Juneteenth Leadership Coalition Launches “Drive To Justice” Motorcades And Marches Across More Than 30 Cities

The Juneteenth Leadership Coalition is launching a “Drive to Justice” and National Day of Action in more than 30 cities across the country to commemorate Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day. The motorcades and marches will continue the momentum of the past several weeks by demanding an end to police violence and ensuring leaders understand that Black Lives Matter. Beginning at 12pm EDT, 9am PDT, people in cities and reservations across America will be driving to justice in motorcades and marches along caravan routes that include key landmarks and capitol buildings. The Juneteenth Leadership Coalition includes the Arc of Justice, SEIU/32BJ, Until Freedom, The Gathering For Justice, The Indigenous Peoples Movement, celebrities Yandy Smith and Kristen Scott, and public officials and activists including Tamika Mallory, Eric Garner’s mother Gwen Carr, Reverend Mark Thompson and others.

Juneteenth Celebration at First Central Baptist Church

First Central Baptist Church is celebrating Juneteenth with a community gathering from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m at 117 Wright Street and corner of Wright and Van Duzer Streets in Staten Island. The event will include a cookout, voter registration, freedom speeches, poetry, entertainment, music and shopping Black businesses.

Juneteenth Afro Dance Fusion Session

AmidaCare is presenting a virtual Afro Dance Fusion Session from 12-12:30 p.m. via Zoom. The program will feature a mix of African dance from the past and present by Kiara RossPaige of the CarNYval Dancers. Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device

at www.ZOOM.com with Webinar ID: 967 2132 0485 and Passcode: 982625 or join by phone – Dial: : +1 929 436 2866 Passcode: 982625.

Juneteenth: Then and Now

BRIC TV presents a ⁣virtual #BHeard Town Hall that will look at the state of freedom in Black communities as they grapple with COVID-19, benign neglect, and state-sanctioned violence on YouTube Live. Panelists include Rosa Clemente, Organizer, Political Commentator and Independent Journalist. Robert Gangi, Executive Director of the Police Reform Organizing Project and Olympia Sudan, Co-Director of Black Trans Media. The discussion is being moderated by BRIC TV Managing Editor Brian Vines.

Juneteenth Youth Rally in Brooklyn

A Juneteenth Youth Rally is being held in Brooklyn on June 19 at 4 p.m. at Utica Avenue and President Street. The rally is being led by 10-year-old youth advocate “Prince wit 2A’s.” The rally will focus on recent police brutality cases with George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and some many others. The youth are being joined by community leaders, community embers, clergy, educators, elected officials.

Defund the Police Rally

The December 12th Movement is holding a 12 p.m. Black Power rally at City Hall to demand “Defunding of the New York City Police.” Defunding is one of the key concrete demands that have arisen from the ongoing nationwide uprisings against police terror and structural racism catalysed by the brutal murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery.

John Jay College Juneteenth Panel Discussion

John Jay College Presents the panel discussion “Prosecution and Racial Justice in America” on June 19 at 11 a.m. Author and Professor of Law James Forman, Cook County, IL State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, John Jay College President Karol Mason, and National Religious Campaign Against Torture’s Johnny Perez, will join the discussion hosted by Institute for Innovation in Prosecution Director and former Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Lucy Lang. To join, RSVP to jnovak@skdknick.com

JusticeforGeorgeNYC Marches

Washington Square – 10 a.m.

Juneteenth vigil and march at Brooklyn Museum steps End at Cadman Plaza – 12 p.m.

Juneteenth When Mother’s Cry Peaceful Protest: Nostrand Avenue and Farragut Road to Barclays Center – 2 p.m.

Juneteenth A Mother’s Cry March and peaceful protest. Eastern Parkway to Utica Avenue to Barclays Center – 3:30 p.m.

Juneteenth march in memory for Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and others. Starting at Tillary Street and Boerum Place at the Brooklyn Bridge – 4 p.m.

Juneteenth march and celebration at Irving Square Park – 4 p.m.

Juneteenth Black Souls remembrance at Prospect Park – 6:30 p.m.

Juneteenth Queens caravan traveling to 103rd and 113 Police Precincts and Nassau County Police Department – 12 p.m.

Juneteenth March in Jackson Heights starting in Jackson Heights and ending at Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Park – 1 p.m.

Juneteenth march in Jamaica starting at the civil court – 1 p.m.

Juneteenth Queens prayerful march and rally against racism and police brutality – 3 p.m.

Juneteenth rally in Flushing Meadows Park – 4 p.m.

Juneteenth Black Lives Matter protest at Soundview Park – 3 p.m.

Juneteenth peaceful picnic at Clove Lakes Park – 2 p.m.