Juneteenth events for King County employees

King County employees are invited to participate in a week full of celebrations featuring events, speakers, and opportunities to build community while commemorating Juneteenth.

The Importance of Juneteenth with keynote speaker Hill Harper, Monday, June 13

Award-winning actor, bestselling author, and philanthropist Hill Harper will share what Juneteenth means to him.

Monday, June 13 from noon to 1:20 p.m. via Zoom, meeting ID: 812 7312 8226 and use
passcode: 274575.

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Transformational Conversations featuring Larry Gossett, Tuesday, June 14

Former King County Councilmember Larry Gossett shares the history and impact of the Gang of Four and its intersection with Juneteenth.

Tuesday, June 14 from noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom, meeting ID: 892 1723 6741 and use
passcode: 116016.

“The Black Tax” with Shawn D. Rochester, Wednesday, June 15

Author Shawn D. Rochester explores the financial cost of discrimination against Black people driven by anti-Black bias.

Wednesday, June 15 from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom, meeting ID: 856 4102 5055 and use passcode: 201478.

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Sponsored by the King County Office of Equity and Social Justice.

Dr. Joy DeGruy on Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, Thursday, June 16

Author and academic Dr. Joy DeGruy presents her research of post-traumatic slave syndrome, and the intersection of Juneteenth.

Thursday, June 16 from noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom, meeting ID: 859 9990 7139 and use 
passcode: 941197.

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Festival Sundiata Black Arts Fest at Seattle Center, Friday June 17 through Sunday, June 19

Festival Sundiata celebrates the arts and educates the community about people of African descent. Learn more at festivalsundiata.org.

Sponsored by King County Metro, City of Seattle Arts and Culture, and City of Seattle Neighborhoods.

Skyway Community Event, Saturday, June 18

Join the King County Black African Affinity Group, NAACP, and the Skyway Coalition to provide outreach and build relationships between King County and the community.

June 18, 2022, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Campbell Hill Elementary, 6418 S 124th St, Seattle, WA 98178.

Sunday June 19 – Juneteenth

For a list of community-sponsored events, visit the 4Culture website.

Juneteenth Event at Seward Park, Monday, June 20

King County and City of Seattle employees and their families are invited to attend a Juneteenth Event: Sitting in the shade of trees we did not seed. “Honoring the Past, Living in the Present, Creating our Future.”  

This family friendly event will feature live music, DJs, Public Health vaccine station, youth performances, spoken word, food vendors and more.

Monday, June 20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Seward Park in Seattle.

Sponsored by King County, co-hosted by City of Seattle.