Johns Hopkins to close at noon on Juneteenth, providing time for reflection

Dear members of the Johns Hopkins alumni community,

Today, we write to you to share a message of unequivocal support for the Black and Brown members of our Johns Hopkins alumni community. Our community is 230,000 alums strong. When some of us are mistreated, face inequity, or brutality like we have seen, it is heartbreaking for all of us. We see it, we acknowledge it, and we want to be part of the change needed in our country.

The Alumni Association’s mission continues to be one that strives to support all Johns Hopkins alumni, equally, but we recognize that we still have a long way to go. Please consider sharing your alumni experiences, as well as your thoughts on how we can evolve to better support you. You can send those ideas to

Today, on the eve of the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, we thought it was important for us to share President Daniels' recent communication with you, which includes the many ways our community will come together to acknowledge and celebrate the day. We hope you can join us.

Now more than ever, our alumni community will continue to stand with one another in solidarity.

Allyson Hughes Handley
President, Alumni Council
Johns Hopkins Alumni Association

Anika Penn
First Vice President, Alumni Council
Johns Hopkins Alumni Association

Susan deMuth
Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations, Johns Hopkins University
Executive Director, Johns Hopkins Alumni Association