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Yolo County Juneteenth!

Join us to celebrate Yolo Juneteenth 2019 “Beautiful – Strong – United” 
June 2, 2019, noon to 5 pm
Veteran's Memorial Center, 203 E 14th Street, Davis CA

This annual festival celebrating freedom and the rights gained with it, continues the tradition of the oldest African American holiday, celebrating the Emancipation Proclamation and the end of slavery in the United States.  This free, family-friendly event includes a fashion show, live entertainment, educational presentations, activities for all ages, delicious food and artisan vendors from all over the region.  Attendees are encouraged to bring a dessert to share at the potluck which beings at 1 p.m.

Scheduled programming, beginning at 1 p.m. starts with lively music by Calvin Handy of Jazz Patrol, followed by a trio of speakers sharing different aspects of African American culture and experience: UC Davis Resident Director Hakeem Croom, Master Quilter Khristel Johnson and Leigh Roberts who will honor the memory of local Tuskegee Airman Boyd Taylor, who passed away last year. Khristel Johnson will also display her visually stunning quilts that are designed using African fabrics, beads and textures to illustrate African American history through stories and significant events.

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