Community Juneteenth celebration set for June 24

The Juneteenth Celebration is the annual celebration of the end of slavery.

  • Monday, June 18, 2018 8:30am
  • Life

On June 24, in partnership with the city of Mercer Island, One Mercer Island will be presenting the community’s first Juneteenth Celebration, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Mercerdale Park.

The event will include live music, food, fun and education.

The organizing group, One Mercer Island, meets to discuss issues of race, equity and access and has formed advocacy groups to raise awareness of cultural diversity on Mercer Island.

Locals can learn more about Juneteenth, the annual commemoration of the end of slavery in the USA, at www.juneteenth.com.

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