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- Why LISC WNY
Western New York is not powerless. WNY is resilient and we, as a community, demand solutions that create a more humane society for our children to grow. We want to be clear that LISC WNY unequivocally stands with our community as an active partner working to reconcile a racist system that has perpetuated poverty, segregation, and health inequity for generations in our neighborhoods. We are humbled and inspired by the strength and courage of the organizations and residents leading this work now, along with those that have been doing the hard work long before this time.
Juneteeth is widely known as the celebration of emancipation from forced slavery. Juneteenth of Buffalo is one of the longest running Juneteenth celebrations in the country. Started in 1976 as a culturally relevant alternative to the country’s Bicentennial Celebration, 2020 marks the 45th consecutive year of this celebration. But what does this celebration mean for Buffalo and for the people of Western New York?