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The Town of Erie and Being Better Neighbors celebrates Juneteenth all month with three big events

The Town of Erie and Being Better Neighbors celebrates Juneteenth all month with three big events


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Schedule of Events:

Sunday, June 11 | 3-6 p.m.

This is [Not] Who We Are | Film Screening

Boulder is the happiest place to live” said no Black person ever. Come join The Town of Erie,

Being Better Neighbors, and the High Plains Library District on a local film screening

discussing the experiences and stories of people of color in our surrounding communities.

The film’s co-director, Katrina Miller, will join us for a Q&A.

Erie Community Center, 450 Powers Street


Thursday, June 15 | 4-6 p.m.

Flag Raising Ceremony

A brief and intimate ceremony to kick off the Juneteenth flag being flown at Town facilities.

The event will play the song “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” known as the Black National Anthem.

Town Hall, 645 Holbrook Street


Saturday, June 17 | 5-9 p.m.

Juneteenth Festival

A Being Better Neighbors event for the Erie community full of music, entertainment, and vendors in a family environment.

Briggs Street, Downtown Erie

Facebook Event

2022 Proclamation, Town of Erie, Colorado


Shavonne Blades grew up on the West Coast but moved to Colorado in High School. She left for California after school and returned to Colorado in 1990. She got her start in media at the age of 21 in Santa Cruz, California as an advertising sales rep. Having no experience and nothing more than a couple of years as an art college attendee she felt the bug to work in media at a young age. She learned that by helping her customers with design and marketing, their campaigns would be far more successful and has made a 30+ year career in design, copywriting, and marketing for her clients. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPy4MMdcfLg. She has always chosen to work in Independent Media and believes deeply in the need for true, authentic Community Journalism. She is proud that YS has never compromised journalism standards in its 20+ history and continues to print YS on paper monthly while also expanding web coverage. She has worked at 3 Alternative Weeklies and founded Yellow Scene Magazine in 2000. You can learn more about Shavonne's adventures in the YS 20th Anniversary issue: https://yellowscene.com/2020/10/08/the-yellow-scenes-red-tornado/

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