COULD GIG HARBOR DO MORE FOR RACIAL JUSTICE?
Join nationally recognized racial justice thought-leader, Erin Jones, and youth voices of Gig Harbor, as they help us recognize JUNETEENTH with this family-friendly event for RACIAL JUSTICE!
WHAT IS JUNETEENTH?
Most of us were taught in school that the Emancipation Proclamation marked the end of enslavement for people in the United States, but that is NOT TRUE. Juneteenth (June 19, 1865) is recognized as the end of slavery in the United States, A FULL **2 1/2 YEARS AFTER** the Emancipation Proclamation.
HOW DO I JOIN THIS AMAZING VIRTUAL EVENT? (10am)
Just REGISTER for the virtual event HERE and the Zoom link will be on its way to your inbox (or check your junk mail!). Join @10am on June 19 and engage in a powerful 1-hour virtual event lead by Erin Jones. Hear from the youth of Gig Harbor, who will share thoughts, poetry and artwork influenced by the racial reckoning of Summer 2020 and beyond.
I WANT TO DO MORE! HOW DO I JOIN A MINI-RALLY? (12:15pm)
1. **SIGN UP HERE**: https://tinyurl.com/GH-Juneteenth-MiniRally21
2. MAKE SIGNS WITH YOUR FAMILY! Get some posterboard and markers, and make a sign for racial justice!
-TODAY IS JUNETEENTH
-BLACK LIVES MATTER
-KEEP FIGHTING FOR RACIAL JUSTICE
3. Come to the Virtual Unity Gathering @10am, learn from Erin and the kids, & meet others in Gig Harbor who care as much as you do about racial justice! We’ll answer any lingering questions about the mini-rallies at the end of the event, and give you next steps! We’ll be gathering in small groups throughout Gig Harbor to provide a highly visible and widespread presence, raising awareness for JUNETEENTH and the need to continue the fight for racial justice.
4. Wear masks and socially distance, please!
Sponsored by: Gig Harbor for Racial Justice, Gig Harbor Indivisible & Social Justice Kids
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org