The significance and celebration of Juneteenth carries a lot of weight for African Americans: celebrating our emancipation from chattel slavery, but never forgetting the nightmare of slavery; celebrating the journey of our ancestors, and of our resilience as a people for what we have had to overcome as a result of the systemic legacy of slavery and in spite of the obstacles that were placed before us; celebrating our unique culture, made in America, but rich with our African heritage; celebrating the contributions we have made to the fabric of America, notwithstanding our humble beginnings, and finally a re-commitment to the fight for equal justice under the law for Black Americans.
35th Annual Berkeley Juneteenth Festival
Sunday, June 19, 2022
11 am to 7 pm
“Promote cohesiveness and well-being in the lives of African Americans by celebrating their art, culture and history. Engage the community at-large; Advance social justice solutions in those impacted communities”