Community Update 6/19/2020
Pat yourselves on the back; you did it. This week, we’re continuing #PRIDE on Ello, a celebration of #Juneteenth, and as always, a sweet roundup of featured highlights from this week you can’t miss. Ready? We thought so.
Time's Running Out: Get your Work Featured by Ello & Superfine! for #GlobalPrideDay 🏳️🌈.
Since 2010, Ello has aspired to provide a safe environment that celebrates cultural and creative diversity. We know that’s not the case in the real world. That’s why we think more than ever, it is important to celebrate #PRIDE, which started with a protest at The Stonewall Inn.
That’s why we’re teaming up with the awesome Superfine! Art Fair (@superfineartfair) who’s mission has always been to help artists and art buyers connect with each other, whether that's through exhibitions, education, or catered services for artists. Founded by LGBTQ+ couple Alex Mitow and James Miille, Superfine! breaks down outdated barriers in the art world by instead focusing on marketing, transparency, and diversity.
Get inspired by some of these rad submissions for Global #PRIDE and submit your own.
GIF by Ello Pride Curator, @catrielmartinez.
Submit your art for #PRIDE.
Happy #Juneteenth, Ello 🖤.
Today, we celebrate #Juneteenth on Ello. For those who don’t know the historical significance and importance of this national holiday of independence, check out what it’s all about below:
“On June 19, 1865, Gen. Gordon Granger arrived with Union soldiers in Galveston, Texas, and announced to enslaved Africans Americans that the Civil War had ended and they were free — more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.
The holiday, which gets it's named from the combination of June and Nineteenth, is also known as Emancipation Day, Juneteenth Independence Day, and Black Independence Day.
Juneteenth is a necessary moment of observation because our government and, to a certain degree, our nation, and our culture has not really acknowledged the trauma of 4 million enslaved people and their descendants. It hasn’t acknowledged the impact this institution has had on this country and continues to have on this country. There hasn’t been a national accounting, and the Juneteenth holiday is kind of a reminder of that. And it will continue to be a reminder and a haunting until we do.
...The faith, determination, and strength of character demonstrated by former slaves is an example of why, at least once a year, Black families need to make it an occasion to talk about and document their lineage and the ancestors who slaved for their freedom. Do this so your children will know their true history.” - Carole L. Taylor, Boulder, Colorado (mother of @mayah).
Celebrate and Learn More about #Juneteenth on Ello.
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