Juneteenth at Uplight

By Crystal Leaver on


In light of the powerful and overdue global human rights movement, Uplight observed Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day or Jubilee Day, last Friday (June 19th). Juneteenth celebrates black freedom and achievement while encouraging continuous self-development and respect for all cultures.

Uplighters across the globe reflected, listened, learned, and engaged–using the time to commit to bringing unity, justice, and respect to all. 

Here are only a few of the things that Uplighters did to celebrate:

  • Watched videos and documentaries about Juneteenth and race 
  • Donated to fundraisers for racial justice and the black community
  • Submitted public testimony in support of racial justice
  • Purchased books by black authors
  • Read the Emancipation Proclamation and 13th Amendment
  • Tuned in to community events and concerts
  • Discussed how Uplight could have a more inclusive and impactful organization, product set, and industry

But, this work isn’t limited to a day or even weeks–it’s a lifetime commitment to living our values as a company and in our daily lives to make the world a compassionate place for all. 

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