(Black PR Wire) SALINAS, CA. — The Salinas Juneteenth Celebration Association and Hartnell College are proud to announce that it will be hosting the 3rd Annual Salinas Juneteenth Celebration on June 17, 2023, with the theme "Unearthing the Past, Cultivating the Future." This free event is open to the public and a great way to enjoy live music, food, craft vendors, and more. The history of Juneteenth celebrates African American freedom and focuses on educating people about the importance of this day in our country's history.
Juneteenth is a newly recognized national holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Salinas' Juneteenth celebration will feature various activities, from live performances and a freedom fashion show to kids' activities, vendors, and community partners. This event aims to highlight our community's Black history, culture, food, music, and businesses.
"Freedom is a constant yet beautiful struggle," said organizer Asya Guillory, "We invite everyone to enjoy this memorable event as we celebrate African-American liberation."
The 3rd Annual Salinas Juneteenth Celebration will be held on Saturday, June 17, from 1pm - 5pm at Hartnell College located at 411 Central Avenue in Salinas. For more information about the event or how to become a vendor or volunteer, visit www.salinasjuneteenthcelebration.com.
"This year's Juneteenth celebration will be an exciting day full of fun and learning for all ages!" added Dr. Kendra Cabrera, "Come join us for an unforgettable experience celebrating African-American history and culture in our city!"
About Salinas Juneteenth Celebration Association
The Salinas Juneteenth Celebration Association's mission is to host Black and African culturally-centered events in the Salinas Valley. The purpose is to ensure the visibility and preservation of our city's Black and African American community members and their cultural contributions to Salinas' local history. By celebrating and honoring a rich past while remaining conscious of current, ongoing struggles, we promote the resiliency of Black and African American legacies locally and globally.
About Hartnell College
Focusing on the education and workforce development needs of communities in the Salinas Valley, Hartnell College strengthens communities by providing opportunities for students to reach career and academic goals (associate degrees, certificates of achievement, transfer to four-year institutions) in an environment committed to student learning, achievement, and success.
Source: Hartnell College