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Over 400 Community Members joined the 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration in Woburn!
This year’s second annual celebration of Juneteenth in Woburn saw double the turnout of our inaugural event last year. Over 400 people attended and connected with their community and neighbors. It was amazing to see such a diverse crowd at the Juneteenth event! SCI Deputy Director, Phil Gordon, shared “It’s been extremely fulfilling for me to lead the organizing of Juneteenth Woburn for the past two years and bring community members together to honor this piece of American History”
You can view a few of the photos capturing the event on our gallery page!
On Saturday, June 18th, SCI Social Capital Inc., Mayor Galvin and the City of Woburn, the Woburn Public Library, Woburn Welcomes, and St. John’s Baptist Church hosted the 2nd annual celebration of Juneteenth in partnership with the Woburn Dept. of Public Works and the Woburn Police Department, with support from Beth Israel Lahey Health Winchester Hospital, the NAACP Mystic Valley Area Branch, the Woburn Democratic City Committee, State Representative Rich Haggerty, State Representative Michelle Ciccolo, the Network For Social Justice, and Kadanse Studios.
Various performances by Woburn Memorial High School Students amazed the crowd. Inside the Library activities were available for children, along with a Woburn Memorial High School Student Art Exhibit in the Maker Space on the Main Floor, and a Local Artist Exhibit in the Program Room on the Lower Floor. We also welcomed a very special guest, Dr. Bernard Lafayette, for a virtual visit. Dr. Lafayette is a civil rights activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He played a leading role in the early organizing of the Selma Voting Rights Movement. Our featured Keynote Speaker Michael Curry, President & CEO of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers gave a powerful speech. See his full speech by clicking here. Thank you to Woburn Public Media for providing full video of the event!
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Our featured Keynote Speaker Michael Curry, President & CEO of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers gave a powerful speech. See his full speech, provided by Woburn Public Media!
Mr. Curry was also the past President of the Boston Branch of the NAACP, and currently serves as a Board Member on the National NAACP Board of Directors. Learn more about Michael by checking out his bio here!