Juneteenth Oregon’s celebration will be going virtual once again in 2021. Here’s how you can celebrate a day of education and advocacy from home.
Juneteenth Oregon is a nonprofit organization that connects and strengthens communities, and shares the history of Juneteenth.
The annual community empowered Juneteenth festival brings its celebration to the community with local jazz, hip hop and soul legends, education, empowering speeches from community leaders and more.
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is an annual holiday that celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. It commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery and the emancipation of African American slaves.
Events held on Juneteenth honor this monumental change in American history through celebration, education, advocacy and bringing communities together.
The 2021 Juneteenth Oregon virtual event is produced and supported by PDX Jazz. The free event will feature live musical performances by these artists:
- Sarah Clarke
- Cool Nutz & DJ Fatboy
- Amenta Abioto
- Donna Jones & The Delegation
- DJ O.G. ONE
- Tamia Mitchell who will sing the Black National Anthem
The event will also feature special appearances by Governor Kate Brown, U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, Mel Brown, Norman Sylvester, Marlon “The Magician” McClain, Clinton Fearon, Kamari Rivers and Mic Crenshaw.
The Juneteenth Oregon virtual event will be livestreamed on the event website, Facebook pages and Instagram pages. Choose where you’d like to watch:
The Juneteenth Oregon livestream is taking place on Saturday, June 19 at 1 p.m. For more information, visit Juneteenth Oregon’s website.
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