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      THE JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION FLINT in Traverse City

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      June 18, 2015

      Thursday  12:00 PM - 11:30 PM (on various days)

      1600 Eastern Ave.
      Traverse City, Michigan

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      THE JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION FLINT

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
      20th ANNUAL
      JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION
      JUNE 19th-21st
      12 noon to 12 Midnight Riverbank Park
      June 19th 2:30 - 5:30 PM Parade Marshaling Max Brandon Park

      Dateline: Flint, MI Release Date: June 08, 2010


      Flint’s Juneteenth Celebration celebrates African Americans’ Day of Independence
      with a multicultural flair. “Urban Family Dodge ball,” Poets , a parade and home
      grown entertainment, promise to make this year’s celebration great!.
      Paul Herring the groups spokes person. “It is going to be great, our goal is two
      fold” Herring said “We want to teach Ujamma (Cooperative Economics) and to
      share some rather powerful, but obscure information while encouraging residents
      to “Join The Village” and work together and become the CHANGE we need in
      Flint and Michigan.

      “We embraced the “Village Concept” says Herring! When ask if the event is just
      for African Americans! “We believe that the human race makes up The Village,
      not just African Americans. Although the days meaning should cut deeper in the
      African American community, we have to acknowledge the multi-cultural nature
      of all things American.” Kathryn Blake (Co. Chair) Said “We have had a great
      response this year, people are approaching me for the information on how to get
      involved, in mass... this year is going to be great! The poverty summit promises to
      be informative, the main stage entertaining and the parade well lets just say “Off The Hook.”

      We encourages you to share the excitement of this event held in Downtown Flint,
      Michigan June 18th-21st in Flints Riverbank Park and don’t forget the big PARADE June
      19th 5:30 p.m. from Pasadena along Martin Luther King Blvd. to Riverbank Park
      as well as our Urban Dodge ball on Kearsley Street between Saginaw Street and
      Buckham Alley the POVERTY SUMMIT IN RIVERBANK PARK, and of course
      your participation.

      This is the perfect year for you to “JOIN THE VILLAGE”
      FOR MORE INFO: 810-239-2901 Studio

      History
      “Juneteenth” acknowledges the abolishment of slavery and recognizes the Emancipation Proclamation.

      Historically, Texas was the first state to celebrate “Juneteenth” or “Freedom Day.” An increasing
      number of American citizens and governments recognized Juneteenth as a state holiday
      recently including Michigan.

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Festivals | Neighborhood | Organizations & Meetups

      This event repeats on various days: Jun 18, Jun 18, Jun 18

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
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