Juneteenth coming up in Ithaca

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Southside Community Center will conduct its annual Juneteenth Festival on Saturday, June 21st from 11am to 6pm. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the legal emancipation of enslaved Black people in the United States. Not only is it a celebration of remembrance of the rich history of African Americans in this country, but also a celebration of our achievements in the continued struggle against oppression. This year’s theme is Ujamaa: Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurship. The festival will include games for children, a bounce house, face painting, live music, food, arts and crafts, and workshops on financial literacy, starting a business with no money down, designing sneakers, and protecting intellectual property.

For a complete schedule of performances and workshops, please visit www.ssccithaca.org/juneteenth.html or call 607-273-4170.

WHERE: Southside Community Center, 305 South Plain Street, Ithaca NY 14850

 

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