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Erie, Colorado (June 14, 2023) – Being Better Neighbors will host its third annual Juneteenth Celebration event on Saturday, June 17th, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The celebration will be held in Downtown Erie on Briggs Street, between Moffat and Cheesman streets.
The family friendly event, which is free and open to the public, will feature BBQ, DJ Drake, live music by Soul School, kids activities, vendors selling amazing items as well as supportive non profit organizations.
“While the era of chattel slavery in this country may seem like a distant memory, we are not really that far removed. My paternal grandfather was born in 1899, and his parents were alive when family members could be separated through sale. It is imperative that we recognize not only the destruction caused, but the generational impact that this national stain has had on so many. We take this time to celebrate freedom and family. As it was said, “None of us are free until all of us are free!”” Board President Justin Brooks states.
The event is organized by Being Better Neighbors, a nonprofit organization that works to embrace Erie’s growing diversity and nurture an inclusive town.
The Being Better Neighbors Juneteenth Celebration is a great way to bring the community together while honoring the significance of Juneteenth in American history. The event presents a great opportunity to honor Black American culture through good food and music.
For more information, please visit the Being Better Neighbors website, www.beingbetterneighbors.org.
Images from the 2022 Erie Juneteenth celebration: