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June 17, 2022

Dear UAF faculty and staff,

This weekend, our nation will celebrate Juneteenth, a federal holiday that commemorates June 19, 1865, when the last of the enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas, were freed, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation and nearly nine decades after our nation’s founding. It is important that we have this historical awareness as we continue to focus on growing and embracing a culture of respect, diversity, inclusion and caring at UAF. 

I encourage you to reflect, celebrate and to explore the UAF Share, Learn, Grow page to learn about ways to celebrate Juneteenth and engage in growing a more inclusive and caring community.

Thanks for choosing UAF.

— Dan White, Chancellor


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