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Juneteenth: A Reminder that Policy Change is Only the Beginning

Here comes June 19th.

I didn’t grow up celebrating Juneteenth. I couldn’t tell you what I was doing on any June 19th throughout my childhood and most of my adult life. I was probably wearing shorts, riding my bike. Might have been playing ball at the Hill Center, just down the street and up a couple blocks from home. Could’ve been in the studio belting out…




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Chris Paicely

Chris Paicely

Storyteller. Believer. Partner. Father. Son. Digital Creator. Marketing Strategist for the Surge Institute. Founder of StoryPaced Media.

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