Juneteenth is an adaptive way of saying “June 19th.” On this day, our country committed to change emancipating the last slaves. President Lincoln made his fateful “proclamation.” 156 years ago, Granger in Galveston delivered General Order #3. This momentous day in 1865 needs to become a National holiday.
Congrats to our National Miss Juneteenth Queen, Saniya Gay National Miss Juneteenth 2020
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2 current pictures (1 in African Themed or Print clothing) and
discuss :What Equity has to do with Juneteenth. (1-page, 500 words, single spaced)
Ages 15 to 18 are invited to enter
Submission Deadline May 14, 2021
Celebrate a great man who made a choice to stand up and paid with his life.
We are pillars in the community for our work to decrease violence and provide solutions as we tackle structural systems hindering empowerment. Join us!
Join us as we reignite the spirit of freedom, liberty, and justice. Each year East St. Louis, Cahokia, Washington Park and surrounding communities come together to enjoy food, music, and fun as we talk about community issues,
Join us on the significant day in history. Be part of remembering to move forward in the spirit of true unity and change. Everyone wonders where to start. We start "together".
Businesses, Corporations, and NFPs partnerships and sponsorships are available to you. Contact us for more information.
Location: 2950 Caseyville Avenue, East St. Louis, IL 62204
Volunteers are needed.
Some entertainment slots still available.
Some vending still available
Community Development Sustainable Solutions, CDSS-ESL.ORG, is a proactive and innovative East St. Louis, IL based nonprofit agency. As part of CDSS’ non-violence initiatives, the grassroots agency seeks to civically engage members of the community with positive fun and educational events such as “Put Down The Guns, Pick Up Your Sons, March to Fun”, (a collaboration with Studio 618 for the past 5 years) and National Night Out, an annual event in August promoting positive police/community relations. Juneteenth-East St. Louis is no different as CDSS brings to life the historical significance of June 19, 1865, our Emancipation Day.
"Since that fateful day in June 1865, this holiday and its meaning seems to fade in and out just as our sense of direction as a community and a diverse country. We welcome everyone regardless of color or culture out to reflect upon this journey America embarked upon 152 years ago when Lincoln was president. ” Stephanie Bush, President CDSS
According to Mr. Terrance Taylor, CDSS Vice President, “Last year was BIG, but this year is EVEN BIGGER! We expect upwards of 400 people at the boathouse in Jones Park so we are looking for more vendors and more entertainers to engage but you better do it fast because time and space is running out. You can call me at 618-514-3199.”
Your participation in this mult- municipality annual event will make it even better!
Juneteenth- East St. Louis, June 16, 2018, Saturday
Community Development Sustainable Solutions
4601 State Street, Suite 300
East St. Louis, IL, 62205