CSU co-sponsors first community-led Juneteenth Celebration in Fort Collins June 17-19

Jun 7, 2022 | Member News

The first weekend-long Juneteenth Celebration in Fort Collins is set for June 17-19, and Colorado State University is playing a leading role in hosting the events.

Juneteenth is a federal holiday celebrated on June 19 to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, and Colorado will recognize Juneteenth as an official state holiday for the first time on June 20. The Fort Collins celebration will take place at the Foothills Mall, Rolland Moore Park and the Boys and Girls Club of Larimer County-Fort Collins, and more volunteers are needed.

Activities throughout the weekend include live music and dancing, BIPOC-owned or -led businesses and organizations, educational workshops and seminars celebrating Black culture, a family-friendly bike ride, yoga and more. Community members of all identities are invited to participate in the learning and celebration of Black culture in Northern Colorado.

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