Telfer Park, Beloit
Hosts: YWCA Rock County and the Elite Ladies of Beloit
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.
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 17, 2023 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.