Celebrate Juneteenth 2017 with ONE DC & SURJ DC. Featuring:
- Free Community Cook-out
- Community Storytelling on the theme of Liberation featuring spoken word artists, hip-hop artists, graphic artists, performers, & more
- Art Pop-Up
Why We Need Your Support
ONE DC is raising $1.3 million to purchase a building to house the first Black Workers Center in the District of Columbia. A community-controlled space is critical to building power through political education and leadership development with an emphasis on Black workers.
It is essential that ONE DC, a Black-led organization, operate from a liberated space East of the River, where unemployment rates are the highest in the city and where residents are vulnerable to a new wave of mass displacement and gentrification.
With a Black Workers Center space, ONE DC will be able to house equipment for time banking programs, host national and international visitors who want to learn about organizing in DC, and build a political movement to fight for control over housing, land, and labor.
Juneteenth celebrates the liberation of enslaved Black Americans in the United States. 2017 marks the 152nd Anniversary.
"Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation - which had become official January 1, 1863." You can read more about the history here: http://www.juneteenth.com/history.htm
Shuttle service will be provided from the ONE DC Black Workers Center located at 2500 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE (500 ft from Anacostia Metro station) to the event location. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-232-2915 for more info on transportation.
Additional information on transportation & travel coming soon.