June 2022

Juneteenth 2022

Sunday June 19th celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, the last enslaved people in Texas were informed of the emancipation proclamation that was signed six months prior. While Lincoln’s proclamation is often cited as the end of slavery, it did not truly end until Juneteenth when all those …

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Last year, BCEH created the Lived Experience Advisory Panel (LEAP): a leadership development body consisting of members with current or recent past experience of homelessness. The board serves as a platform for people whove experienced homelessness to provide meaningful input to improve Berks Countys homeless response system, and has become a vital voice in informing …

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