Juneteenth Celebrations @ Utah Cultural Celebration Center (June 9th - June 21st)

Secondly, we'd like to share information on our 28th Annual Juneteenth Freedom Festival and Holiday celebration. The celebration begins with our Mr. & Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pageant and Essay Conteston June 9th at the Marshall White Community Center at 6:00 p.m. The festival's main events will be held June 16-18.  Friday, June 16th will be our annual Town Hall Meeting, "The State of Blacks in Utah" at 6:30 p.m. at Weber State University, Davis Campus at 2750 University Park Blvd. in Layton.  We will unveil the first draft of the Utah Black Agenda.  During our Town Hall meeting last year, participants worked in groups to identify challenges and possible solutions to issues including physical & mental health, education, employment, business and economic development, youth and family.
June 17th  we're bringing the festival back to the Salt Lake area at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center in West Valley, supported by our partnership with Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams. The festival will be held from 12 noon - 9:00 p.m.  and there are opportunities to perform or have a vending booth (form attached and on our website). On Sunday, June 18th, the festival continues at the Ogden City Amphitheater on 25th Street in downtown Ogden.  The event runs from 12 noon - 7:00 p.m. and will include a special Father's Day Tribute, so nominate your favorite father today! 
The festival concludes on Wednesday, June 21st with a Film Screening of "I'm Not Your Negro" a snapshot of observations by poet James Baldwin at Ogden's Peery Egyptian Theater at 6:30 pm.  The evening will include a discussion following the film.  All of the festival events are FREE and OPEN to the public.



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