Friday, June 24 through June 25, 2022

WebEx Online

Global Black and Veterans Military Family Caucuses Hosting - Juneteeth and Voting from Abroad

GBC AP June 25th

Juneteenth and Voting from Abroad 


Join the Global Black Caucus and the Global Veterans & Military Families Caucus on Saturday, June 25th, to continue celebrating Juneteenth.  And Get Out the Vote (GOTV).

What is Juneteenth?

A holiday celebrated on June 19th commemorating enslaved people's emancipation 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.   You can read more about the Emancipation Proclamation Act (Here).

If you want more information about Juneteenth, head to our resources page: Juneteenth Resources.

Guest Speaker:

Ramona Houston, Ph.D., PMP, is on a mission to inspire social impact.  Ramona is a scholar, social impact strategist, speaker, and host of The Empowerment Zone podcast, passionate about community engagement and solving social challenges. 

An American historian, Ramona specializes in 20th-century American history, civil rights, and race relations, specifically its African American and Mexican American dimensions.  Ramona promotes the importance of communities working together to solve national and global challenges through her publications, presentations, and podcast.

A social entrepreneur, Ramona is the Founder and Chief Strategist of Kaliráh Strategies, a boutique social responsibility consulting agency that drives business growth through social impact and sustainability. As an essential partner for clients that embrace social responsibility, Kaliráh Strategies serves as a vital resource for companies, nonprofit organizations, and public figures seeking to incorporate social impact and sustainability into their business growth strategy and, simultaneously, use their power and platforms to solve social challenges that face our nation and global community. The agency creates, designs, and manages community engagement programs and events, DEI&A strategies, and racial and social justice initiatives. Through collaborating with Ramona, clients grow their business, elevate their brand, advance the social causes they believe in, strengthen their communities, further the United Nations Global Compact Sustainable Development Goals, and, ultimately, enrich their legacies through social impact.

Ramona is a champion of social responsibly; diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEI&A); and racial and social justice. Whether she is producing scholarships, coordinating social impact projects, or speaking, Ramona seeks to fulfill her professional mission of “Inspiring minds, empowering communities, making a social impact, and transforming the world.”

A graduate of The University of Texas (PhD in History) and Clark Atlanta University (BA in Spanish and History), Ramona is a native of Brownwood, Texas, and currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. To contact or learn more about how Ramona can be a resource for you, visit

Vote from Abroad

With all that’s at stake this November – from gun safety to minority rights to access to healthcare – Democrats cannot afford to sit this one out. That’s why we’re coming together to discuss concrete ways you can make a difference from abroad! Vote from Overseas presented by Erin Waston,  Veterans and Military Families representative.

To request a ballot go to Vote From Abroad (Absentee Ballot for U.S. Citizens)

Event Date: June 25, 2022 at 11:00 am (HKT),  1:00 pm (AEST), 12:00 noon (JST)   90 mins

Where: WebEx Online

  • Moderator – James Lockett, Vice-Chair Global Black Caucus 
  • Co-host  - Erin Watson,  Veterans and Military Families Caucus
  • Co-host – Stephanie Zuniga-Maher, Australia Black Caucus 


Friday, June 24, 2022 at 11:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Time through June 25, 2022



James Lockett
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