Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. While the Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Lincoln took effect in January 1863, it wasn’t until June of 1865 that Union solders finally reached Galveston, Texas and the last enslaved African Americans learned that they were free.
To celebrate Juneteenth 2020, we encourage you to take action in solidarity with the African American community, and in recognition of our shared responsibility to advance racial justice.
Black Owned Businesses Matter
Intentionalist is proud to support the My Black Receipt movement, which encourages consumers to upload receipts from Black-owned businesses between June 19 – July 4 with a goal of $5 million in collective spending.
To discover, learn about, and support Black-owned businesses where you can #SpendLikeItMatters:
- Explore all of the Black-owned businesses on the Intentionalist site
- Put your order on the ACLU – Washington tab at Black-owned businesses in Seattle, Everett, Tacoma, Vancouver, Spokane, and Bellingham
- Tag @intentionalist_ and use the #SpendLikeItMatters hashtag when you post to social media about the Black-owned businesses that you support
Keep an eye on our Instagram feed throughout the day:
- Hear from Black business owners via our Instagram video series
- Check out and share the Instagram graphics we’ve created highlighting Black-owned businesses in Seattle, Portland, Atlanta, Raleigh/Durham, and Washington, DC
As you support Black-owned businesses in celebration of Juneteenth, we encourage you to remember that the fight for racial justice and more inclusive communities is a movement. Consider making a commitment to continue showing up for Black-owned businesses throughout the year, and let us know how we can help you #SpendLikeItMatters.
*Our Juneteenth 2020 artwork was created by Enjoli Izidor of Enjoli Izidor Design. As a queer Black womxn, Enjoli’s favorite projects utilize design to support and elevate marginalized communities.
Thanks for all that you do to #SpendLikeItMatters! Discover awesome brick + mortar small businesses in your community, suggest your favorites, and be sure that you’re following us on social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter).
Intentionalist is your local guide to small businesses and the diverse people behind them. We believe that where you spend your money matters, and we’re sure glad you do too! Whether you identify as a localist, activist, or just a good neighbor, we make it easy for you to connect with, learn about, and support small businesses in your community through everyday decisions about where you eat, drink, and shop.