The City of Tukwila welcomes the community to come together for the Third Annual Juneteenth Commemoration.
This free, outdoor event will be held at the Sullivan Center at Tukwila Village, 14350 Tukwila International Boulevard, Saturday, June 17, from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Keynote by Rev. Dr. Kelle J. Brown
Musical Performance by Josephine Howell
Food available for purchase from The Original Philly’s
Accessible Parking at Tukwila School District Service Center, 4060 S 144th St, Tukwila, WA 98168
In 2020, Tukwila’s City Council adopted Resolution 1992, declaring that Juneteenth will be recognized in our community every year. The event is a celebration of emancipation as well as an opportunity to honor African Americans through continued learning and understanding of the impacts of slavery and resiliency.
Juneteenth Event Poster/ From the artist Teddy Phillips (Stat the Artist):
In the past, Juneteenth celebrations have often focused on traditional symbols of blackness, such as the black power fist, chains, and depictions of free slaves. However, for this project, I wanted to approach it from a different perspective. I believe it is essential to highlight the jubilation and congregation of black people and their unique ways of celebrating each other during holidays.
My intention with these sketches is to create a connection between the viewer and a vivid movement they may have experienced in real life. By doing so, I hope to evoke a similar feeling that attendees will experience by attending the Juneteenth Celebration. Drawing inspiration from the music of Marvin Gaye’s “I Want You” and Camp Lo’s “Uptown Saturday Night,” which I thoroughly enjoyed listening to while working on this project, I have incorporated elements that capture the essence of these emotions.