Genisys Credit Union partners with the City of Royal Oak to celebrate Juneteenth
AUBURN HILLS, MI (June 15, 2022) — On June 19th, join the City of Royal Oak and Genisys Credit Union to celebrate Juneteenth with a family-friendly event at Centennial Commons Park located at Troy & Third St. from 4 to 8 p.m.
“We are excited to partner with the City of Royal Oak to host Juneteenth, a celebration of freedom,” said Jackie Buchanan, President & CEO of Genisys Credit Union. “It’s a day to commemorate history, but it’s also a time for reflection and learning. As we look into our communities and workplaces, we must be intentional about having deeper collaboration to push forward for an equitable & inclusive future.”
The celebration will feature family-friendly activities including music, games, performances, food trucks, vendors, and much more. If it rains, the event will move into the Royal Oak Farmers Market. For the full schedule of events, visit www.romi.gov/1570/Juneteenth.
Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. The Emancipation Proclamation was issued in January of 1863 but it wasn’t until June 19, 1865, more than two years later, that enslaved African Americans in Texas were finally freed.
“We have a strong team of community leaders who have put so much thought and effort into this celebration highlighting the history of Emancipation in the United States, “ said Judy Davids, City of Royal Oak Community Engagement Specialist. “Whether you’ve known the history your entire life or you’re just learning about Juneteenth, freedom is always worth celebrating. We hope everyone will join us!”
About Genisys Credit Union
Genisys Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution that has been committed to helping its members financially since 1936. Based out of Auburn Hills, MI, the credit union is the fourth largest in Michigan with over 271,000 members and 33 branch locations. With a highly competitive suite of products such as High Yield Genius Checking and Youth Savings Account as well as loans for small to mid-sized businesses, Genisys specializes in providing consumer and business financial solutions through its branches, a multi-channel contact center, and a variety of mobile and online banking services. Genisys has consistently received the highest 5-star Bauer Financial Rating for safety and soundness along with receiving recognition from S&P Global Market Intelligence as a nationwide Top 10 Performing Credit Union. They are also proud to be committed to their communities by annually volunteering over 4,400 hours and partnering on over 1,000 community events. Connect with Genisys on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok by following @genisyscu. For more information visit www.genisyscu.org