Juneteenth 2021

Calendar of Events

-June 11, State of Black Utah Town Hall Meeting at 6 p.m.

Hosted by the Utah Black Roundtable, the evening will include a look at Education Equity and viewing of the locally produced documentary “Beloved Community Project” with a discussion to follow. Panelists include Marian Howe-Taylor, Rev. France Davis, Dr. Jackie Thompson, Adrienne Scott-Ellis, Barbara Beard-White, Dr. Clifton Sanders, Deja Gaston and Mother Daisy Eason.

The panel will be held at Weber State University, Davis Campus, Stewart Center Ballroom. The evening will also be available virtually. Upon registering, you will receive a link to join the webinar. Please RSVP as seating is limited.


-June 15, Virtual Film Screening “Nationtime”

“Nationtime” is set at the historic 1972 Black Political Conference in Gary, Indiana. Hear from a host of prominent political leaders and community advocates on the Black Agenda for the upcoming presidential race. “Nationtime” will be streamed at 6 p.m. A post-film discussion will begin at 8:30 p.m. with Rep. Sandra Hollins, Byron Russell, Darlene McDonald, and James Evans. Moderator, Betty Sawyer.

Register at https://watch.eventive.org/utahfilmcenter/play/60a2983dcddb490062d5c05c.

-June 18, Salt Lake County Juneteenth Recognition, 9:30 a.m., Join Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson in commemorating Juneteenth Freedom & Heritage along with her commitment to equity and inclusion. Families can experience history and culture with a visit to the Black Museum Bus with all things Juneteenth.

4-7 p.m. South Salt Lake City Juneteenth at the Columbus Center, 2531 So. 500 E. Salt Lake City, Utah.

-June 19, Noon Juneteenth Day! Black Joy, A full day of engagement, celebration and commemoration, honoring the journey to Freedom, both triumphs and tragedies. Featuring national recording artist, Young DRO. Activities also include, Sankofa High School and College Graduate Recognition, Kuumba Youth Activity Village, African Dance and Storytelling, with Ngoma Y Africa Cultural Center, Nubian Storytellers of Utah, and Utah Afro-American Historical & Genealogy Association, and a host of local artist. Activities for all ages in a safe and welcoming environment.

-June 19, 8 p.m. Juneteenth Virtual Concert with the DEE-DEE DARBY-DUFFIN QUINTET

This event is possible with a partnership with Excellence in the Community Concert Series from the Gallivan Center in Salt Lake City.

-June 20, noon-7 p.m. Juneteenth Father’s Day Tribute featuring the Willie Moore & Billy Mason Barber Battle and Crowns Braiding Competition & “Hood Hero” Awards, honoring fathers who are giving and sharing their time and talents to build community.

Special Guest include, Kansas City Songbird, Zenobia Smith, Shaun Anthony, HJ Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA featuring Tia P, along with recording artist Riyad Hasaan, Soot Noel and Adrien Lamont with hip hop, R & B, spoken word, dance, drumming, & the Bonner Gospel Choir. Free kid’s haircuts from 10 a.m.-noon.

Visit projectsuccessinc.org for more festival information.