  Bring business cards to share.

Juneteenth is a day when all of us can take time to reflect on the opportunities for progress before us.  The chamber wanted to take a moment on this important holiday to emphasize the importance of understanding and celebrating this significant historical event. Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Emancipation Day, is a holiday that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. It is a momentous occasion that deserves recognition and reflection.

Our featured speaker, 
 Yolande Wilson Stubbs, President and CEO of Ascension Holy Family, is excited to take some time to converse about the significance of this important federal holiday . She will share her personal experience with Juneteenth and how her mother instilled the embodiment of the important message of this historical day.  Attending and learning about Juneteenth not only helps us appreciate the struggles and triumphs of the enslaved, but also allows us to deepen our understanding of the ongoing fight for racial equality. By acknowledging and honoring this pivotal moment in history, we actively contribute to creating a more inclusive and just society.  We look forward to everyone attending this important event on this very significant day.

Lunch will be provided  and sponsored by ACENSION HOLY FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER! 

Here are some ways you can actively engage and celebrate Juneteenth:
  • Educate Yourself: Take the time to read books, articles, and historical accounts that delve into the significance of Juneteenth. Explore the experiences of those who fought for freedom and equality.
  • Attend Events and Celebrations: Look for local Juneteenth events, parades, lectures, and exhibitions in your area. Participating in community activities can deepen your understanding and allow you to connect with others who share an interest in this important holiday.
  • Support Black-owned Businesses: Consider patronizing Black-owned businesses during Juneteenth and beyond. This gesture helps to promote economic empowerment and strengthen the community.
  • Engage in Conversations: Initiate discussions about Juneteenth with friends, family, and colleagues. Sharing knowledge and experiences can foster greater awareness and promote understanding.
  We encourage you to attend to explore the significance of Juneteenth and consider ways to incorporate its celebration into your life. Together, we can honor the past, embrace the present, and work towards a brighter, more inclusive future.
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Event Sponsors:
Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce & Industry 
1400 E. Touhy Avenue #145
Des Plaines, IL 60018

Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, June 19, 2024
11:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. - Arrivals
11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  - Program 
Registration Deadline:  6/19/24 by 9:00 a.m.
NOTE:   Ascension Holy Family will be sponsoring lunch.
Contact Information:
Andrea Biwer
Member Fee:  $15.00 Per Person 
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