2014 Dallas Juneteenth Events

juneteenthTHURSDAY – JUNE 19TH

Dallas MLK Center hosting Juneteenth Festival

Visitors are invited to enjoy Dallas’ annual Juneteenth event, a fun-filled family festival from noon to 5 p.m., Thursday, June 19 at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, located at 2922 MLK Jr. Blvd. This free event will feature vendors, games, food, live music from local artists, and live radio broadcasts.

 When: Thursday, June 19 from Noon to 5 p.m.

Where: The Martin Luther King Community Center, located at 2922 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard

Who: Businesses who are interested in securing a booth at the event should contact LaRhonda

Bacon at (214) 670-8419.

 For more information or to obtain event applications, please log on to www.mlkcelebrationdallas.org

The Arlington Black Chamber of Commerce, along with Jamaica Gates  juneteenth-1-300x271

Caribbean Cuisine Restaurant, will co-host the First Annual Juneteenth Business Mixer and Meeting on Thursday, June 19 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Jamaica Gates Caribbean Cuisine Restaurant, 1020 W. Arkansas Ln., in Arlington.

This event is free to the public and all are encouraged to bring business cards.

The keynote speaker for the event will be Mr. Andre’ McEwing, Supplier Diversity Manager for Tarrant County College District. Mr. McEwing is also an Executive Board Member of the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The “T”) and the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce. His topic will be: “How to Create Economic Freedom as a DFW Business Owner.”

FRIDAY – JUNE 20TH

cornel-west-300x300Dr. Cornell West is speaking at Friendship West for Mothers Against Police Brutality event

Dr. Cornel West, a nationally recognized writer, teacher, and activist will be in Dallas Juneteenth weekend on Friday, June 20 in support of the work of Mothers Against Police Brutality (MAPB), an emerging, Dallas-based organization seeking justice for the victims of police violence, excessive use of force, and deadly force.  

Event Details:

Community Matters:  A Townhall Meeting featuring Dr. Cornel West

Friday, June 20, 2014 8 p.m. at Friendship-West Baptist Church

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