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The name “Juneteenth” is a blend of two words: “June” and “nineteenth.” Juneteenth honors the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States and is believed to be the oldest African-American holiday, with annual celebrations on June 19th in different parts of the country dating back to 1866.

The Importance of Juneteenth

Juneteenth—June 19, 1865—was the day Union soldiers enforced President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and freed all remaining slaves in Texas. Americans can use Juneteenth as a way to acknowledge past faults, heal current divisions, and move toward a future as a nation more united.

Who was the main person that pushed for Juneteenth?

Affectionately know as the grandmother of  Juneteenth, Opal Lee, 94, was a driving force behind Juneteenth becoming a federal holiday. A former teacher and lifelong activist,  Lee walked from her home in Fort Worth, Texas, to the nation's capital in an effort to get Juneteenth named a national holiday and, after many years, was triumphant!

 

We Honor You,Ms.Lee

 

 

In commemoration Juneteenth 19, SWRC-IEJC will celebrate with a  Family, Fun, Fellowship day of celebration

June 22, 2024 

Address: 23790 Via Alisol, Murrieta, Ca 92562

Time: 11am to 6pm

SWRC will give 100 people FREE FOOD & REFRESHMENTNo Vendor selling, will be  allowed

Just, Family, Food, & Fellowship Event.

(Immediate family up to 4)

Registration begins March 1, 2024

For more information- 951-249-3656

This event is building Families for the Community.

Fun Activities:

1.Face Painting

2.Flag Football  ( 11 man or women team best team will receive trophy )

Team A ( ages: 12-17yrs).

Team B ( adults- 18 & up ).

*** All teams must sign release forms***

3. Spoken Word

4.. Ballons Figures 

5. Line Dancing

6. Egg Toss

and more!

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Family Fun & Fellowship

                                SWRC Family, Fun,Fellowship

                             Registration begins March 1, 2024

                                     ( Immediate family 4)

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