The 1st Annual Juneteenth NY Toledo Celebration Begins in Toledo June 15-June 19

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A Toledo Celebration Showcasing the Abundant History and Impact of African-Americans Kicks off an Epicenter of Black Culture and Community with Exciting Events in Englewood District For 2023

The 1st Annual Juneteenth NY Toledo Celebration – a premier annual events commemorating a now federally-recognized holiday – begins an exciting three-day celebration, kicking off with several virtual and in-person events on Thursday, June 15, through June 19 an epicenter of Black culture and community.

The Juneteenth New York Celebration and now Juneteenth NY Toledo Celebration was created to empower the Black community as well as advance the economic and cultural arts in the underserved areas of Englewood
District and surrounding communities to champion equity around employment, education, and health.

With this year’s theme “Kaleidoscope of Black Culture,” this three-day weekend will feature the best in Black culture and community with live performances, exhibitions, authentic local cuisine, wellness, and other family fun activities, including The Celebration of Black Kings Awards Reception at The Toledo Club.

Over the past 14 years, the umbrella organization, Juneteenth NY, has grown and expanded exponentially from a local gathering to a nationally recognized event, with this year’s attendees expected to reach over 37,000+.

In 2021, historic and bipartisan legislation passed establishing Juneteenth as the newest Federal holiday, showcasing the power and progress of the work that continues to move African American history forward.

Juneteenth NY Toledo Celebration encourages people of all races, nationalities, and ethnicities to join together to support and participate in Juneteenth celebrations locally and across the country – a true testament to resilience and humanity.

The 1st Annual Juneteenth NY Toledo Celebration & Workforce Development 2023 will be held (rain or shine). All events, with the exception of The Celebration of Black Kings Awards Reception, are free and open to the
public. Registration is encouraged. To learn more, please visit .

The Celebration of Black Kings Awards Reception tickets are $75. Proceeds will go toward the Employment Leadership In Training Englewood (ELITE) to address the forty percent unemployment in Englewood District and
surrounding communities, Leaders In Health, a next neighborhood leaders program that focuses on Disparities in Maternal Health, and Workforce Development, which includes a Virtual and Lunch & Learn Series, in-person
Career Expo and Job Fair to address job-readiness, in-demand job opportunities, career development and job placement for youth and adult residents.

For those interested in sponsoring Juneteenth NY Toledo Celebration and Workforce Development, please email .

Juneteenth – also known as “Juneteenth Independence Day” or “Freedom Day” – is a holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in Galveston, Texas, and, more generally, the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South. The state official celebration is generally celebrated on June 19 and is now recognized as a national holiday. Juneteenth symbolically serves as a reference point from which to measure and appreciate the progress and contributions made by African-Americans to society.