Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. It commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the afro-future.
Our celebration of Juneteenth is a part of our community outreach and coalition initiatives. We seek to educate, engage and enjoy our town and community.
Join Black Lives Matter Bloomington for our Juneteenth Celebration & help with our Summer Necessity Drive
WEDNESDAY JUNE 19th 2019 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Banneker Community Center 930 W. 7th St Bloomington IN 47404
With Food Trucks: Rasta Pops, MeSorrel, Top Shotta Jerk Chicken, Pili’s Party Tacos (MORE TBA)
Music by DJ Jada Bee playing Prince and 80's/90's Tunes & Info tables from all of the organizations BLM's Necessity Drive supports: Middle Way House, Indiana Recovery Alliance, & All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center (MORE TBA)
WITH a Juneteenth Kids book story corner, coloring pages & craft area!
COME celebrate Freedom DAY and give to our Necessity Drive