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June/July Resource Newsletter
The LiveWellLocal.org Newsletter is a bi-monthly newsletter aimed at introducing you to some of the best and newest well-being resources in Snohomish County. Six times a year, we’ll deliver some of the latest or most timely resources in Snohomish County straight to your inbox. We hope these regular updates help you or your clients find the resources you need to be happier and healthier. You can always find additional resources by following us on Facebook or visiting www.livewelllocal.org.
June/July Featured Resources
PRIDE month is celebrated in June to honor the Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan on June 28, 1969. On that morning, New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a known gay club. Club patrons were roughly and inhumanly removed from the bar, which led to six days of protest in the city. The uprising served as a catalyst for the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world. The first PRIDE march was June 28 1970, one year after the Stonewall Uprising. Since then, millions of people around the world, gather in June to celebrate love, advocate for equality and participate in allyship.
As of 2021, Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States. It honors the emancipation of the enslavement of African Americans. On June 19, 1865, freedom for those enslaved was proclaimed in Texas, the last Confederate state with institutional slavery. The following year, in 1866, the first Juneteenth celebration took place in Texas. Juneteenth was originally celebrated with prayer and song, as well as the wearing of new clothes to represent freedom. As the years went on, more and more states began to celebrate Juneteenth annually by continuing the tradition of prayer and song, and including educational/memorial events, family gathering, festivals, and food.
U.S. National Safety Month is celebrated in June when people focus on how they can keep their environment safe and free from any danger.
26% of adults in the U.S. live with a disability, but many of them may not be aware of the resources available in their communities.