2022 Juneteenth Celebration

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2022 Juneteenth Celebration

June 18, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Telfer Park
2101 Cranston Rd
WI 53511
Amiee Leavy
Juneteenth Celebration
Saturday, June 18, 2022
12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Hosts: YWCA Rock County and the Elite Ladies of Beloit
Sponsored by: Visit Beloit and the Stateline Family YMCA

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 will gather on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Telfer Park 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 from the United Way Blackhawk Region and the Stateline Community Foundation and blood pressure screening will also be available for adults.

Frito Lay has generously donated chips to the event and PlayMonster has generously donated toys and we are grateful for their support.


Speaker Bio: Tiffany Henry

From a young age while serving under the tutelage of her parents and other esteemed servant leaders, Tiffany Henry believed she was destined to be involved in an environment that would allow her to authentically serve people, advocate for equality and justice, and lead the next generation. A native of Beloit, Wisconsin; and a proud alum of Beloit Memorial High School and Xavier University of New Orleans, Louisiana where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She received her Certificate for Leadership Training from the African American Leadership Program (AALP) hosted by Cardinal Stritch University, a premier leadership program for Milwaukee African American professionals. Tiffany, breads a wealth of federal political astuteness, longevity, and commitment. She began her professional career in 2005 working for then United States Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin. In 2013, Tiffany joined, now United States Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Senate staff in Milwaukee, a rare feat to serve in both chambers of the United States Congress for minority federal government employees. Presently, Tiffany serves as the Milwaukee Office Director for U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin.

Tiffany Henry, served as the President of the Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals (MULYP) from 2017-2020, where she was both equipped and enthusiastic to stand in partnership with our Milwaukee Urban League, National Urban League Young Professionals and the entire Milwaukee Executive Leadership Team in being the Brand Manager for MULYP.  Tiffany is eager to bring her passion and commitment of service to the organization by continuing to build and brand, identifying and developing leaders, engaging the community in advocacy, and empowering members and the Milwaukee community as a whole. Tiffany is mission driven to be impactful, intentional and vocal in advocating for those who are not heard or represented in an ever changing climate, and she is vision focused that when voices are heard the next generation is EMPOWERED! When she is not working or volunteering her time, she enjoys reading, traveling, is an avid sports fan, spending time with her family and friends, and relishing over a great pair of heels!

Tiffany embraces the statement of “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?” – The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Food Vendors

B. Love Pastries
Contact: Breanna Lovings

BMHS Knights Club (Booster Club)
Contact: Leslie Bridges

Cherry Malone’s Cakes

Clippers & Curls
Contact: Patricia MaJeed

Coleman’s Exotic Barbeque
Contact: Al Coleman
3408 West Carroll Ave
Chicago, Il 60624

Lil Frank’s BBQ
Contact: Frank Carroll Jr.

Madison Leavy (Girl Scout Cookies)
Contact: Amiee Leavy

New Zion Baptist Church’s Naomi Circle
Contact: Norma Golden

Upstream Fish Company Truck
Contact: Tara Reibold

Wesley CME Church
Contact: Normalee Gallimore

Contact: Reca Davis

Product Vendors

Blessed Divine Creations
Contact: Paquita Reddish-Purnell

Bling & Things, LLC
Contact: Shamekia Harrell

BT Goodies Craft & More
Contact: Beverly Thompson

Craft Dee Behavior
Contact: D’Vandrea Jenkins

CreativeTOYZ  Decor & Design LLC
Contact: Shakoyia Douglas

Design by Sewstress
Contact: Pamela Hanserd

Contact: Eboni Morrow

Gsny Retail
Contact: Greg Bridges

Intimate Impressions
Contact: Cheryl Williams

Mamma Roe’s
Contact: Rochell Davis

Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc.
Contact: Barb Milsap-Morrow

Queen Lashey Boutique
Contact: Athena L. Strong

Rubies &  Rose’s Incorporated
Contact: Alicia Humphrey

Shaytar’s Essentials
Contact: Tara Dunn & Shay Neal

Vision T-shirts
Contact: Andrea Griffin

Wisconsin Poor People’s Campaign
Contact: Sally McCoy


Woods & Collier, LTD

Service Vendors

First Community Credit Union
Contact: Kristi Hanson

Gateway Realtors
Contact: Sheila Chandler

Rock County Jumpstart
Contact: Genia Stevens

The Beloit Culture Shock Podcast
Contact: Lexi Payton

Non-Profit Vendors

Beloit Health Systems
Contact: Cassandra Martin-Partlow

Beloit Historical Society
Contact: Jesse Herscher

Concerned Black Citizens of Beloit
Contact: Wanda Sloan

Defy Domestic Abuse and the Sexual Assault
Recovery Program
Contact: Kimberly Valenta

Doris Wiles Center of Hope
Contact: Adriana Sanders

Justice Overcoming Borders (JOB)
Contact: Eunicestine Glass

League of Women Voters (LWV)
Contact: Bette Carr

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) – Beloit Branch
Contact: Steve Benton

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Contact: Ishanti Harris

Rock County Human Resources
Contact: David Slusser

Rock County Public Health Department
Contact: Katrina Harwood

RWCFS Head Start / Early Head Start
Contact: Lonnie Randle

Stateline Family YMCA
Contact: Danielle Marx

YWCA Rock County
Contact: Kim Fons