June 19, 2024    11:00AM - 3:00PM   

Join us for JUNETEENTH at Southside Community Center

Southside Community Center
305 S Plain St
Ithaca, NY 14850

Learn more about JUNETEENTH from the National Museum of African American History and Culture

As a community foundation dedicated to fostering inclusivity and equity, celebrating Juneteenth holds profound significance. Juneteenth, which commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans on June 19, 1865, is more than a historical milestone; it is a celebration of freedom, resilience, and the ongoing pursuit of justice.

Juneteenth serves as a powerful reminder of the struggles and triumphs of African Americans in their quest for freedom. By celebrating this day, we honor the history and heritage of Black communities, acknowledging the profound impact of their contributions to our community. Recognizing this day helps us remember the injustices of the past while celebrating the progress made and the resilience of those who fought for equality. It is a time for reflection on our collective past and an opportunity to assess the present. It invites us to consider the progress we’ve made towards racial equity and the work that remains. This reflection is crucial for growth, both individually and as a community foundation, as we strive to implement policies and practices that promote justice and inclusion.

Join us at our annual collaborate event at Southside Community Center on June 19th, 11:00am-3:00pm. We will come together in the spirit of unity and shared purpose. Let’s strengthen community bonds and foster a sense of belonging. For our foundation, it is a chance to demonstrate our commitment to supporting Black communities and to stand in solidarity in the ongoing pursuit of equality and justice.