Juneteenth is the oldest known event celebrating the end of slavery on June 19, 1865, two and a half years after Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth focuses on celebrating freedom, recognizing African American achievements and encouraging continuous self-development and respect for all cultures.
Join in this fun, entertaining, and educational family community event as the Vancouver NAACP hosts the 7th Annual Vancouver and Clark County Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 22nd from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at Clark College, Hanna and Foster Halls (1933 Fort Vancouver Way). This event is free and open to all.
Enjoy an Art Gallery, Writer’s Forum, Special Musical Performance by David Watson and Rebirthing the Cool, Kid’s Corner, Food and Community Vendors, a Diversity Job Fair, Awards Presentation, and a live panel discussion of the theme “Together We Rise” with Vancouver Mayor, Anne McEnerny, City and County Law Enforcement and Education Leaders.