Juneteenth serves as a historical milestone that honors those African-American ancestors who survived this country’s institution of bondage, as well as a celebration of the black community’s legacy of resistance, perseverance and strength of the human spirit.
In remembering that legacy, it is important to look at the past, understand our history and strengthen our resolve to keep fighting the racism that is still so deeply ingrained within our systems to this day.
Please join Stop Police Terror Project-DC - along with our partners Black Lives Matters DC, Keep DC 4 Me, BYP100, Pan-African Community Action (PACA) DMV, ACLU DC and SURJ DC - June 18-23 for a week of celebration, liberation and education as we connect as a community for #Juneteenth in DC!
Monday, June 18
The Cost of Criminalized Blackness: A Community Conversation
Where: Anacostia Arts Center (1231 Good Hope Rd SE)
Event Description: A black-only space. Please join us for a candid conversation centered around the legacy of struggle, strength and joy in the black community. Free food and childcare will be available. Come out and get free with us!
Tuesday, June 19 (Juneteenth)
Juneteenth Community Learning
Where: African American Civil War Museum (1925 Vermont Ave NW)
Event Description: A community learning event hosted by ONE DC, Juneteenth on Georgia, Stop Police Terror Project-DC & SURJ DC. Featuring history of Juneteenth talk with local historian C.R. Gibbs & community learning conversations on community safety, reparations, and current state of the fight for liberation in DC
Wednesday, June 20
SPTP-DC Liberation Fundraiser
Where: Smith Public Trust (3514 12th Street NE)
Event Description: Happy hour fundraiser with an opportunity to participate in a raffle and win prizes from local business! In addition to pre-purchased tickets and suggested donations at the door will go towards funding Stop Police Terror Project-DC.
Thursday, June 21
The End of Policing: Discussion with Alex Vitale
Where: The Potter's House (1658 Columbia Rd NW)
Event Description: A night with author, activist, and sociologist Alex Vitale as he discusses his new book, “The End of Policing.” Co-hosted by Stop Police Terror Project-DC.
Friday, June 22
Prison Letter Writing Potluck
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Where: Check It Enterprises (1920 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE)
Event Description: A prison letter writing event which will include a community potluck dinner and a guest speaker.
Saturday, June 23
Juneteenth Community Picnic & Resource Fair
Where: Marvin Gaye Park & Riverside Recreation Center (Division Ave & Foote St NE)
Event Description: Free food & music! A celebration of the black community’s legacy of resistance, perseverance and strength of the human spirit. Come learn what great work local grassroots organizations are doing in the community and support local black artists & small business owners.