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Today is the day! We hope you join us today.

Come join us at Joanne's Park, today, for our 3rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration, from 11am-7pm. This free community event will include over 50 vendors from across the area, a host of family activities, bouncy houses & obstacle courses, performances throughout the day from local artists, a community meal, and so much more.

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Check out these Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Can you talk about the significance of celebrating Juneteenth in Green Bay? Related: For how many years has this been celebrated, and when did We All Rise get involved?
  • This will be We All Rise and Black Lives United Green Bay’s third annual celebration. Every year the event is planned by a committee comprised of community leaders and folks from both organizations. Years ago, there were celebrations in Green Bay to celebrate Juneteenth, and for whatever reasons, they stopped happening. We All Rise and Black Lives United Green Bay saw the need to come together as a community and reignited the celebration in Green Bay. I think it is important for folks in Green Bay to be able to see the community authentically celebrating our culture.
Q: What will the key features of this year’s Juneteenth celebration look like? Related: What have past celebrations focused on?
  • This year's celebration will look, sound, and feel like a block party. Think having folks over for a BBQ your backyard. Our hope is that this will give space for folks to reconnect, rest, and rejuvenate. Last year we focused on love and healing as we were dealing with the continued dual pandemic of COVID-19 and systemic racism. Although both of those pandemics still persist, we would like to take this day to just be. We will offer family fun activities through art, play, and music. We will welcome Black-owned businesses, organizations, and non-profits to showcase the work they are doing in our community. There will be food trucks, inflatables and of course, music!
Q: Is this a holiday that you think should be observed and celebrated by all people? Why or why not?
  • With Walmart announcing this weekend that they have created and are selling a Juneteenth ice cream, this question lifts up more tension this year than ever. This is a holiday that should be observed and celebrated by everyone who can center the reality that black folks are still fighting each and every day for freedom in our country. However, it pains me to see celebrations like Juneteenth become so commercialized, similar to what has happened with Pride Celebrations. These types of celebrations are for the people they impact, and making them so commercialized feels like it waters down the significance of the holiday. What we know, is that anti-blackness is global. The darker your skin the more at risk for physical, emotional, and mental violence each and every day in our community. If you are black, we hope to see you there. If you are not black, we hope to see you there and are committed to the liberation of black folks in our community.
Q: What kind of conversations do you hope Juneteenth generates?
  • That blackness shouldn’t just be tolerated it should be celebrated, loved, and cherished community-wide. Conversations around our community becoming more equitable. Being a place where black folks don’t simply exist, they flourish and thrive. There is no reconciliation without truth, and our community needs to examine where we are falling short for black folks and make some commitments around how we plan to make Green Bay a safe place for black folks to thrive & call home.
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