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WHAT IS #WEAREJUNETEENTH?
#WEAREJUNETEENTH is a national campaign that celebrates Juneteenth and its connection to the African American experience including the history, traditions, heritage, and culture.
PURPOSE OF #WEAREJUNETEENTH
#WEAREJUNETEENTH is a digital platform that provides an opportunity to communicate, share, acknowledge and recognize the significant contributions African Americans have made to help shape American culture and society. The campaign is a collaborative movement that highlights the strides and impact African Americans are making toward their own economical, educational, and political advancements.
During the month of June, we will use various platforms to bring awareness to the campaign to highlight the incredible strides of our community and the proactive measures they are taking to affect change. We will share stories of triumph, host panel discussions surrounding topics specific to African American experiences, spotlight businesses and organizations, celebrate with entertainment, and recognize leaders and history makers pushing the movement forward.
#WEAREJUNETEENTH is Hopes and Dreams!
Our mission and goal is to fulfill the hopes and dreams of the Emancipation Park founders and community back in 1872, to create a space for celebrations while also preserving, managing and enhancing the park for future generations to experience and enjoy."
- Lucy Bremond, Executive Director,
Emancipation Park Conservancy
HOW TO PARTICIPATE AND JOIN THE #WEAREJUNETEENTH MOVEMENT
Click the download buttons to access shareable and printable campaign graphics to join the movement on social media! Use the postcard to snap a photo of you or a group posing with the postcard, share the photo on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, and tag @epconservancy with hashtag #WEAREJUNETEENTH. We will repost and feature some of our favorites!
#WEAREJUNETEENTH is Broken Chains!
Today our generation can stand proud knowing that because of our Ancestors’ strength, we are free.”
- Iris Garcia, Administrative Assistant,
Emancipation Park Conservancy
#WEAREJUNETEENTH IS HEALTHY!
H-E-B Nutrition Services along with H-E-B Chef Draike Sparks will create a healthier version of a traditional Tea Cakes and a beautiful Kale salad. These easy to make recipes are not only nutritious, but above all, delicious! Our top store leader at MacGregor Market, Anika Wiley, will kick off the recipes to welcome everyone to this delicious cooking segment. You won’t only learn how to cook these two recipes, but you’ll also learn some of the history behind these traditional dishes. Enjoy!
Reaching over 250,000 people globally via its digital platforms in 2020, Emancipation Park Conservancy's virtual Juneteenth celebration was a major success and provided a great marketing opportunity for event sponsors. Consider becoming a sponsor today!
We can create a sponsor package tailor-made for your brand and also help align your messaging with ours so that your organization can resonate with our community. Scheduled entertainment and educational segments will be featured on our website, social media platforms, newsletter, and much more. This diverse digital reach offers you exceptional opportunities to feature your brand to an increased global audience.
For more information, contact Patrina Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 346-319-3033.
#WEAREJUNETEENTH is Philanthropic!
We seek to promote the welfare of others. We are generous and benevolent."
- Patrina Johnson, Development Associate,
Emancipation Park Conservancy
We have some amazing events scheduled for our virtual Juneteenth celebration and it's all planned for you, the community! The 2021 schedule registration links are coming soon.
Info BoxProvided Progress Panel with Shell on Facebook Live
6/4 at 1:00 p.m.
Social Justice, Reform and Community on Zoom
6/9 at 6:30 p.m.
Lee Daniels’ The Butler on Teleparty
6/10 at 6:30 p.m.
Emancipation Conversations: Minority Nonprofits and Philanthropy on Facebook
6/11 at 3:00 p.m.
Small Business Level Up and Pivot on Zoom
6/14 at 6:30 p.m.
Church and the Community: Exploring the Role of Black Clergy on Facebook
6/15 at 2:00 p.m.
Juneteenth Tradition: Meal Distribution at Emancipation Park
6/19 at 11:00 a.m.
We Rise Up Virtual Show on Facebook and YouTube
6/19 at 3:00 p.m.
#WEAREJUNETEENTH IS A CELEBRATION!
Happy Juneteenth! Emancipation Park Conservancy (EPC) is excited for the We Rise Up virtual show happening at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 19th. We have the perfect line-up to capture the moment. More details coming soon. In the meantime, replay 2020’s show here.
BE A #WEAREJUNETEENTH VIRTUAL VOLUNTEER AMBASSADOR
"After years of watching the celebrations, I finally decided to support by volunteering at the Emancipation Park Juneteenth Celebration in the summer of 2019. I was able to celebrate this historical holiday with the people of Houston on a historical landmark dedicated to showcase the power of African Americans.
I encourage anyone who is interested in being a virtual volunteer ambassador to engage on social media by sharing, commenting, reposting, and liking their posts for this celebration because not only will you learn a bit of history, but you’ll be learning about it with others who share a common goal, spreading the growth and awareness of the black community. Due to COVID-19, Emancipation Park will be hosting its Juneteenth Celebration virtually this year. If you are interested in volunteering virtually during this celebration, please contact Patrina Johnson at email@example.com or 346-319-3033."
- Kiara A. Richardson, Junior at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Majoring in Astronomy/Astrophysics
Virtually Tour Historic Emancipation Park
#WEAREJUNETEENTH IS HISTORY!
Our Emancipation Park Historical Audio Tour is amazing! Experience the rich history and heritage of Emancipation Park and explore its thoughtful architecture and state-of the art recreational facilities.
The GPS-led audio guide can be streamed by downloading the free GeoTourist app on your mobile device and visiting the park at the designated sites. Can’t make it to the park? You can also stream the audio tour from your computer in the comfort of your home. Click or scan the QR Code to access the site.
This project has been funded in part by a grant from the Fondren Fund for Texas of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
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#WEAREJUNETEENTH IS HISTORY
Emancipation Park, the oldest public park in Houston, was founded in 1872 by formerly enslaved African Americans led by Reverend Jack Yates, Richard Allen, Richard Brock, and Reverend Elias Dibble. These men, along with members of the Third and Fourth Ward communities, gathered $800 to purchase ten acres of land as a place to commemorate the anniversary of their emancipation on ‘Juneteenth’, June 19, 1865. The purchase represented not only their freedom, but property ownership, unity, and African American commerce.
Centuries later, Emancipation Park underwent a $33.6 million renovation and broke ground in October 2013. The project was completed four years later in June 2017; a dedication ceremony took place in conjunction with the Juneteenth celebration. The City of Houston, Houston Parks and Recreation Department along with Emancipation Park Conservancy, several public private partnerships, and the community worked to revitalize the greenspace to allow for more economic and sustainable opportunities.
Emancipation Park Conservancy (EPC), a non-profit 501c3 charitable corporation, was established in 2014 to restore, manage, and enhance Emancipation Park. Its purpose is to create an open space of environmental and community excellence while continuing to preserve the park’s integrity and historical roots. Its goal is to transform the park into one of the nation’s premier landmarks and international destinations through capital initiatives, operational improvements, strategic partnerships, programming and special events.
2021 Virtual #WeAreJuenteenth Sponsors and Partners
June 1st - June 19th, 2021