Celebrate Juneteenth!

While many people in the United States celebrate Independence Day on July 4, there is another date that’s viewed as Independence Day. That’s the holiday known as Juneteenth. Almost two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, news arrived in Galveston, Texas that all slaves were to be set free. The official date, June 19, 1865, became known as Freedom/Independence Day and later, Juneteenth. Although Juneteenth is not an official federal holiday, it’s celebrated throughout the country with parades, family reunions, rodeos, picnics and rich African American traditions.  

Virtual Celebrations

  • Juneteenth Virtual Meditation, Friday, June 19, 1:00pm 
  • Juneteenth Virtual Trivia Game Night, Friday, June 19, 5:30pm
  • Juneteenth Official Online Festival, Friday, June 19, 9:00pm

  • Resources for More Information

    …For Kids
    …For Adults

    BLM Movement Resources

    Educational Resources

    Black Lives Matter

    Color of Change

    (campaigns that end practices that unfairly hold Black people back)

    Ways to Help Beyond Social Media

    (by @jezzchung)


    Justice for George Floyd

    Justice for Ahmaud Aubrey

    Justice for Breonna Taylor

    Justice for David McAtee


    George Floyd Memorial Fund

    Al Maa’uun

    (nonprofit with deep roots in North Minneapolis)

    Unicorn Riot

    (decentralized media organization that has been live-streaming uprisings)

    Campaign Zero

    (comprehensive platform of research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in America)

    Minnesota Freedom Fund

    (MN Freedom Fund has received overwhelming support and recommended donating to any of these organizations instead)

    National List (US) of Bail Funds … and other resources

    Compilation of Donation Sites to Fund Racial Justice

    Ways to Support Black-Owned Businesses

    By Sarah Davis from Finimpact