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Scroll below to see how you can participate in area community events honoring the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth on it’s first federal holiday:
The 1,000-square-foot “mini-museum” will open in West Oakland June 19. The exterior of the home at the corner where party co-founder Huey P. Newton was fatally shot was decorated this year with a large mural dedicated to the women of the Black Panther Party.
Owner Jilchristina Vest said the project “will get people talking about survival programs again, which we very much need. Housing, jobs, food, community, safety and to be free from police brutality. All these things are still so relevant.”
Get some fresh air with Juneteenth at the Lake: 1 p.m. June 19, meet at Alameda County Superior Courthouse, 1225 Fallon St., Oakland. March around Lake Merritt, ending at the amphitheater. See a lineup of performers, an open mic session, art and food. https://dothebay.com/events/2020/6/19/oakland-juneteenth-at-the-lake
You’re Invited to the BBQ! Join a Juneteenth Black Family Reunion hosted by the African American Art and Culture Complex. Just pull up to Fulton at Webster and the Fillmore Mini Park in San Francisco 11 a.m.- 5 p.m on Saturday June 19th.
Or celebrate in your pajamas with A Juneteenth Theatre Justice Project: 7 p.m. June 19. A Zoom live-streamed reading of a new Black Lives Matter-themed play, “Polar Bears, Black Boys & Prairie Fringed Orchids” by Vincent Terrell Durham. Event is a fundraiser for the Juneteenth Theatre Justice Project, which aids Black theater efforts across the country. A blend of wit, tragedy and humor, the play speaks to some of the most pressing subjects of our time – gentrification, white fragility, the Black Lives Matter movement, and police violence against Black bodies. Free, but donations welcome. https://playground-sf.org/Juneteenth.