Juneteenth 2020 Action Center

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery on June 19th, 1865. Freedom is still long overdue. Take action across Washington state:

Visit One of These Black Owned Businesses in your Community

If you go to any of the places on this list, you'll be able to order up to $10 worth of items from our tab along with receiving know your rights materials if you mention the ACLU on June 19th. Supplies are limited. Arrive early to make sure you have a chance to claim your gift!

Participate in a March Held by King County Equity Now Coalition.

This Freedom March will start at DeCharlene's Boutique on 22nd & Madison @ 2:00pm. We will be honoring the late Charlene "DeCharlene" Williams, who established the Central Area Chamber of Commerce and brought Juneteenth to Seattle nearly 40 years ago. If you decide to go, protect yourself from COVID19 and make sure you know how to defend against police surveillance.

Join a Webinar on Re-envisioning and Rebuilding the Immigration Justice Movement

A Guided Discussion about Anti-Blackness in the Immigrants' Rights Movement through a Policy and Practice Perspective, hosted by the Haitian Bridge Alliance, Immigration Hub, and Amnesty International USA.
When: Friday, June 19th
8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. PT

Celebrate Juneteenth Week

Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle, Black Lives Matter – Seattle/King County, Tabor 100 and the FW Black Collective are hosting a series of virtual events this week in honor of Juneteenth. You can check their website each day to see which events you want to join!

Attend an All Day Online Event

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Resilience. The National Musuem of African American History and Culture invites you to engage in your history, learn where you came from, and discover (or share) ways to celebrate this holiday. They will be bringing the Museum to you through presentations, stories, photographs, and recipes from the Sweet Home Café.   

Demand that Congress Pass H.R. 40 Now

We have the power to make reparations for slavery real with H.R. 40, a bill that would set up a commission to examine the institution of slavery and its impact and make recommendations for reparations to Congress. Momentum is building, and the time to act is now. Send a message to your members of Congress urging them to support H.R. 40. You can also check the ACLU's Reparations page to find upcoming events and information on H.R. 40.

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