Fri, Jun 19 | McCoy Park

St John's Juneteenth Jamboree

On June 19th, 1865 a group of Union Soldiers marched into Galveston, Texas. It was then, over 2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, that the Black People of Texas were finally informed of their freedom for the first time. Come celebrate this Black National Holiday with us, Portland!
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St John's Juneteenth Jamboree

Time & Location

Jun 19, 2020, 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM PDT
McCoy Park, N Trenton St & Newman Ave, Portland, OR 97203, USA

About the event

June 19th is an important date in Black History in the United States. On this date in 1865, a group of Union Soldiers marched into Galveston, Texas. It was then, over 2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, that General Gordon Granger finally informed the Black People of Texas of the declaration that acknowledged their freedom for the first time. In honor of that event, and in celebration of the Black Community of Portland, Talented X is asking you to join us in lifting up the voices of the oppressed. To join us in bolstering our disenfranchised Black Neighbors & Businesses we need so dearly. To invite people from every race, every religion, and every neighborhood in Portland to come show solidarity with us. Black Culture is American Culture.

At this Jubilee; there will be Black musicians, artists, and business owners to support. The Talented X has started a crowd fund to pay these people for their attendance, service, and general participation in celebrating this auspicious day. Black business owners will receive payment to set up at this event and share their craft. Businesses of Hispanic/Asian/White culture will be asked to donate a fee to set up a booth. This fee will be donated to the Black Resilience Fund in order to help stem the tide of systemic racism. Gentrification has pushed Black owned businesses out of NPDX for too long. We would like to lift up those in our Black Communities that have fewer means to find proper education, housing, mental health assistance, and business opportunities than their cultural counterparts. If you are reading this message, then you can help us push back against the toxic repercussions of gentrification. Our ideals are not contrary to the protection of our multicultural neighbors, who have also been systematically oppressed in this city. This movement is meant to liberate the Black Community of Portland. Hopefully, this is just the first step in reform for all.

At 5:30 on Juneteenth, 2020; we will meet as one in St. Johns Plaza & march to McCoy Park. We will march with a unified voice. All sounding the message that we are responsible with forming the foundation of a Portland that is community led, not police ruled. On June 19th we will dance, sing, tell stories, read poems, listen to our neighbors, watch movies, eat food, and gather around a shared goal for a brighter, more inclusive future.

It is a top priority to make sure this event is as safe as possible for all to attend. In light of COVID-19; organizers will be working under MCHD guidelines regarding public safety.

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