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Rootead Juneteenth Celebration

June 17, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Bronson Park
200 S Rose St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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Rootead Enrichment Center
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Flyer for Rootead Juneteenth Celebration, featuring a photo of a woman dancing

Our Juneteenth celebration is going to be one to remember.

The theme we chose this year is Family Reunion.

Family reunions are special for Black and brown families for a couple of reasons we want to bring to our celebration:

🌼 Uniting generations. Historically, Black and brown family members were separated from one another. With no records kept on their family history, it was difficult to reunite. Today, it’s meaningful to be able to unify people across generations and across the diaspora. We’re all brothers and sisters, aunties and cousins, mothers and sons 🙌🏾.

🌼 Preserving cultural traditions. Part of Rootead’s mission is to bring African traditions to the Black community so that they can connect to their roots. Our ancestors had valuable wisdom that we can so greatly benefit from today.

🌼 Sharing history. Not only are we able to make memories by getting together as a community but we’re able to recount stories and keep our ancestors’ stories and memories alive.

We will have live music, a performance by RYDDE, food trucks, vendors, and more. There will also be free food!

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