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MARC Mentioned in NJBIZ, NJ Law Journal Stories on Businesses Closed for Juneteenth

MARC’s office closure on June 19 in observance of the Juneteenth holiday was profiled in a June 18, 2020 story for both NJBIZ and the New Jersey Law Journal.

Chief Operating Officer John Neubauer said it would be a paid day off, dedicated to learning and service in support of the Black community.

The law firm suggested its lawyers and staff take the day to learn, volunteer and/or plan action steps to make positive changes in society, the community and the firm.

In honor of the holiday, the firm is donating to nonprofits focused on organizations serving the Black community. The firm invites employees to do the same for a charity of their choice.

Juneteenth, short for “June Nineteenth,” marks the date in 1865 when Texas became the last state to announce the Emancipation Proclamation, which President Abraham Lincoln had issued two-and-a-half years earlier.

Read the NJBIZ story here and the Law Journal story here.

MARC also provided its attorneys and staff with resources to further explore the issues raised by Juneteenth. For example, it listed the following books: Ibram X. Kendi’s How to Be an Antiracist, Layla F. Saad’s Me and White Supremacy and Martin Luther King Jr.’s Why We Can’t Wait.

It also suggested these movies: 13th, I Am Not Your Negro, Whose Streets?, LA 92, Teach Us All, and Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise.

In addition, the firm included activities for families, such as links to a virtual tour of Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Slavery and Freedom exhibit and resources that can be downloaded from Teachers Pay Teachers to learn more about this historic day.

MARC also provided names of informative podcasts: Floodlines, 1619 and Intersectionality Matters! 

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