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Make plans to join us in-person on Saturday, June 17, from 1pm-7pm for the 2nd annual Juneteenth celebration, “Black Health is Wealth — Change your Diet!”

Juneteenth is a federal holiday that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. We recognize the holiday as an important marker in the progress of American history.

Unite with the City of Brooklyn Park, NHCC and community partners for a time of celebration and learning. The event will feature:

  • FREE BBQ and vegan/vegetarian options
  • Music and performances by Carnage The Executioner, TKO and the BP Lions Drum line
  • Youth activities such as, bouncy houses, gamer truck, MN Chill Foundation sport games

Special guest Dr. Joy DeGruy will headline the event. DeGruy is an internationally renowned academic, researcher and author of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury & Healing.

Saturday, June 17

At North Hennepin Community College
7411 85th Ave N
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

This is a FREE event open to all ages of Brooklyn Park residents! No registration necessary.
For more event information contact Dr. Marcellus Davis: Marcellus.Davis@brooklynpark.org

flyer for the 2023 Juneteenth event

Thank you to all event sponsors and partners!
This celebration wouldn't be possible without you:

  • Change the World Challenge 
  • Honored 2 Help
  • Twin Cities Relief Initiative
  • Explore Minneapolis Northwest 
  • North Hennepin Community College
  • Health On The Go Brooklyn Park
  • Minnesota Chill Foundation 
  • The Wellness Collaborative 
  • Brooklyn Bridge Alliance For Youth
  • The City of Brooklyn Park 
  • Osseo Area Schools ISD 279 
  • Hennepin Technical College
  • Intermediate District 287
  • North Memorial Health 

Additional Juneteenth resources below!

  • The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth (article)
  • Brooklyn Center is hosting a 2-day celebration starting on June 16th with a golf tournament and a family day at the park on June 17th. More details at brooklyncentermn.gov/juneteenth 
  • Why is Juneteenth Important? (article)

We look forward to recognizing and celebrating Juneteenth with you this month!  

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