On Sunday June 24th, come to Mercerdale Park for the Juneteenth National Celebration! One Mercer Island will be partnering with the city to present the very first Juneteenth Celebration. From 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, the community is welcome to join in on the music, food, education and of course, fun time!
For those who may not know, Juneteenth is the oldest celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the nation. Along with celebrating African American freedom, June 19th also highlights education and achievement. While some celebrate on the single day, there are areas which celebrate for the week or even the month with speakers, family gatherings and celebrations.
One Mercer Island is a group which comes together to discuss issues of race and equality. In addition, they have formed advocacy groups to raise awareness of cultural diversity in the community. We hope you don’t miss the fun!