Creating space for our employees to reflect, learn and celebrate
We know it’s important to give our employees space and time to reflect, learn and celebrate Juneteenth. So for the second year in a row, we instituted a no-meetings day for Googlers on Friday, June 18 and hosted a two-hour event, in partnership with our Black Googler Network, spotlighting music, history and storytelling. The event included a virtual sit-down with Ms. Erykah Badu, who spoke about her music, racial justice and her experiences as a Black woman growing up in Texas, where Juneteenth began, followed by a musical performance.
As a company, we’re proud to recognize this day across our products and in our workplace. And, as we celebrate Juneteenth this year, my hope is that everyone continues to celebrate and recognize Black liberation on this day and beyond.