Councilwoman Pamela Goynes-Brown and the City of North Las Vegas invite the community to a flag raising ceremony Thursday, June 3 ahead of Juneteenth, the annual celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
Wednesday evening, the City Council unanimously approved Resolution 2665, commemorating Juneteenth as an annual celebration in North Las Vegas, recognizing the sacrifices and contributions of the African American community. The resolution also designates June 19 of each year as a day of remembrance of the past suffering of enslaved African Americans and celebration of their freedom, equality and enduring hope for the future.
"Juneteenth is a day that we come together, young and old, people of all races, to listen, learn and reflect on its true meaning," said Councilwoman Goynes-Brown. "It is a day that brings us one step closer to ending the vicious cycle of racism and injustices in this country. Juneteenth is a day that we pray for continued and eternal peace."
WHAT: Flag raising ceremony for the Juneteenth flag
WHO: Councilwoman Pamela Goynes-Brown
WHEN: 9 a.m. Thursday, June 3, 2021
WHERE: North Las Vegas City Hall flagpole, 2250 Las Vegas Blvd. North, North Las Vegas
Other Juneteenth events around the Las Vegas Valley, coordinated by Juneteenth Nevada:
June 7: Juneteenth Flag Raising, Las Vegas City Hall (495 Main Street) NOW Cafe - 2nd floor, 10 a.m.-noon
June 11: Juneteenth Jazz Legacy & Heritage Festival, Water Street Auditorium (240 S. Water Street, Henderson), 5-9 p.m.
June 12: Whitney Ranch Recreation Center (575 Galleria Drive, Henderson), 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
June 13: Wear Your Dashiki Day (Valleywide)
June 13: Juneteenth Caravan, starting at Moulin Rouge (900 W. Bonanza Road) at noon
June 13: Unity Walk, starting at St. James Catholic Church (1920 N. Martin Luther King Boulevard) at noon
June 17: Juneteenth Flag Raising at MLK Statue (2420 Martin Luther King Boulevard), 11-11:30 a.m.
June 17: Juneteenth Program and Senior Lunch at the MLK Senior Center (2420 Martin Luther King Boulevard), 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
June 18 & 19: West Las Vegas Library Theatre - Exhibition, Photo Memorabilia and Discussions, Noon-5 p.m.
Contact: Juneteenth Nevada, 888-509-NJOF (6563) x701, www.juneteenthnevada.org