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Juneteenth Resources

Juneteenth 2022 Events and Resources in locales where JVs serve.
Some events are intended for only Black communities, whereas others are intended for Black
communities + allies. Please be mindful of this when reading the event descriptions.

Anchorage: Juneteenth Citywide Celebration, June 18 & 19  

Boise: HomeFound Boise Juneteen Celebration, June 18  

Missoula: Juneteenth Celebration at Historical Museum at Fort Missoula, June 18  
Billings: Back2Black Juneteenth Celebration, June 18

Portland event:  Juneteenth Oregon 50th Year Anniversary, June 18 & 19
Gresham Event: Juneteenth Vance Park Celebration, June 19
Bend: Juneteenth Central OR, June 18 & 19

Seattle: Seattle Emerald’s Guide to Celebrating in the South End (includes virtual events)
Tacoma: Freedom Celebration, June 15  
Yakima: Juneteenth – A Celebration of Life & Freedom, June 17-19

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Zayna Abusada (Ashland, MT ’17-18, Anchorage, AK ’18-19) was most recently a JV in south-central Alaska serving with immigrant and refugee English-Language learners as the Academy for Citizenship and Civics Support Specialist with the Alaska Literacy Program (ALP) in Anchorage. Zayna first served with Indigenous students on the Northern Cheyenne and Crow Reservations. Originally from Iowa City, Iowa, Zayna went on to earn her undergraduate degree in History and Theological Studies with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies at Saint Louis University.