Brief: CSUN cancels Juneteenth event

A screenshot of the Juneteenth flyer originally released by the CSUN University Student Union. The CSUN Black Male Scholars had reposted the Juneteenth flyer on their Instagram page.

Trisha Anas, Editor in Chief

The CSUN University Student Union has canceled its Juneteenth Celebration event on Tuesday, June 13.

The celebration was scheduled from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Grand Salon at the USU.

The flyer on CSUN’s website said that there would be live entertainment, food and more information about the importance of the Juneteenth holiday.

The USU said that the event was organized by CSUN’s Equity and Diversity department.

The Juneteenth event was scheduled on the CSUN event calendar under the University Student Union webpage. The page was then taken down after the event’s cancellation.

According to a direct message from the USU Instagram, the event was canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

An email was also sent out to the CSUN Black House notifying them about the cancellation of the event.

This coming Monday will be the first time California recognizes Juneteenth as a federal holiday, requiring all government buildings, public schools and community colleges to be closed, including CSUN’s campus.