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All the Juneteenth Protests, Rallies, & Actions in the Bay Area

Updated: Jun 19, 2020 08:41
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Demonstrators marched on Broadway in Oakland on May 29, 2020, during a protest over the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd. (Beth LaBerge/KQED)

On June 19, 1865, Union general Gordon Granger read federal orders that officially ended slavery in the United States. Although the Emancipation Proclamation had occurred two and half years before, and the Civil War had ended in April, these federal orders acted to free the last remaining slaves in this country. Ever since then, Juneteenth (a combination of the words “June” and “nineteenth”) has been celebrated by African-Americans throughout the US.

Seeing as we’re in the midst of a new struggle for freedom, the liberation of Black communities from State violence at the hands of the police, this year’s Juneteenth is extra important. And because of that there are a whole bunch of awesome protests, rallies, and actions going down in the Bay Area. At this point we have almost 25!

The following is just part of the HUGE list we’re keeping updated of protests and rallies happening around the Bay Area each day. It’s a combination of events people of sent to me and events from SF Funcheap’s list.

Please note that we can’t vouch for any of the protests and events listed below. Things are moving at a very rapid rate and new protests keep popping up. In fact some of the info we have is just posters on people’s instagram pages. So be judicious, and if you show up to something that doesn’t feel right, you can always leave. Also make sure you know your rights as a protester.

Important note: We’re seeing spikes in COVID right now so, while attending all these Bay Area protests, it’s important to protect yourself and others. Make sure to wear masks, use hand sanitizer, and social distance yourself as much as possible. It’s also important to get free testing for COVID, even though you might not be showing symptoms. Learn all about how to get free testing right here.

Juneteenth Protests, Rallies, and Actions in the Bay Area

#HellaJuneteenth Virtual Saturday

6/20 –  FREEDOM – A Virtual Juneteenth Experience: An educational, cultural, and community-driven space powered by Toasted Life and HellaCreative to commemorate Juneteenth and our collective celebration of freedom.   All proceeds go to Anti-police Terror Project.

  • 1:30PM to 6:30PM PDT – curated segments featuring dope creatives, entrepreneurs, and entertainers with a focus on Black Business, Black Arts, and Black Healing.   Tickets & schedule here.
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