Juneteenth and Global Opportunities 

by Dana Austin 

Juneteenth is a national holiday in the United States and one in which there is an opportunity to educate the world about the end of slavery in the U.S. Slavery officially ended in Galveston, Texas, two years after President Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves. So this year we held a first conversation at Global Chamber® about Juneteenth — a remembrance, a celebration and a discussion on how we can make more progress around the world. 

This year, we remembered the day by addressing how to increase the business growth of Black businesses in America. How do we move from Juneteenth to an initiative to help us grow collectively around the world? True growth and progress can be achieved if we connect the relationships that were broken from slavery and build companies from continent to continent in unity. With the Global Chamber platform and the growth of technology, we have the best opportunity to grow together. We invite you to join us on this journey as we host additional events on business growth throughout the year. Watch for more from several of us leading this.

Dana Austin is executive director at Global Chamber Atlanta.

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