blog posts Juneteenth Celebration Zoom Event 6/20/23 Jun 8, 2023 10:00 amBuying and ContractsFY 23University of Illinois System Office of Procurement Diversity welcomes you to attend our virtual series celebrating the accomplishments of various diverse communities. Join us for our Juneteenth Celebration Event with keynote speaker Matt Simpson.Matt Simpson is a Community Development Strategist based in Rockford, Illinois. He has 13 years of experience working in economic development, neighborhood-level community development, and public administration. His passion for entrepreneurship and business development lead him to the role he occupies today – African American Business Development Manager with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.Mr. Simpson will address the importance of Juneteenth to our nation and what we can do to continue to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in our purchasing decisions, which will contribute to the economic development of underserved African American communities.Hope to see you there,Sharla RobertsDirector of Procurement DiversityOffice of Procurement Diversity oversees the supplier diversity program for the University of Illinois System.Tuesday, June 20, 2023 | 10 - 11 a.m. Virtual Zoom PresentationJoin the MeetingIf you need disability-related accommodations to participate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.We appreciate early requests to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.