Juneteenth is an annual celebration to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved Black people in Texas on June 19, 1865. This is a time for us to reflect on our collective history of fighting for emancipation and equity, to celebrate and be joyful about our triumphs, and to recommit with passion and discipline to the current struggle for liberation. Join us for two events throughout June to honor and celebrate with ONE DC!
Saturday, June 15th from 1:00pm-5:00pm, there will be a festival at the ONE DC Black Workers Center Lot (2500 MLK Jr Ave SE). We will celebrate liberation with live music, local vendors, food, live art, and education on Juneteenth history and ways to get involved in organizing in DC!
Wednesday, June 19th from 6:00pm-9:00pm, we will host a Juneteenth Community Learning Event at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church (1313 New York Ave NW, Peter Marshall Hall). This event will feature historians, community organizers, and artists speaking about the history and significance of Juneteenth, as well as about the current struggles of liberation today.
For more information or to RSVP, go to juneteenthdc.org. All events are free and open to all ages! Come celebrate and learn with us!