Sat, Jun 17|
Joseph H. Plumb Library
Juneteenth Celebration and Unveiling of the Rochester Little Free Diverse Library
With speaker Leon Correy III, Fairhaven Select Board Member
Time & Location
Jun 17, 2023, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Joseph H. Plumb Library, 17 Constitution Way, Rochester, MA 02770, USA
About the Event
Join TTAR for a Juneteenth Celebration and unveiling of our newest Little Free Diverse Library at the Plumb Library in Rochester!
Celebrations will include a talk by Leon Correy III, Fairhaven Select Board member: Leon E Correy III is Chair of the Fairhaven Select Board and founder of the Fairhaven Belonging Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. When elected to the Board in 2022, he became the first African American appointed to the highest office in the town, and only the second person of color to be voted into any office in the town. Leon served as the 2008 St. Louis field organizer for the Obama Campaign for Change. Within the Obama Campaign for Change, he quickly climbed the ranks from volunteer to Field Organizer due to his efficacy in driving change, resilience, fearlessness, and ability to communicate with diverse constituents focused on a common goal. He has given a voice to the masses at every level, having been elected to leadership positions in his academic, professional, and political life. As a tenured software sales executive, he has closed deals resulting in over $100M in revenue for companies such as his current employer, Context Labs, Google, and IBM. His current focus is software for decarbonization, emissions reduction, and carbon neutrality. He is a graduate of Boston College with a Bachelors in mathematics. Leon attended business school at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He enjoys spending his spare time with his wife, Jennifer, and his two children.
Refreshments will be served. Cupcakes are generously donated by the Artisan Kitchen.
The first 25 families to register and attend this event will get a free copy of the book 'All Different Now' a Juneteenth story by Angela Johnson.
This event is free and open to all community members.
In the event of rain this event will held will be held indoors at the library.
We seek to defend against racism within the community by providing education, promoting positive communication, and listening to the voices of those affected. We foster an environment of inclusion and acceptance for all. We create an atmosphere of mutual understanding and respect to ensure that all community members are respected and valued.