Let’s talk about Juneteenth.
This episode of SLP Coffee Talk is airing on Juneteenth, so I thought it was appropriate to have a conversation about what Juneteenth is for those who might not be as familiar with it and some things that I've learned, along with ways to incorporate it into your speech practice.
It's so important for us to have a true understanding of all the different historical events that impact our history and our students' history. Juneteenth is also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, and it commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States.
It is celebrated annually on June 19th and holds profound historical and cultural significance. In this episode, I’ll share some tips on how you can best incorporate it into your speech sessions.
In This Episode You’ll Discover:
- The cultural significance of Juneteenth
- Why we as SLPs can use this as a chance to promote inclusivity and cultural competence in our practice
- How awareness of this holiday helps us better serve our students
- Simple ways to incorporate Juneteenth into our lessons
Cultural competence and inclusivity are essential in our work as SLPs, and by acknowledging and appreciating the historical experiences of diverse communities such as the African American community, we can create more meaningful connections with our students and provide culturally responsive services.
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