Honoring Juneteenth

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icon-clock June 19, 2024

Dear GCF Community,

On this Juneteenth, we honor the historical emancipation of enslaved Black Americans and reflect on the ongoing journey toward justice and equity. At GCF, we recognize that the fight for racial justice is intricately linked with environmental and economic justice, reflected in our shared work to empower Black communities disproportionately affected by historical and present day injustices.

This past Saturday, we held Juneteenth celebrations at each of our Eco-Hubs across NYCHA, also coinciding with the start of our farmstand season. In addition to activities including mural painting, arts + crafts, jump rope + double dutch, other games and snacks, residents enjoyed fresh tastings and took home organic produce grown by Cohort 27. Thank you to all of our NYCHA community members who were able to celebrate with us this weekend!

This Juneteenth, let us stand in solidarity and recognize the profound contributions of Black community members, activists, and environmental stewards in shaping a world where everyone has equitable access to a healthy environment and thriving communities. Stand with us in addressing systemic inequities in access to healthy food and green space, economic opportunity, and overall wellbeing for BIPOC community members through our work – locally-driven solutions across the city. Together, let’s sow seeds of change and cultivate a future where justice, equality, and prosperity can thrive for generations to come.

In observance of Juneteenth, GCF offices and Eco-Hubs are closed today. We hope you celebrate today in your own communities!

In service and solidarity,

Happy Juneteenth from all of us at GCF!