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Juneteenth celebration to be held in Woburn on June 15

SCI is holding a Juneteenth celebration in Woburn on June 15, from 12-5 p.m. COURTESY PHOTO/SCI

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The following was submitted by Social Capital Inc.:

On Saturday, June 15, Social Capital Inc. (SCI), the Woburn Public Library and the City of Woburn are hosting the city’s 4th annual celebration of Juneteenth in partnership with St. John’s Baptist Church of Woburn, WMHS EmbRACE Club, WMHS Step Team WMHS Black Student Union and the NAACP Mystic Valley Area Branch.

The event is also supported by Winchester’s Network for Social Justice.

The Juneteenth Woburn 2024 celebration will take place from 12-5 p.m. at the Woburn Public Library rear parking lot with additional activities happening in the Woburn Public Library, 45 Pleasant St., Woburn.

This year’s Juneteenth will be a block party-style celebration with music, Woburn Memorial High School student performances, children’s activities, community tables, food and vendors.

From 12-1:30 p.m., inside the Woburn Public Library is the “History of Emancipation & Juneteenth” slide presentation by Christopher Daley.

Registration is requested. Please sign up through the Woburn Public Library’s June Event Calendar.

Additionally, the PanNeubean Steel Trio will perform in the Woburn Public Library from 2:30-3:30 p.m. They are a Steelpan lead Caribbean band that specializes in showcasing the beautiful sounds of the Islands. Music will include a soulful blend of Reggae, Soca, and Calypso. 

Commemorative apparel will be available for purchase at the event – all proceeds will support the event.

For more information about Woburn Juneteenth, please contact Nicole Osborne at nosborne@socialcapitalinc.org. Additional event details can be found at socialcapitalinc.org/juneteenth.

Juneteenth Woburn 2024 is financially supported by Altair Engineering, Santander Bank, Winchester Hospital, a grant from the Woburn Cultural Council (a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency). Major support for SCI Woburn provided by Cummings Properties.

About Juneteenth

Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of enslaved Black people within the United States – first celebrated on June 19, 1865 in Galveston, Texas and has since been observed annually on June 19.

In July 2020, Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law a bill designating Juneteenth as an annual state holiday in Massachusetts. Juneteenth was recognized as a federal holiday on June 17, 2021, when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law.

Major support for SCI Woburn comes from Cummings Properties. Visit SCIWoburn.org to learn about local SCI programs and volunteer opportunities.

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