Chippewa Valley Juneteenth Celebration
A celebration of freedom, diversity, and achievement.
This year’s event features entertainment from regional artists Irie Sol, Naalia, and Samantha Moon, with a spoken-word performance from Daminius the Artist, as well as a presentation of Uniting Bridges’ inaugural Diversity Awards.
Juneteenth – celebrated annually on June 19 – recognizes the day in 1865 that Union soldiers, led by Maj. Gen Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas, with the news that the Civil War was over, and enslaved people were free in the defeated Confederacy.
Nonprofit organizations dedicated to social justice and equity initiatives – including Joining Our Neighbors, Advancing Hope (JONAH) and Chippewa Valley Votes – will offer information on their organizations at the celebration.