District Court Chief Justice Fortes, Urban League's Hall to speak at MBA Juneteenth Celebration

Thursday, May 9, 2024
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Join the Massachusetts Bar Association and its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee for a special celebration on June 18 commemorating the effective end of slavery in the United States: Juneteenth, short for June 19, marks the day federal troops informed enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, that they were free.

This event, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the MBA in Boston, will feature remarks from keynote speakers Hon. Stacey J. Fortes, chief justice of the District Court; and Rahsaan D. Hall, Esq., president and CEO of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts. Shayla Mombeleur, Esq., co-chair of the MBA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee; and Damian J. Turco, Esq., MBA president, will begin the event with a welcome and introductions.

This event is free for all attendees.

Join us after the reception for a group walk to the Embrace Statue in Boston Common.

This event is sponsored by the MBA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association and the Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys.

Don't miss out! Register by Monday, June 10, at 5 p.m. to participate.