Chatham Organizing for Racial Equity (CORE) is partnering with Chatham County Public Health Department for Chatham’s 3rd annual Juneteenth. Because of the coronavirus pandemic and the limits on gathering sizes, this year’s event will be very different from previous years. Chatham’s Juneteenth — part of the oldest nationally-celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States — will take place over two days.
• On Friday, June 19, 300 meals from Zweli’s Kitchen & Catering in Durham will be distributed throughout the county.
• At 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 20, a virtual Juneteenth program will be provided through https:join.freeconferencecall.com/juneteenth2020.
Aspects of black culture, African-American spirituality and arts will be presented by several Chatham County performers and an African Dance company from Durham via recorded performances. Live events will include a presentation from the Chatham County Health Department, a question and answer session on living wills and testaments and a community conversation facilitated by the Equity and Community Engagement Initiatives lead from the health department.
CORE and the health department are still finalizing details for Juneteenth. To receive updates, including instructions for joining the virtual events on June 20, follow CORE’s page on Facebook or sign-up for our email list here: https://chathamorganizingracialequity.weebly.com/join-us.html.
Juneteenth information will also be available on the county health department and Health Alliance social media pages.