Friday, June 19, 2020, 12:04 PM
Black voices, Black bodies, and blackness should be honored, centered and celebrated!
Below are a few ways to participate today:
Hosted by the Movement for Black Lives.
The day is filled with events for all ages. If this is your first time celebrating Juneteenth, you might start with a traditional celebration like this one. It involves a bit of walking, but it should be informative, celebratory and accessible.
A family friendly event, and a great way to engage children in supporting the movement for black lives. 11am-1pm
A concert that highlights the distinct flavor, ethos and creativity of black vocal artistry. The event is free but we suggest getting a ticket. Proceeds benefit the Equal Justice Initiative. 8pm
June 20th. (tomorrow!) This looks like a pretty awesome online event.
WAMU has a more comprehensive list of regional events here.
Everyone can celebrate Juneteenth, but it is not about everyone. That means if you are not African American, (even if you are an ally) this day is not about you. Honor, center, and celebrate the Black people in your life, and be mindful of the space you are taking up in your celebrating.