For Immediate Release | June 7, 2020
Contact: King County Equity Now | email@example.com
KING COUNTY EQUITY NOW AND AFRICATOWN PRESENT THE SECOND ANNUAL #JUNETEENTH21 FREEDOM MARCH & PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY
Seattle, Martin Luther King Jr. County, WA – On Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 1:00pm PST, King County Equity Now (KCEN) and Africatown Seattle will host the historic, 2nd Annual #Juneteenth21 Freedom March & People’s Assembly.
Building on last year’s strong legacy with over 35,000 supporters in attendance, this year’s #Juneteenth21 Freedom March will start at 1pm on 23rd & Madison to honor the late Decharlene Williams & her Central Area activism. Over 40 years ago, she established the Central Area Chamber of Commerce & brought Juneteenth to Seattle.
Buffalo soldiers will lead the parade with Black community leaders marching through the Central District, 1000 Black businesses, Black graduation, soul food by the world-renowned Communion Restaurant, drill team, performances by Sevyn Streeter, Seattle’s own Gifted-Gab and more.
As always, King County Equity Now roots everything in action toward a new normal rooted in equity. Throughout, the community will be uplifting the collective demand to allocate federal American Relief Plan Act (ARPA) funding equitably. Specifically, Black community leaders are calling on the City of Seattle and Martin Luther King Jr. County to invest at least $300 million from the recently awarded ARPA funding directly into the local Black community and several land acquisition campaigns toward Black community land ownership.
For additional updates, check out our #Juneteenth21 Event page here.
When: Monday, June 19, 2021 at 1:00 PM PT
Where: 23rd and Madison at 1pm; Jimi Hendrix Park at 3pm.
King County Equity Now is a pro-Black 501(c)(4) policy, advocacy, research and amplification organization dedicated to achieving equity for all Black peoples across all measurable metrics, including, wealth, health, land ownership, safety, college matriculation rates, organizational control, and more. We are locally-rooted, pro-Black, and supported by tens of thousands of Black people, elders, healers, educators, youth and families spearheading much of the Black equity advocacy in the region.