On June 19, 1865, 250,000 slaves were freed in Texas–more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth commemorates that day.A day of celebration for Black Americans, and a time of reflection for all Americans, Juneteenth is about remembering the past, examining the present, and envisioning a better future.In 2020, like many organizations and state governments, NeuroLeadership Institute adopted Juneteenth as a paid holiday. NLI welcomes the opportunity to enable conversations that can lead to new insights on who we are and all we hope to be.

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Your Brain at Work LIVE | Juneteenth: Towards a New Perspective

Our esteemed panel – featuring Dr. Lila Ammons, Associate Professor at Howard University; Khalil Smith, Vice President, Inclusion, Diversity, and Engagement at Akamai; John Edwards, Senior Client Strategist at NLI; Janet Stovall, Senior Client strategist at NLI; led by Shadé Olasimbo, Senior Producer at NLI – discuss Juneteenth from a historical perspective, how it resonates and moves communities today, and where the conversation is going in the future. They offer meaningful ways for companies, leaders, and society-at-large to deploy efforts and resources to create a more just, diverse, and equitable future for all.

This Episode of Your Brain At Work LIVE was recorded on Thursday, June 17, 2021.