A Juneteenth Celebration: Building the Beloved Community

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Allies for Racial Justice Presents



Exhibits Open at 4 PM Program Starts 5 PM

Don’t miss this joy-filled commemoration of Juneteenth; acknowledging the day in1865 when the last American slaves in Texas found out they were actually free. More than two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation! Officially recognized in 2021, it is the first federal holiday established since Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1983.

Invite your family and friends to join you for this community-wide celebration.

The Juneteenth Celebration will include a Keynote Speaker: Reverend Adrienne Denson Ewell, Red Bridge UMC and messages from: Reverend Emanuel Cleaver III (St. James Church) and Reverend Adam Hamilton (The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection)


  • Educational exhibits recognizing Black inventors and young entrepreneurs (exhibits open from 4:00PM – 8:00PM on Saturday, June 25 and on Sunday, June 26 from 8:00AM – 1:00PM)
  • A powerful music program led by professional musician Isaac S. Cates
  • Voter information and registration available
  • Light refreshments

Masks encouraged

The event is free, no registration is required.

Allies for Racial Justice (ARJ) is a ministry partnership between St. James United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, dedicated to addressing racial inequity in our community

The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection Sanctuary, Bldg. A 5009 W 137th St., Leawood, KS 66224
Watch Online at: https://cor.org/live

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