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Posted on: June 8, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Brookings Human Rights Commission to host 4th annual Juneteenth Celebration

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The Brookings Human Rights Commission will host the fourth annual Brookings Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 17, at Pioneer Park in Brookings from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event commemorates the important U.S. milestone of the emancipation of enslaved Black people from slavery, which occurred on June 19, 1865.  

All community members — inclusive of race, ethnicity and all other identities — are welcome at the Brookings Juneteenth Celebration. There is no cost to attend, nor is registration required. The event will feature:

  • Kids’ activities, including bubbles and water play.
  • Entertainment, including a drum circle, fashion show, song and dance.
  • Food trucks and local artisans with delicacies for sale. 
  • Vendors, including Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs.

Vendor opportunities are available. For more information, email, message @juneteenth.brookings on Facebook, or contact the Brookings Human Resources Department at 605-697-8668.

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