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APA President Vivian Pender, M.D. Discusses Juneteenth


APA President Vivian Pender, M.D. delivers a message in recognition of Juneteenth, which commemorates the day that the end of slavery was proclaimed by Union forces in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865. Dr. Pender discusses the impact that social inequities have on our society, and the importance of working to ensure freedom and equality for all people. Juneteenth, which represents freedom and justice for all Black Americans, is expected to become a federal holiday with President Biden's signature this afternoon.

You can view the Weill Cornell Medical Juneteenth Roundtable webinar that Dr. Pender refers to in her message here.

Dr. Vivian Pender discusses Juneteenth from American Psychiatric Association on Vimeo.


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