“The 2020 DC Juneteenth Front Yard Festival for Justice!”

Thanks to BJ for sending:

The 2020 DC Juneteenth Front Yard Festival for Justice!

What: DC-wide Juneteenth Celebration – Memorial for George Floyd – Community Cookout (separate but together)
Where: YOUR own front yard/porch/balcony/Sidewalk etc
When: Friday, June 19th from 6-10pm

It’s a little tricky to explain, but basically we want EVERYONE to celebrate Juneteenth, but because of COVID, we want people to celebrate from their own Front Porches/Yards/Balconies/Sidewalks. Thinking of it as an event that is Together-Apart.

I know that our block (Illinois/Taylor and the surrounding ones) are keen to all cookout in our front yards and walk around on the sidewalks and visit etc.. but we have a lot of elderly and immuno-compromised folks in our area and a block party with everyone mixing together would be unsafe.

The big uniting element across all of the individual festivities is the 7pm tribute to George Floyd: 7:-7:09pm we will be banging on pots and making noise, (technically 8:46 but we’re saying 9 minutes), then we will hold a minute of silence from 7:09-7:10pm.

Hopefully the rain will have passed by the time it all gets started.

This is a grassroots decentralized thing. I just wanted to make sure that people still took time to celebrate Juneteenth this year despite the official DC parade and festival being cancelled. It feels like it’s even more important this year to remember how far we have come, and how far we still have to go in the fight against institutionalized racism.”

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