YWCA Rock County partners with the Elite Ladies of Beloit to host 2022 Juneteenth Celebration

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YWCA Rock County partners with the Elite Ladies of Beloit to host 2022 Juneteenth Celebration

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Beloit/Janesville, Wisconsin - YWCA Rock County is a driving force for change in our community. For 100 years, our mission of empowering women and eliminating racism has been strengthened and tested. The charge of the Racial Justice program is to foster on-going discussion, community activities and trainings focused on a range of topics pertaining to race, privilege and human rights. The YWCA Rock County is proud to partner with the Elite Ladies of Beloit to host the only Juneteenth celebration recognized through resolution by the City of Beloit.

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, federal US troops arrived in Galveston, Texas carrying the message of the emancipation proclamation which declared that enslaved people were now free. Last year, President Joseph R. Biden signed into law a bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday.

We invite the community gather on Saturday, June 18, 2022 from noon – 10:00 p.m. at Telfer Park (2101 Cranston Rd, Beloit, WI 53511) for a day of learning, cultural events and fun while enjoying fellowship, good music, great food and the opportunity to support unique local vendors. Free books will be available for children attending the event and blood pressure screening will be available for adults. The 2022 Juneteenth Celebration is proudly sponsored by Visit Beloit and the Stateline Family YMCA.

For more information, please contact Amiee Leavy, Racial Justice Director at aleavy@ywcarockco.com.

Beloit/Janesville, Wisconsin – YWCA Rock County is a driving force for change in our community. For 100 years, our mission of empowering women and eliminating racism has been strengthened and tested. The charge of the Racial Justice program is to foster on-going discussion, community activities and trainings focused on a range of topics pertaining to race, privilege and human rights. The YWCA Rock County is proud to partner with the Elite Ladies of Beloit to host the only Juneteenth celebration recognized through resolution by the City of Beloit.

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, federal US troops arrived in Galveston, Texas carrying the message of the emancipation proclamation which declared that enslaved people were now free. Last year, President Joseph R. Biden signed into law a bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday.

We invite the community gather on Saturday, June 18, 2022 from noon – 10:00 p.m. at Telfer Park (2101 Cranston Rd, Beloit, WI 53511) for a day of learning, cultural events and fun while enjoying fellowship, good music, great food and the opportunity to support unique local vendors. Free books will be available for children attending the event and blood pressure screening will be available for adults. The 2022 Juneteenth Celebration is proudly sponsored by Visit Beloit and the Stateline Family YMCA.

For more information, please contact Amiee Leavy, Racial Justice Director at aleavy@ywcarockco.com.