Juneteenth is a holiday on June 19th celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States.
Originally born on the day one of the most remote regions of America finally was forced
to free enslaved Americans nearly 2 years after the emancipation proclamation, Juneteenth is now widely celebrated as a day of Black excellence and innovation.
The holiday is considered the longest running Black holiday in America, and has been called America's second independence day.
This June 19th, Pride St. Charles is celebrating and honoring Juneteenth and all our Black community members as we uplift and empower Black culture and voices.
We Want Your Perspective
The essential ingredient in any activism involving marginalized communities is a simple one: Allies need to sit back and listen.
Pride St. Charles is here to listen, and we want you to tell us what we can do to make this event the best we can with what we have. If you are Black and have ideas, concerns, opinions, or just want to lend us your general thoughts, we are here and we are listening.
Our organization isn't perfect, and we're all still growing and learning as allies and communities members alike. Thank you for lending your time and emotional energy to us, and please let us know if there's anything we can do better so we can take the steps to be the best allies we can, and to truly make a difference for the Black queer community.
Please let us know if you'd like us to contact you back, or if you're just sharing your thoughts. We'll respond as soon as we can!
Juneteenth & Black Resources
List of Organizations Serving the LGBTQ+