Message From The President: This year, Juneteenth will take place on Friday, June 19th. Juneteenth, an annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, has been celebrated by African Americans since the late 1800s. The day is also sometimes called “Juneteenth Independence Day,” “Freedom Day” or “Emancipation Day.”
The New York Times stated that “in recent years, and particularly following nationwide protests over police brutality and the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and other African Americans this year, there is a renewed interest in the day that celebrates freedom.” We are in the midst of not just a moment but a movement.
Juneteenth is an opportunity to reflect on the work that’s been championed by the Black community and the work we as a country have left to do. Join us in celebrating Juneteenth by learning about this important history, valuing and lifting up the voices and experiences of Black people and the Black community.
We are excited to be hosting a Juneteenth event on Thursday, June 18th at 6pm. See below for more information on our event and others happening throughout the state! - Fatima Heyward
VIRTUAL: Let Freedom Ring! Virtual Juneteenth Celebration
Thursday, June 18th from 6-7pm
Hosted by NJYD Black Caucus and New Jersey Young Democrats. Special Guest Speaker Stephanie James Harris who will dive into the history of Juneteenth. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3hCdvCX.
Camden Juneteenth Celebration
Friday, June 19th at 12pm at Dare Academy Camden
1st Annual Juneteenth Festival & Candle Light Vigil
Friday, June 19 at 1pm at Owens Field, Glassboro, NJ
VIRTUAL: Juneteenth Virtual Opening of the Harriet Tubman Museum
Thursday, June 19th from 3-5pm
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/282924366450393/
VIRTUAL: New Brunswick Area NAACP Juneteenth Event
Friday, June 19th from 4-6pm
Powered by: Branches of the NAACP, Frontiers Int’l Plainfield & NJ Assoc. of the Black Social Workers
Bergen County NAACP Juneteenth Justice Rally
Friday, June 19th at 5pm in Hackensack
Juneteenth Peace March Against Racial Injustice
Saturday, June 20th at 9am in Paterson
Gloucester County NAACP Juneteenth Event
Saturday, June 20th from 1-4pm at Rowan College of South Jersey-Gloucester Campus
See you at our event!