All Day Juneteenth Celebration

Posted June 14, 2021
By Asha Smith

​Coming June 19th, In the City of Roses at the Foothills, lovingly known as the “Dena”, we invite you to join us in our All Day Juneteenth Celebration: An occasion where Liberation, Honoring our Black Culture, Past & Future, intersect to cultivate community.

At the start of our all-day Juneteenth celebration, we will pay homage to the extraordinary legacy of Ellen Garrison Clark, a Black female civil rights activist and educator. This event will take place at the Celebration of Ellen Garrison Clark, hosted by the Altadena Historical Society at the Mountain View Mortuary at 11am. The event will be live-streamed and viewed at https://youtu.be/FmzT1hkTRlk.

Next, we will continue the day of celebration at the Juneteenth Festival at the Altadena Grocery Outlet Parking Lot from 11am-5pm, hosted in the community with Rhythms of the Village and local community members. There will be performances, delicious food, vendors, music, and more at the festival. With the intention of bringing the entire community together, this is an inclusive opportunity for all, honoring the past, and celebrating the future in order to unite and empower the people.

Lastly, we will end the Juneteenth Celebration with a Juneteenth Freedom March and Block Party hosted by My Tribe Rise, a nonprofit organization with a compassionate mission; focused on police transformation, addressing food insecurity, economic injustice, solutions to end gang violence, and creating opportunities for peace. This culmination will take place at Charles White Park, beginning at 4:30pm. There will be live music, dancing,​ food, Liberation Speakers, games, guided meditations, poetry, art, and more! For more
information email: Peace@MyTribeRise.com

All-Day Celebration Line-Up
11a-12p - Ellen Garrison Clark Celebration, Mountain View Cemetery
11a-5p - Juneteenth Festival, Grocery Outlet
5p-9p - Juneteenth Block Party, Charles White Park
Let’s celebrate in the spirit of UBUNTU, which means, I am because of who we all are. In African philosophy, Ubuntu is said to include values such as respect, dignity, value, acceptance, sharing, co-responsibility, humaneness, social justice, fairness, personhood, morality, group solidarity, compassion, joy, love, fulfillment, and conciliation.

So come through and show up for OUR community, OUR legacy, as we bridge our future with our powerful past. We look forward to seeing you there! We must uplift as we climb! - Ellen Garrison Clark

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