June Events and Lesson Plans
Pride month kicks off June with celebrations of personal identity and the right to be oneself in a world that doesn't always understand your identity. A new national holiday in 2021, Juneteenth is a day to raise up conversation about the subtle ways that the effects of slavery are still embedded in our system.
- LGBTQ+ Pride Month - Pride month is a celebration to recognize the value and impact of people who are LGBTQ and those working to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity.
- National Lemonade Days (Early June): National Lemonade Days is a fundraiser that allows people of all ages to make a difference in the battle against childhood cancer. http://www.alexslemonade.org/campaign/national-lemonade-days
- Juneteenth (June 19): Juneteenth Independence Day is an American holiday to observe the emancipation of black slaves (the date when the news of freedom finally reached Texas in 1865). The holiday is a celebration and a day talk about the complex history of the fight to end slavery in the U.S. Find lessons here to guide discussions.
- World Refugee Day (June 20): This event honors the families forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and violence. Join others to raise awareness and help support newly settled families and children in your own community.