Join PS 58 and PS 32 for a March and rally for Juneteenth and Black Lives Matter!
At the march we will hear from District Leader Josue “Josh” Pierre, and Ty Hankerson, Director of Community Outreach for Councilwoman Adrienne Adams. Families who can't attend the march in person can hang signs supporting Black Lives Matter and celebrating Juneteenth on the fence of the PS 58 school yard along Carroll street starting Thursday, June 18. After the march, people can hang their signs on the fence as well.
This march will take place on an important holiday for Black Americans, Juneteenth! It commemorates the day in 1865 when news was delivered to Galveston, Texas, that all previously enslaved people in Texas were free. To honor this day, we want to make sure that our non-Black community members know about and understand Juneteenth, and decenter themselves in the celebration of the day. In order to prepare, we encourage families and staff to learn more about the holiday, and what it stands for. We found two videos that can be helpful in starting this education.
Young children can watch this read aloud of the book "Juneteenth for Mazie" by Floyd Cooper.
Parents, families, and older children can watch this video to learn more about the History of Juneteenth and why it is important.
A flyer is attached.