For generations, we’ve celebrated Juneteenth with family gatherings, cookouts, domino and card-playing, music, laughter, and an overall feeling of Black freedom and joy. Juneteenth celebrates our Blackness by honoring our Ancestors, affirming ourselves and our people, creating space for Black joy, and struggling unceasingly for freedom and justice.
As we celebrate Juneteenth, we must remember how the history and tradition of Black art, imagination, and culture is linked to resistance and freedom. BLM is excited to collaborate with Club House Global and Nifty Gateway for virtual events this weekend that celebrate Blackness and create pathways for Black entrepreneurship.
Together, we are building a 21st century Black liberation movement. We’re so proud to be in this fight with you, fam.
Stay up to date on all things Juneteenth with BLM this weekend:
Digital Art Fair
Saturday, June 19, 6:30pm ET/3:30pm PT
We are collaborating with Nifty Gateway, a digital marketplace for non-fungible tokens (NFTs), to host a digital art fair on Juneteenth highlighting the work of Black artists and creators curated by cultural architect and Trap Heals founder Damon Turner.
The drop will feature exclusive art from @KennedyYanko, @GianniLee, @shaninadiona, @otoabasiart, and @juliangilliam!
Virtual Dance Party
Saturday, June 19, 3:00pm – 11:00pm ET/12:00pm – 8:00pm PT
Greetings from the Trap: A Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom!
We are collaborating with Club House Global, an organization fighting to keep DJs and BIPOC artists paid during the pandemic, to host an 8 hour virtual dance party connecting viewers and dancers from around the world in celebration of Black joy and freedom.
The celebration will be livestreaming worldwide from locations in Los Angeles (@rideonbikecoop), Philadelphia (@recphilly), and Atlanta (@artsxchangeatl).
Hosted from the ATL by @Deborah_Hughes from AODO & Company and Ray Lewis from @Sugacanesyrupent. Hosted in Philly by @thewilltoms of @RECPhilly and @energykingzo of GLBL VLLG.
Watch the Livestream
BLM Chapter Events
Other Ways to Commemorate
Can’t make an event? Here are others ways to commemorate Black freedom for Juneteenth:
Buy Black this weekend. Support a local Black business any way you can.
Eat Black. The EatOkra App is the perfect guide to local Black-owned restaurants in your area and is available for free download!
More on Juneteenth
Read Professor Melanye T. Price’s letter on the ongoing significance of Juneteenth.
Read BLM Grassroots Co-Director Melina Abdullah’s post about Juneteenth.