Juneteenth 2023

Juneteenth. A Day to Celebrate. A Day to Activate.

A day to celebrate!

Join KEXP's Juneteenth Pop-up Live, on the Radio, or Streaming Online

Tune into KEXP for Juneteenth, broadcasting live from the Juneteenth Pop-up Market at Midtown Square at 23rd and Union in Seattle on Sunday, June 18th from 12-6 PM with Riz, Larry Mizell, Jr, Eva Walker, Vitamin D and Lace Cadence. Then continue listening all day on Monday, June 19th as KEXP keeps the celebration going with Gabriel Teodros, Eva Walker, Lace Cadence, Larry Mizell, Jr., and Riz. ACLU-WA materials will be available for pick up in the KEXP Gathering Space all weekend long. 

Attend a Juneteenth Event

Check our new resource to help you find a Juneteenth celebration near you.

Celebrate Black Voices

Listen to our Juneteenth Playlist on Spotify curated by DJ Gabriel Teodros

Save the Date for Festival Sundiata: Black Arts Fest

Mark your calendar for the weekend of July 14. The ACLU-WA is proud to be a presenting sponsor of this year's festival. Visit our table in the Seattle Center Armory to meet us and check out our photo booth. Learn more.


A day to activate.


Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery on June 19th, 1865. However, true freedom for Black Americans is still long overdue. There is much work to be done. Here are some ways that you can learn more about Juneteenth and support community efforts toward liberation.

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. Read about and watch a recording of a 2021 community event held in Seattle on H.R. 40 and reparations. You can also check the ACLU's Reparations page to find upcoming events and information on H.R. 40.


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