Words can't express my happiness with last year's Iowa Juneteenth 2020 Virtual event. We were able to present to people not only in our city and state but across the world. This year we are excited to be in person and celebrate Iowa Juneteenth June 12th - June 19th, 2021. We look forward to seeing you. The events of Iowa Juneteenth are able to happen due to our sponsors and individual giving. I ask you to give to our organization as we continue to make an impact on the community. You can click below at: Cashapp Venmo $IAJuneteenth @IAJuneteenth90
Thank you again! Share this with others! Next year’s Iowa Juneteenth will be large. Go to our Volunteer Page to sign up to help for the 2021 Iowa Juneteenth. Blessings, Dwana Bradley, General Chairperson Iowa Juneteenth Observance Click a button below to help us with our mission
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Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration that commemorates the June 19th, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in the United States of America. The Iowa Juneteenth Observance has been in existence for 30 years, and was founded by Gary Lawson in 1990. On April 11, 2002 the Iowa Juneteenth holiday was made an official holiday. It is our desire to promote the "spirit" of Juneteenth throughout the year.
The primary mission of the Iowa Juneteenth Observance is to educate Iowans on the history of Juneteenth and to preserve Juneteenth for future generations to come.
The strategies of the Iowa Juneteenth Observance are to present activities via platforms that promote freedom, liberty and responsible citizenship.
Juneteenth Week for 2021 June 12th - Health Day/Vaccination Clinic 11:00am-4:00pm - Western Gateway Park June 13th - Crowning of new Juneteenth King & Queen June 14th - Movie Monday 7:30pm - Valley West Mall June 15th - Tough Talk Tuesday (Virtual Event) 6:00pm June 16th - Walk It Out Wednesday 6:00pm - Iowa State Capital Grounds June 17th - Community Builders Banquet 6:00pm - Drake University June 18th - Black Women for Healthy Living 12:00 noon - Corinthian Baptist Church June 19th - Neighbors Day 11:00am - Western Gateway Park Plan on Joining us then!!