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Juneteenth SLO 2022

June 18 @ 11:00 am - June 19 @ 6:00 pm

2022 Theme:

Emotional Competency

“The Next Frontier in Human Development.”

Two Days of Great Activities!

Saturday, June 18th

When:  11:00am – 5:00pm

Where: Mission Plaza, 980 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA

What:  Celebration, Health and Wellness Resource Fair and Freedom Lounge (History Center).

Keynote Speaker: Deborah Newmark, Executive Director of The Children’s Project.  

Deborah has dedicated her life and work for the improvement of the emotional health of children, families, schools and cities throughout the world. Her lifelong practice of meditation has enabled her to incorporate all of her experiences, and brought into sharp focus how deeply we are all connected even when we don’t realize it.

Musical Performances:  Gospel music by the legendary House of Prayer Choir, Nipomo, CA and Mo Better Jazz, Featuring Deborah Gilmore on Vocals

Health and Wellness Fair that will feature vendors with local products and/or services (mental health employment opportunities), art, merchandise

Silent auction featuring Works of Art, African Queen quilt

Meals for purchase. Soul food dinner: BBQ chicken, collard greens, mac & cheese and cornbread. $20. Vegetarian option: Veg burger, salad and potato chips $15 Purchase Tickets

Freedom Lounge hosted by The History Center of SLO County, 696 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo. (across from Mission Plaza) The celebration will provide entertainment, education and Black history information for the San Luis Obispo County community.

Sunday, June 19th

What: Private screening and panel discussion of an exciting 2021 film “Passing.” In 1920s New York City, a black woman finds her world up-ended when her life becomes intertwined with a former childhood friend who’s passing as white; hosted by SLO Public Market Place.  Movie tickets are free but reserve your spot as there is limited seating. Food, for purchase, will be served by Jay Birds and Veg on the Edge.

When: Sunday, June 19th, 2022 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Where: San Luis Obispo Public Market 3845 S. Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA

Movie Cost: Free but seating is limited, so reserve your spot.

Food, for purchase, will be provided by Jay Birds and Veg on the Edge.

Purchase Meal and Reserve Movie Tickets


June 18 @ 11:00 am
June 19 @ 6:00 pm
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Mission Plaza SLO
989 Chorro St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 United States
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