SUN. JUN. 5 11AM-5PM
UC DAVIS CONFERENCE CENTER
550 Alumni Lane
Davis, CA 95616
MANETTI SHREM MUSEUM OF ART
254 Old Davis Road
Davis, CA 95616
FREE FAMILY EVENT
Please note that our celebration takes place early to honor and not interfere with the local Juneteenth festivities happening in surrounding cities on the day of the holiday.
Free parking on Sundays in garage and surrounding lot next to Manetti Shrem Museum of Art
Last year, after 155 years of many celebrations, President Biden announces that Juneteenth (June 19) is officially a federal holiday. Yolo Juneteenth is proud to have been a faithful celebrant with our community for the past 7 years.
This year we invite you to celebrate with us at the UC Davis Conference Center and the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art on Sunday, June 5 from 11-5pm.
UC DAVIS CONFERENCE CENTER
550 Alumni Lane
Davis, CA 95616
MANETTI SHREM MUSEUM OF ART
254 Old Davis Road
Davis, CA 95616
Yolo Juneteenth Festival is supported, in part, by the City of Davis Human Relations Commission and Arts & Cultural Affairs Program; and with the support from the Culture C.O.-O.P, which promotes understanding and respect for diversity, equality, cultural competency, literacy and a quality education for all.
We’d also like to extend our gratitude to the UC Davis Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art for supporting this year’s celebration.
Check our site regularly for more information on featured performers, vendors and sponsors.
2022 ARTISTS & PERFORMERS
West African Drummer
Somona & Friends
Lucas Frerichs, Vice Mayor of Davis
Gary May, UC Davis Chancellor
Dr. Jann Murray Garcia, UC Davis Director for Social Justice and Immersive Learning
Sandy Holman, Master of Ceremony
Dr. Vickie Gomez, UC Davis Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
NJ Mvondo, Davis Human Relations Commission Chair
Garth Lewis, Yolo County Superintendent of Schools
Mark Fink, Director of Yolo County Library
“What if every youth in our community made one work of Black art. Imagine how much we could learn from seeing art through their eyes. Imagine how unifying and impactful their work could be.”
This year youth in our community have the opportunity to contribute to this year’s festivities.
The “Make Black Art” project is a new experimental community learning experience that asks youth to research and discover a Black art subject of interest, then create or replicate that subject in any art form that their ability allows as a show of appreciation for the culture.
Help make this year’s Early Juneteenth Holiday celebration a success! Join our team of volunteers to gain an opportunity to make new friends, enjoy a free meal, and give back to the community. If you are interested in volunteering, please take a look at the variety of roles and click on the Be a Volunteer button to complete a volunteer application
FIVE WAYS YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
SUPPORT BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES
If one doesn't already exist, you can compile a list of Black-owned businesses in your area and share it online. In addition to shopping locally, look up Black businesses for anything needed, including body products, books and house items, that ship nationwide. if you work for an organization (school, non-profit, or else), you can encourage your colleagues to invest in black-owned businesses for their business needs, such as when looking for speakers, web developer or else.
BE PART OF THE CELEBRATION OF THE MOSAIC OF YOUR COMMUNITY
Step outside of the boundaries of people who look just like you. Do a portfolio of support with your talents and resources by being active locally, nationally and globally in some small or large way. If you are a part of dominant culture, use your privilege to advocate for equity, inclusion, justice and change.
EDUCATE YOURSELF AND USE YOUR GIFT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Resist resorting to tokenism, band aid approaches or crisis driven responses, and make a roadmap for holistic change. Start educating your youth early about biases and differences. Consider going through the paradigm for transforming individuals, communities, systems and beyond. Visit The Culture C.O.-O.P., www.cultureco-op.com, for further information on ways to bring about systemic change in your community.
SUPPORT MULTICULTURAL EVENTS 365 DAYS / YEAR (366 DAYS ON BISSEXTILE YEARS!)
How culturally diverse are your classroom, business or home scheduled activities? Hire locally, hire people from the cultures you plan to honor, as consultants, facilitators, and more. How frequently does your organization or school hold an equity, diversity and inclusion workshop? How culturally diverse is your playlist? List of books to be read? Movie list? Radio list? Trip planning, local or not? If you are part of the non-dominant culture, do you find ways, small or large, via online posts or community activities, to share your culture with your peers?
PRACTICE MASSIVE SELF-CARE
Do you have a self-care package? Have you inserted breaks in your daily schedule? Have you set time aside (maybe an entire day) to spend time with the family and friends you haven't seen in a while? Have you made an inventory of the stress factors that might impend your sleep schedule or concentration, and created a list of remedies? Make a list of ten favorites activities that relax you, and make sure to integrate them in your routine. Practice massive self-care, so you don't burn out: you matter, you are loved, and your community cares about you.
SHOW SOME 🖤, VISIT OUR 2021 VENDORS
Here are some Black-owned businesses for your consideration.
We thank the vendors who supported this year's festival with their donation and virtual presence.
Visit their website and share on social media. Connect. Shop for original gifts for your loved ones!
I’m black by birth, born toward the tail end of the grand march of humanity that began far back at Olduvai Gorge in South Africa where oldest fossils of mankind have yet been discovered. I express who I am every day though the filter of that blackness. The 17th and 18th centuries bore witness to a great denial of history as it actually happened, by willing ones who knew and sometimes unwilling souls who may not have known how much they contributed to this great human mistake. Out of that denial came a great deal of my own personal grief, and more so, the grief of a people who were (blind)sided by terrific social forces that took a great heritage and reduced it beyond the irreducible.
If anything drives me to do what I call art, to sell my paintings and other creative endeavors, to hope that they have meaning to those who eventually possess them, it will be that quiet little belief lying there, waiting t, deep, deep within, my own ‘Deep Within’, that we have come far, taken the blows, are still in the process of recording from those blows, and we have survived.
BMJ ART SHOP INC
Welcome to Black Magickal Joy!
Are you a fan of super-heroes? Visit our store for a wide array of prints, canvas, t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies that celebrate melanin super powers! 🔥 ✊🏿
THE CULTURE C.O.-O.P
Founded by Sandy Holman, also known in her community as the Purple Lady, the Culture C.O.-O.P. promotes systemic change, inclusion, equity, cultural competency, diversity, literacy, and quality education for all. Our services and products reach audiences locally, nationally, and internationally.
We accomplish our mission through a holistic approach involving key partners who engage regularly with youth/adults, communities, organizations, businesses, and institutions. Our approach is holistic, culturally relevant, and intergenerational. We use approaches and tools that are research-based, comprehensive, and based on over 35 years of experience in the field while also incorporating the arts. Through serving people of all ages and backgrounds, we seek to create new paradigms for how people view and engage with one another. Our paradigm for transforming individuals, communities, systems, and beyond is an essential part of our work.
Contact us today to schedule a viewing and guided discussion of our award-winning documentary THE COST OF DARKNESS, for your classroom or organization. Inquire about the additional resources and programs we provide.
Blog, Bookstore, Art & Literacy Projects, Consulting Services
We celebrate and advocate for cultural diversity and cross-cultural understanding on all platforms, with a strong emphasis on children's literature. As such we partner with schools, libraries and other groups on various programs, including storytelling activities.
Visit our blog for educational resources for children, parents and classrooms.
Check out one of our initiatives, the Interactive Healing Art Project (HAP), supported in part by a grant from the City of Davis Arts & Cultural Affairs Program, and which promotes and explores art as a help to the collective healing journey. Consider participating for free either as a group or an individual. Contact us for sponsorship opportunities.
Consider supporting our fiscally sponsored project, Multicultural Families Rock, which gives free access to books by Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) authors to underserved families.
Be inspired by a curated list of books by BIPOC authors, iIlustrators and publishers of color sold in our online, pop-up bookstore.
Interested in being a featured vendor?
Yolo County Library, Friends of the Davis Public Library, Multiculturalism Rocks
and The Culture C.O.-O.P. welcome your participation in Yolo's first Virtual Juneteenth Celebration!
The 2022 Celebration will be held on June 5.
All Vendors must be approved as there is limited space.
All vendors must have an online presence with sales information that we can publish as a link.
Click here to fill the application. Use the donation button to process your payment.
JUNETEENTH TRIVIA: DID YOU KNOW?
JUNETEENTH IS NOT THE SAME DATE THAT ENSLAVED PEOPLE WERE SET FREE.
Juneteenth or June 19, 1865 is the day when the people of Galveston, Texas were informed by Major General Gordon Granger that all enslaved people had been freed. This event occurred only two and a half years after Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, because no one told the 250,000 enslaved people in Texas in that they were free. Texas was the last of the southern states to free its enslaved people.
Juneteenth lesson for today: Know your rights.
JUNETEENTH IS ONE OF THOSE EVENTS MOST US HISTORY CLASSES DON’T TEACH IN SCHOOLS.
Many Americans have never even heard of Juneteenth even though it was a major event of Civil War history. In fact, many people have reported being educated about Juneteenth from the 2017 season 4 premiere of Black-ish. Traditionally, much of Black History is often left out of the US history curriculum including some of the largest incidents of racial violence such as the Tulsa race massacre and the Ocoee Election Day Massacre.
Juneteenth lesson for today: Support (local) efforts to bring Ethnic Studies to your school district, and advocate for an increase Black teachers and staff.
JUNETEENTH DOESN’T JUST CELEBRATE FREEDOM
The day of jubilation and freedom also celebrates Black culture, their contributions and achievements as well as the reflection of racism today and the freedoms Black people are still trying to achieve. Traditional Juneteenth celebrations have evolved over the last century from sharing food, spirituals and dance to conducting parades, reciting of the Emancipation Proclamation and recently protesting police brutality.
Juneteenth lesson for today: When celebrating a cultural holiday, in the classroom or in community, let's also take the time to honor said culture beyond the food and the dance practices; for example let's support efforts, groups or organizations from these communities, that empower and help bring awareness via a diversity, equity and inclusion framework.
JUNETEENTH IS GROWING AS A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED HOLIDAY.
While Juneteenth is still not recognized by the federal government, most states ceremoniously observe the holiday. Employees from some private companies, a few city governments (New York City and Portland, Oregon) and Texas state employees, are given the day off as a paid holiday. Efforts to make Juneteenth an officially recognized national holiday continue.
Juneteenth lesson for today: Is Juneteenth celebrated in your community? If not, you can encourage your local educators and leaders to create a celebratory event around it in the classroom and in the city. We invite you to share this page, and to look for local celebrations in your area.
We thank our generous donors, and we invite you to click on their logo for more information on their organization, and the work they do to support Black communities, diversity, equity and inclusion.
Without the support of individuals and organizations, the annual Juneteenth celebration would not be possible. Please consider a donation to support this great event which brings together communities from around the region.
Organizations interested in sponsoring the event can contact Scott Love at email@example.com or 530.757.5595
Would you like to support our Juneteenth Committee and help us organize future Juneteenth events? Interested in volunteering? Contact us with any questions you might have, and thank you for joining us in celebrating Juneteenth and in sharing awareness about its importance.