Utah Juneteenth Festival

Utah Juneteenth Festival Juneteenth is the oldest event marking the end of slavery in the US. The Utah Freedom & Heritage Fes Save the Date!

Utah Juneteenth Festival, 2022, June 18 & 19, Ogden City Amphitheater. Activities are scheduled throughout June across the state. Your Utah Juneteenth Headquarters.
- live entertainment all day, with some smooth R&B; Spoken Word, Gospel & Juneteenth Community Choir, local church choirs; Hip hop, dance, R & B, Jazz, and more; Health & Wellness Pavilion, Kids Fun Zone, Art Zone, Games, Film Festival, and Ethnic food. Just to name a few of the fun and exciting things you'll enjoy!

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There’s no time like the present to support one of Utah’s longest serving BIPOC Nonprofits, Project Success Coalition. B...

There’s no time like the present to support one of Utah’s longest serving BIPOC Nonprofits, Project Success Coalition. Beginning in 1989 with a community “call to action” to address substance abuse prevention among Black youth, we have continued our commitment of service to the community.

Our major priorities include Education (STEM Afterschool & Summer Enrichment), Health Equity & Wellness (Harambee To***co & Health & Harambee Youth Council, COVID Community Partnership), Cultural Arts (Utah Juneteenth Festival & Holiday, Community Kwanzaa, My Town, My Story Storytelling Initiative), and Advocacy.

In addition to these services, your investment will go far in reaching youth and families along the Wasatch Front in supporting food security and housing stability!

With Gratitude & Thanks,

Betty Sawyer,
Executive Director

Anete Foster,
Chair, Board of Directors

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Betty Sawyer
Executive Director

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Grateful to have my Delta Sorors join us at our Breast Cancer Awareness Brunch. Special thanks to Dr. Richard Ferguson a...

Grateful to have my Delta Sorors join us at our Breast Cancer Awareness Brunch. Special thanks to Dr. Richard Ferguson and Dr. Erica Baiden for being among our distinguished guests.


Please join the League of Women Voters and the Ogden NAACP for a series of political candidate debates/forums beginning tonight (School Board), Wednesday (UT House & Senate), and Thursday (Weber County Commission).
They begin each evening at 6:00pm.

Bring your questions and bring a friend!

School Board Candidates, Tuesday, 10/4 @ 6pm Pleasant Valley Library
5568 Adams Ave, Washington Terrace, UT,

County Commission Candidates, Wednesday, 10/5 @ 6pm, Weber County Library, 2464 Jefferson Ave. Ogden

UT Senate and House Candidates, Thursday, 10/6 @ 6pm, Pleasant Valley Library
5568 Adams Ave, Washington Terrace, UT

Thank You,

Betty Sawyer, President
Betty Sawyer, President

“I’m no longer accepting the things I cannot change…I’m changing the things I cannot accept. Angela Davis

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Juneteenth: Black History '83: This is such a cheery upbeat tempo that I thought it was good for Black History ’83 (lyrics, perhaps not so happy, but didn’t change anything for me): Just random pics that appeared in order of their search, some celebs, others not. It’s impossible to get every person in, but I felt this was a great trip down 1983 memory lane.
🖤 ♥️ 💚 💛 Juneteenth is coming up! Be sure to support the different organizations near you putting together events to commemorate , (established on June 19, 1865) a National Holiday recognizing the emancipation of African slaves in the US.

In , Project Success Coalition is hosting their 32nd Utah Juneteenth Festival this year. It was a pleasure chatting with Ms Betty Sawyer of Ogden, Utah about her experience as an organizer for the last few decades.

In the past, I have enjoyed performing my at the Utah Juneteenth Festival alone and alongside my late mentor Benjamin Cabey.

I look forward to participating as much as I can in this Festival and other events celebrating our communities, especially here in Utah.

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To learn the history of Juneteenth watch this Strong Inspirations video
Join us for a free live stream of Nationtime on June 15th, 2021 at 7 PM MDT. Stay for a post-film discussion with Betty Sawyer and other special guests (TBA).

Best known for his avant-garde meta-documentary Symbiopsychotaxiplasm, William Greaves (1926–2014) was also the director of over 100 documentary films, the majority focused on African American history, politics, and culture. Nationtime is a report on the National Black Political Convention held in Gary, Indiana, in 1972, a historic event that gathered black voices from across the political spectrum, among them Jesse Jackson, Dick Gregory, Coretta Scott King, Dr. Betty Shabazz, Richard Hatcher, Amiri Baraka, Charles Diggs, Isaac Hayes, Richard Roundtree, and H. Carl McCall. Narrated by Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte, the film was considered too militant for television broadcast at the time and has since circulated only in an edited 58-minute version. This new 4K restoration from IndieCollect, with funding from Jane Fonda, returns the film to its original 80-minute length and visual quality.

You can pre-register using this link:

Presented as part of Black, Bold, and Brilliant Film Night

Presented in partnership with Betty Sawyer & Utah Juneteenth Heritage Festival.

Utah Juneteenth Festival Utah Film Center

Will Juneteenth happen this year? If so, what date and where? Voterise would love to be there to register folks!

Blessings, Karen Thurber 801-721-1926 [email protected]
To celebrate the upcoming anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, we recorded a virtual discussion about Black leaders in Utah history. We learned a lot about how Elizabeth A. Taylor, Mignon Richmond, Lucille Bankhead, Anna Belle Weakley, and Alberta Henry engaged in the community to solve problems and open doors of opportunity. Thank you to Dr. Kathleen Christy, Tarienne Mitchell, Amy Tanner Thiriot, and Dr. Jackie Thompson for sharing these inspiring and powerful stories! Watch at the link.

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Today is , the day enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas learned of their freedom from Union troops. In addition to its national significance, June 19 is also the day Congress abolished slavery in Utah Territory (and all other U.S. territories) in 1862. Head over to Utah Juneteenth Festival to catch Utah's online and in-person events
is a holiday that celebrates the end of slavery in the U.S. Here are some Utah concerts and events you can join virtually, in your car, or in person. And, you'll find more event details on Utah Juneteenth Festival
As we continue to support the Black community and amplify Black voices and organizations, let's take action and participate in an important holiday — Juneteenth.

Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865 and the decades of Black resistance and excellence before and since that critical moment in American history. Learn more about Juneteenth here:

From June 19-21, The Movement for Black Lives is leading nationwide mobilizations to honor Juneteenth and continue to fuel the transformational shift in public conversation and policy opportunities in support of Black lives and against police brutality.

These mobilizations come amid continued systemic racism, transphobia, and state-sanctioned violence against Black people -- most recently the murders of Rayshard Brooks and two Black transwomen, Dominique Fells and Riah Milton. Go here to take action:

There are also ways to participate in Juneteenth celebrations right here in Utah. Utah Juneteenth Festival is hosting a variety of virtual events as well as a commemorative caravan on Saturday. Visit their page for all the details.

And there’s a Juneteenth Protest + Block Party happening today in Salt Lake City. If you choose to participate in the in-person event, please take COVID-19 precautions and practice social distancing. Find out more here:
Did you know?

During the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862. It was formally issued on January 1, 1863, declaring that all enslaved persons in the Confederate States of America in rebellion and not in Union hands were to be freed.

More isolated geographically, planters and other slaveholders had migrated into Texas from eastern states to escape the fighting, and many brought enslaved people with them, increasing by the thousands the enslaved population in the state at the end of the Civil War. Although most lived in rural areas, more than 1,000 resided in both Galveston and Houston by 1860, with several hundred in other large towns. By 1865, there were an estimated 250,000 enslaved people in Texas.

The news of General Robert E. Lee's surrender on April 9, 1865, reached Texas later in the month. The western Army of the Trans-Mississippi did not surrender until June 2. On June 18, Union Army General Gordon Granger arrived at Galveston Island with 2,000 federal troops to occupy Texas on behalf of the federal government. The following day, standing on the balcony of Galveston's Ashton Villa, Granger read aloud the contents of "General Order No. 3", announcing the total emancipation of those held as slaves.

Utah Juneteenth Festival

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Utah Juneteenth Festival is hosting lots of virtual events this month exploring and celebrating African American history. Please see the flyer below for more information on upcoming festivities.

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