The African American Caucus of SEIU 721 cordially invites you to our Annual Juneteenth Celebration.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
6 p.m. – 12 a.m.
SEIU 721 Top Parking Area
1545 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
“Our Lives Matter” is the theme of our celebration as we celebrate the rich heritage of Juneteenth which is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance.
Come join us as we celebrate with free food, games, raffles and more. Space is limited. RSVP by calling Member Connection at 1-877-721-4968. To sign-up for the bake-off competition, Spades and Dominoes Tournaments please call 213-738-8438. Deadline to RSVP is Friday, June 19th.
We hope to see you there!