Juneteenth 2021 Action Center

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery on June 19th, 1865. Freedom is still long overdue. Take action across Washington state:

Visit One of These Black Owned Businesses in your Community

Visit one of these locations on Juneteenth weekend and receive $5 off your order, a packet of Know Your Rights cards, and a Juneteenth timeline sticker postcard -- until we run out. Listen to our Juneteenth Playlist on Spotify curated by DJ Gabriel Teodros while you exercise your spending power!

Attend an Event


2021 Artist Collective
As part of Northwest African American Museum’s Juneteenth week, the Space Needle & Chihuly Garden and Glass will introduce several amazing Black and African American artists to Seattle through a virtual show, hosted by Northwest African American Museum’s L. Patrice Bell. 

MOHAI’s Online 1619: Resistance / Resilience / Remembrance

Saturday, June 19
Time: 2–3 p.m.
Cost: Free, $5 suggested ticket price

“Celebrate Juneteenth with a special storytelling hour featuring Mr. Delbert Richardson. During this hour, Mr. Richardson will highlight the resistance of his ancestors during the periods of American chattel slavery and Jim Crow as well as focus on the resilience of Black brilliance. This online program draws from sections of the national award-winning American History Traveling Museum: The Unspoken Truths, which will be on display at MOHAI from June 18 through June 21, 2021." 

#Juneteenth21 Freedom March
King County Equity Now is hosting a New Orleans style, Black freedom parade starting at 1pm on 22rd and Madison. Black 2021 graduates, an all-Black drumline, and a Black elder caravan will lead the parade through the Central District - Seattle’s historically Black neighborhood. Community leaders will point out historic markers and pay homage to the many Black entrepreneurs and leaders, including William Grose, who helped build the Black enclave. The march will culminate at Jimi Hendrix Park for a celebration and will include performances by Sevyn Streeter and more.

Juneteenth 2021 week events at NAAM
A list of virtual events hosted by the Northest African American Museum.

Support Police Accountability in Washington

Learn about the work the ACLU of Washington and community members are doing to end police violence in our state. 

Demand that Congress Pass H.R. 40 Now

We have the power to make reparations for slavery real with H.R. 40, a bill that would set up a commission to examine the institution of slavery and its impact and make recommendations for reparations to Congress. Momentum is building, and the time to act is now. Send a message to your members of Congress urging them to support H.R. 40. You can also check the ACLU's Reparations page to find upcoming events and information on H.R. 40.

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