About us

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Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is a holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery and the emancipation of African American slaves. Juneteenth commemorates when U.S. soldiers brought word of President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation to Galveston, Texas, two years after it was issued. It is the oldest celebration of the end of slavery in the United States. In Oregon, Juneteenth OR Celebration was founded 45 years ago by the late and beloved community leader Clara Peoples. The celebration starts with a parade, followed by the festivities which include live music, art, food, educational booths, cultural booths, and a children’s play area.

Events

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Community Christmas Caroling

Grab your crew and your vocals and get bundled up to come show your Christmas spirit with your local Juneteenth Oregon Committee & Bethel AME Church Young People's Division Department. We will be doing some Community Christmas Caroling. We will meet up at Bethel AME Church at 5pm and end around 8pm followed by a pizza party at the church. 🎄🎄🎄Please share and invite your family & friends to this community event🎄🎄🎄

Forms

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Be a Volunteer

Volunteering for Juneteenth OR is a great experience! There are multiple ways in which you can volunteer, including the information booth, kid’s area, merchandise, clean up, etc. If you or your group would like to volunteer, please email us at juneteenthor@gmail.com with your full name, phone number and t-shirt size.

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Be a Vendor

As a Juneteenth OR vendor, you have a great opportunity to market your product and/or services to your community. Get the exposure you desire and grow your client base by supporting unity in our community and becoming a vendor today. Download vendor form below.


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Be a part of the parade

As a parade participate you will have the opportunity to gain exposure during the Clara Peoples Freedom Parade that marches down Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd to the festival site. Participation is free. Download parade application below.