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Remembering History, Celebrating Unity

Join Us for a Day of Reflection, Celebration, and Community

Join us on Wednesday, June 19th, for an all-day celebration of Juneteenth - a day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States and to honor African American heritage. From 11am to 9 pm, Storey Square in Uniontown, PA will come alive with a rich tapestry of activities, performances, and experiences designed to educate, inspire, and celebrate.

A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR PRIMARY EVENT SPONSOR

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Activities & Highlights

Live Entertainment & Performances:  DJ Sean Nice will be the MC of the event, alongside a vibrant showcase of African American artists across genres.
 
EEUCC Youth Choir:
Be moved by the voices of our future, as the 4th and 5th grade youth from EEUCC preform with the guidance of the Mon Valley Arts Association.

 

OVOC Youth Song and Spoken Word: Join us for an exhilarating showcase as the OVOC youth take the stage with a few captivating songs and a powerful spoken word performance.
 
Youth Awards Ceremony: Recognizing the brilliant minds of tomorrow through essays, poetry, and speeches that echo the themes of Juneteenth.

 
Soul Food Cook-off: Taste the heart and soul of our community as members compete in making the best soul food dishes, with a vision crafted by our committee chair, Terry Vassar.
 
50/50 Raffle: Try your luck at our 50/50 raffle, a fun addition to the day's festivities.
 
Diverse Cuisine: Enjoy an array of food vendors offering dishes that represent African American, Caribbean, and Southern traditions, among others.

Marketplace & Community Resources: Visit a vibrant marketplace featuring small businesses, arts and crafts, and community resource vendors.
 
Family-Friendly Fun: Games, face painting, crafts, inflatables, and more - ensuring a joyous day for the youngest members of our community.

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Keynote Speaker:  Aaron J. Allen

We are thrilled to welcome Aaron J. Allen, a distinguished law enforcement officer, professor, and advocate for community unity. Aaron brings a wealth of experience from his roles in criminal justice and community engagement. His dedication is reflected in numerous accolades, including the prestigious NAACP Award and the Department of Justice - United States Attorney Award.

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