Juneteenth, an annual commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States after the Civil War, is observed each year on June 19 and was made a federal holiday in 2021. NGA recognizes Juneteenth as a day of celebration and service, commemorating Black history, culture, and contributions.
As we near Juneteenth 2022 next week, we are highlighting a special project important to NGA President & CEO Nicole Harris.
In her role serving on the Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA) Board and its DEI task group, Nicole and her fellow task group members have initiated outreach to faculty at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) to provide their students with information on career opportunities in trade associations.
The goal of the project is to both raise awareness of a career path that HBCU students may not have on their radar, and to help advance racial equality in trade associations.
Nicole and CMA DEI task group members plan to visit and present to HBCU students beginning this fall.