Juneteenth Announcement

A statement from Dr. Jude Bergkamp and Dr. Konjit Page.

Juneteenth marks a time for reflection and honoring the history of Black Americans in the UnitedStates. While the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863, it took two more years to take effect in Confederate controlled States. On June 19, 1865, hundreds of thousands of enslaved Black people were announced free by executive decree in Galveston, Texas. More than 150 yearslater, Juneteenth is deemed a federal holiday. A day for us to reflect on the ongoing legacy ofwhite supremacy and slavery, as well as a time for recommitting ourselves to the work ofdecolonization and liberation. This can be a potent opportunity for NCSPP delegate programs, and the organization overall, to consider the contribution and complicity of the field of psychology in the legacy of coloniality and white supremacy. A time to make explicit our shared history and our contemporary responsibility. On this Monday, June 19, 2023, please encourage your faculty, staff, and students to take a moment to reflect on this important day.

Jude Bergkamp – NCSPP Ethnic & Racial Diversity Chair
Konjit Page – NCSPP Sexual Orientation & Gender Diversity Committee Chair