On Saturday, Juneteenth Event celebrations will be held in both the city of Antioch and City of Pittsburg which is aimed to build unity.
Here is the announcements for both events.
ANTIOCH YOUTH TO HOST ANNUAL JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION
ANTIOCH, CA- June 19, 2021, Antioch Youth Claryssa Wilson will host her 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration honoring Antioch’s first African American resident of the city, Mr. Thomas Gaines and the diversity within the city. Our theme this year is “Let Freedom Ring: Becoming a Stronger Community” and will be the focus during the Peace Walk and the 4 hour LIVE in-person event.
“Juneteenth is a celebration of Freedom and community. As a youth that has grown up in this community, I am very committed to celebrating the diversity within our community and bringing awareness to the culturally rich history of Antioch.” Claryssa Wilson, Organizer
Last year Claryssa and her committee hosted a safe and healthy event on the land of the first African American resident of Antioch and planned the event in under two weeks due to COVID. This year’s event will include Motivational speaker Tracie Berry McGhee as our Emcee, Griot B and Schoolyard Rap, our local artist the Project 4 Band, West African and Caribbean dance company and so much more. Claryssa with the support of Delta Veteran’s Group will unveil a Veterans Memorial Banner in honor of Thomas Gaines who served this country as a Merchant Marine and freed slave.
In addition to the LIVE entertainment and speakers, Kaiser Permanente will host a FREE COVID Vaccination Pop up Clinic and other Health resources for the community. We will also include the AAPI and Latino organizations as we seek to support UNITY.Event is sponsored by: City of Antioch, Celebrate Antioch Foundation, Republic Services, CoCo Farms, Kaiser Permanente, African American Professionals Association, Delta Veterans Group, Antioch Rotary Club
For further information regarding this event and interview with the organizer, please contact Velma Wilson at 925-250-3051.
Pittsburg to Celebrate Juneteenth at City Park
Covid-19 put a pause on many things over the last year, including many wonderful events. Well, as things are starting to open back up, Souljah’s and Los Medanos Community Healthcare District invite the residents to come and celebrate Juneteenth at City Park on Saturday, June 19th.
The event will once again include a health and wellness fair, music, performances, and no-cost COVID Vaccines.