MSU Sociology celebrates Juneteenth

June 19, 2024

The 2024 MSU Juneteenth Celebration is centered around the theme of “Acknowledging the Journey: Freedom, Resilience, Empowerment and Liberation.”  

In MSU Sociology, we acknowledge progress made in the 158 years since more than 250,000 enslaved people in Galveston, Texas learned they had been legally emancipated from slavery years earlier. The struggle for true freedom and equity for Black and African-American people continues to this day. It is our profession and our calling to ensure that we continue to explore what it means to be free and how we can each contribute to a more free, just, and equitable world. Sociology dedicates itself to understanding and often uncovering inequities and systemic faults that unfairly impact the lives of so many people of color.  

It is our duty to continue this journey with you – continuing to research, teach, understand, and address social policies and processes that hinder social equity, and to advocate for just systems that lead to well-being for all. It is with our collective resilience, and resistance to inequity, that education continues to be a powerful tool against fear and hatred, and towards freedom, empowerment, and liberation.  

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