Juneteenth: A Day of Healing and Restoration,

 Juneteenth: A Day of Healing and Restoration, hosted by National Action Network (NAN) and Attorney Rashied H. McDuffie, Esq. in partnership with WUFO, WBLK, and their incredible partners, will host a day of service to educate those who have been formerly incarcerated on how to seal misdemeanors, and in some cases felony convictions or to expunge a marijuana conviction. 

These leaders will then generously file the application to have those convictions sealed or expunged for those who meet the program requirements at no cost to the applicant. This one of a kind day of service is the brain-child of NAN and Rashied H. McDuffie, who tirelessly and selflessly give of their time and legal talents to those in need.

Their  partnership welcomes the opportunity to work collaboratively with   city and community partners and so many others and have pledged to work diligently to service as many applicants as possible will take place at The Delavan Grider Center, 877 East Delavan Avenue June 17 from 6pm-8pm.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

To Register or for questions call Rashied (716) 390-9592 or NAN at (716) 245-5273 or email at bflonan@gmail.com

-The Juneteenth Connection-

Juneteeth is a nationally recognized and state recognized holiday celebrated on the 19th of June to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the US. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, where on that date in 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, slaves were declared free under the terms of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation.

The tragic killing of George Floyd by a former Minneapolis Police Officer right before our very eyes, while other uniformed officers of the Minneapolis Police Force stood by and did nothing, has prompted leaders in law and the community to demand reforms and changes to their local police  departments and the way we treat those accused of committing crimes. The upcoming Juneteenth: Day of Healing and Restoration” is one such initiative.

In addition to the National Action Network (NAN) and Attorney McDuffie and partners WUFO, WBLK, and the Delavan Grider Center, other community partners include the  County of Erie, State of New York,  Buffalo Branch of the N.A.A.C.P, Office of Court Administration, Erie County Bar Association, Minority Bar Association, Women’s Bar Association,Sole Heirs, Back to Basics, the Buffalo Employment and Training Center (BETC), Y.A.L.E. Academy, True Bethel Baptist Church, and others.