Register ahead of the event or register when you arrive.
- 1:45 Registration
- 2:00 Opening Ceremony with Drum Circle
- 2:15-5:45 Special Performances, Raffles, Line Dancing and More
- 5:30 Closing Ceremony
- 7:00-11:00 Game & Cocktail Party
- 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm – Session 1: Banned Books – SB 83 – The first 25 people will receive a book from the banned book list
- 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Session 2: Health Equity – Covid-19 – Aftermath of Covid-19 – The first 25 people will receive a 2023 commemorative Juneteenth T-shirt
- 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm Session 3: Justice Jayland – Healing Circles and Updates – The first 25 people will receive a Jayland Walker T-shirt
WhY DO WE CELEBRATE Juneteenth?
Juneteenth is celebrated to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. The word “Juneteenth” is a combination of “June” and “nineteenth” and refers to June 19th, 1865. On that day, Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas and announced General Order No. 3, which declared that all slaves in Texas were free.
The Emancipation Proclamation had been issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, but it took more than two years for the news to reach Texas. Juneteenth marks the moment when the last enslaved individuals in the Confederate states learned of their freedom.
Juneteenth holds historical and cultural significance as a day of liberation and freedom. It symbolizes the end of slavery and the ongoing struggle for equality and civil rights for African Americans and has been a national holiday since 2021.
It is critical to acknowledge its importance in American history and to promote reflection, education, and understanding about the legacy of slavery and the ongoing pursuit of racial equality!
Special Edition T-Shirt
We will have a special edition t-shirt available for purchase the day of the event. Come early, these will sell out!