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“Remembrance and Resilience:” Union County organizers preparing for Juneteenth Celebration – Valley Stream, New York

Valley Stream, New York 2021-06-18 21:30:04 –

Union County, South Carolina (WSPA) – An event dedicated to memory and resilience takes just one day in Union County. There, the organizers of the Union County Community Remembrance Project are preparing for Juneteenth celebrations and events in downtown Union.

Many plans were made for this day, Saturday, June 19th. In addition to the celebration of the end of slavery, the organizers recall the lives of those who lost to Lynch in Union County through soil collection at the Lynch site and the announcement of historical signs. The organization behind the event is dedicated to documenting and recognizing the history of lynching and racial terrorism in Union County.

They are also working to educate the community through healing, demonstrating the strength of reconstruction.

LTC (Ret) Timika Wilson, co-leader of the US Army UCCRP, said:

Timica Wilson of the Union County Community Remembrance Project told 7 News that many different things will happen on Saturday outside the LW Long Community Resource Center on Main Street.

The theme is “It takes a village”. Organizers are inspired by the concept of how villages, according to their website, form a community that cares for each other through shared living aspects such as food, health, housing, education, employment, economic development and life skills. Said that it has been.

Events on Saturday include vendors, essays, artistic expression contests, music and food. Everything starts around 12:30.

You can find all the details of the day and how you can get involved here: https://www.unioncountycrp.com/juneteenth?fbclid=IwAR2YIX-AF8Tro4LuhyKYlIvZLOifC-ZC9xCkSUC8MrTDYFUCVnXwckbATR0

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