Sunday, June 18 from 1-4pm
Join the City of Lake Oswego, Respond to Racism, the Arts Council of Lake Oswego and LO for LOve to commemorate the end of slavery with a community celebration honoring the historic day. The program includes a keynote address from Dr. Renee Mitchell, award-winning metro columnist for The Oregonian and visionary behind I Am M.O.R.E., a heART focused youth development program. The event also features emcee and tunes from DJ Avelanche, performances from Sebe Kan a West African Drum and Dance troupe, youth poetry, vendors and the unveiling of the mural Ms. Willie's Dream at City Hall. The mural, by local Portland Artist Sarah Farahat, is a colorful and celebratory piece, embodying aspirations for and by the community. The artist, as well as community members instrumental to the mural will speak at the event.
This year's Juneteenth event is all about coming together as a community to honor the past, celebrate the present, and look forward to a brighter future. So, mark your calendar and get ready for a day of joy, celebration, and unity.