June 19, 2023: Proclamation - Juneteenth

PROCLAMATION: Whereas on June 19, 1865 in Galveston, Texas—over two years after President Abraham Lincoln declared all enslaved persons free—Major General Gordon Granger and Union Army troops enforced the Emancipation Proclamation and freed the last enslaved Black Americans; and Whereas free from the bondage which immorally deprived them of human dignity, their long overdue emancipation was celebrated on June 19—“Juneteenth”—and this year marks the 158th year of Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the abolishment of slavery in the United... continue reading »"June 19, 2023: Proclamation - Juneteenth"

June 12, 2023: Proclamation - Elder Abuse Awareness Day

PROCLAMATION: Whereas Pasadena’s older adults are valued members of society and deserve to be treated with respect and dignity to enable them to continue to serve as leaders, mentors, volunteers and important and active members of this community; and Whereas the Pasadena Public Health Department and Pasadena Elderly and Dependent Adult Liaisons (PEDAL) Committee are concerned about the risk to our senior residents who suffer from neglect or are victims of financial, emotional, sexual, or physical abuse; and Whereas abuse... continue reading »"June 12, 2023: Proclamation - Elder Abuse Awareness Day"

June 1, 2023: Proclamation - Pride Month

PROCLAMATION: Whereas Pride Month began in June, 1969 on the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York City after LGBTQ+ persons and  their allies rose up to fight against discriminatory laws—which have since been declared unconstitutional; and Whereas Pasadena denounces prejudice and unfair discrimination based on age, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or  gender expression, and is a city in which all persons should feel valued, safe, welcomed, respected, and affirmed by their peers and... continue reading »"June 1, 2023: Proclamation - Pride Month"