Join our Juneteenth Celebration
The Green Party National Black Caucus honors the legacy and collective power of the community and has been building up to today's celebration of Juneteenth (June 19).
Juneteenth recognizes the time when freed slaves in Texas were finally aware of their freedom and the end of the “Civil War”. That day came nearly two and one half years after the Emancipation Proclamation.
This day is celebrated with pride and symbolizes the strength of community, unity of spirit, and resistance of a people who would be free. In 2020, in the aftermath of centuries of slavery and its legacy of institutionalized racism that has gripped our nation and the world, we boldly protest and demand the end of systemic demonization and disenfranchisement of Black Lives.
Join us tonight on the National Black Caucus Facebook Page at 8:45 p.m. ET for a Remembrance and Celebration Ceremony Livestream. We will take a moment to pause and reflect on the sacrifices of our elders and ancestors and the lives lost in the struggle for full equality and equity in the United States.
Then at 9:00 p.m. we will be joined by Brandon Anderson, founder and president of Raheem, an independent service for reporting police conduct in the U.S.
Our Juneteenth broadcasts will continue through the weekend, including Saturday night's essential discussion on "The Financial Impact on Black and Brown Americans after COVID-19." See our Juneteenth schedule for details.
We also encourage you to check out and widely share the Video on Demand of our broadcasts from earlier this week:
- Our Fireside Chats with Howie Hawkins & Angela Walker and Dario Hunter & Darlene Elias, two teams of running-mates seeking the 2020 Green Party nominations for President and Vice President at the July 11 Presidential Nominating Convention
- An interview with candidate Lisa Savage, officially endorsed by the Maine Green Independent Party, who is running for U.S. Senate in a Ranked Choice Voting election
- A discussion on The Power and Limitations of Story & Narrative for Healing and Transformation with special guest Marquez Rhyne
- The Movement for Reparations for African Americans with Green Party National Co-Chair Trahern Crews, who is also a Black Lives Matter organizer in Minneapolis-Saint Paul on the front lines of that community's response to the police murder of George Floyd
Witnessing Juneteenth receive more recognition in the media and in our society this year has been encouraging. Symbolic recognition of Juneteenth as a holiday carries real weight. But the real meaning of Juneteenth is about continuing the work of dismantling the systemic, violent and material oppression of people under white supremacy, colonialism and capitalism.
Darryl! Moch and Robin Harris
Co-Chairs, National Black Caucus
Green Party of the United States
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GPUS Black Caucus video productions for Juneteenth 2020
Juneteeth Series (Part 1)
9:00 p.m. EST "Fireside Chat with the NBC": Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker – Candidates for the Green Party Presidential and Vice-Presidential nomination Please regarding the commentary below. We expect decorum and respect to be extended to our guests on our programs as well as those of you who are viewing and participating with us. Please refrain from being mean, disrespectful, or deminizing to fellow Greens or visitors who share different opinions than you about candiates of subject matter. Our intention is to foster debate and awareness. Please keep that in mind in what you post on our pages as it reflects all of us. You are always welcome to repost to your page and comment any way you like there. We want to draw people into the Caucus and the Party not drive them away. Peace and Power.Posted by GPUS Black Caucus on Monday, June 15, 2020
Juneteeth Series (Part 1 - Ch. 2)
"Fireside Chat with the NBC": Dario Hunter and Darlene Elias – Candidates for the Green Party Presidential and Vice-Presidential nominationPosted by GPUS Black Caucus on Monday, June 15, 2020
National Black Caucus Juneteenth Series with Lisa Savage Candidate for US Senate from MainePosted by GPUS Black Caucus on Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Juneteeth Series (Part 3)
"The Power and Limitations of Story & Narrative for Healing and Transformation" with "Special Guests" Marquez Rhyne What happens when our stories go untold and unheard? Who controls the narrative of our lives when our stories are unheard? What power comes from the unleashing of our stories and narratives and what are the limitations of our stories and narratives in effecting change. Join us as we explore these, and a program designed to help individuals and groups use story and narrative for their healing.Posted by GPUS Black Caucus on Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Juneteeth Series (Part 4)
The movement for Reparations for African Americans- with Trahern Crews The movement has new momentum and there are actions taking place and increased national conversation. Discuss the identified points of clarity and demands. The question is not IF but WHEN and HOW reparations are delivered to African Americans.Posted by GPUS Black Caucus on Thursday, June 18, 2020
Juneteenth Series (Celebration)
845pm EST Remembrance and Celebration Ceremony – We will take a moment to pause and reflect on the sacrifices of our elders and ancestors and the lives lost in the struggle for full equality and equity in the United States. 9pm EST Spotlight on Police Brutality and solutions for communities with “Special Guest” Brandon Anderson, Founder and President of Raheem.org. Formed from Anderson’s lived experience first-hand with loss at the hands of police; Raheem is an independent service for reporting police conduct in the United States. We work to translate the lived experiences of people impacted by police violence into effective policy, officer accountability, and new narratives about how we keep our communities safe. Partners in our work include community-run oversight structures, public defenders, and advocacy organizations.Posted by GPUS Black Caucus on Friday, June 19, 2020