Juneteenth Coalition, a new nonprofit 501(c)(3) in Monterey County, California, was born to understand and uplift at-risk communities through advocacy, immersive experience and the fostering of local economies.
Juneteenth Coalition is partnering with local businesses to offer job placement opportunities and working with the Community Foundation for Monterey County to provide scholarship opportunities.
We appreciate your support in an annual immersive experience on the Monterey Peninsula, June 16 - June 20, 2021, through commemorating the day the last enslaved Americans were informed of their freedom two and a half years following the Emancipation Proclamation.
Showcase of Artists in the Apollo Theater Style
A spectacular event celebrating black history and the arts featuring music, dance, and spoken word performances.
6th Mission St.
6pm - 9pm
Car Rally to change the narrative of black drivers
Drive a classic car from Monterey Touring Vehicles through historic Monterey Peninsula; locations to include a walking tour of Lower Presidio Historic Park to learn about the Buffalo Soldiers stationed in Monterey.
Lunch provided by:
Each registration includes a driver plus one passenger.
2288 Del Monte Ave.
12pm - 3pm
$250 (Driver / Passenger)
Add'l passengers are $50 each
Events for the 18th are CANCELLED
Free Community Celebration
On June 19, 1865, General Gordon Granger read General Order #3 effectively freeing the last remaining slaves in Texas. To commemorate the 155th anniversary, the community is hosting a free block party celebrating Juneteenth at Laguna Grande Park in Seaside, CA. The celebration will include music, speakers, entertainment and food.
1249 Canyon del Rey Blvd.
Free to all
No Registration Required
Inclusivity of golf as an exclusive sport in an elite location
Golf inclusivity at the newly designed short course, The Hay by Tiger Woods, located at the world-renowned Pebble Beach Resorts. This charity golf event is a 9 hole Par 3 two-person best ball and a hole in one challenge. Registration is for a single player or two person teams.
10am - 1pm
$45 Single Golfer
$90 Two-person Team
1700 17 Mile Dr.
Everyone is celebrated and we all rise!
Empowerment through Highlife music, dance and scholarship presentation. Highlife is a form of music that was brought back to Africa by the returning slaves. It is a fusion of african traditional rhythm and western electrical instruments, especially the electric guitar. Highlife has been popularized by the Igbo tribe in Africa. Six celebrity chefs will provide an exquisite culinary experience through heavy strolling hor d'oeuvres and local wines.
* Creative white tie is optional
214 Lighthouse Ave.
4:00pm - 8:00pm
$150 per person
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The Juneteenth Coalition is an alliance of activists from all colors of the rainbow, united under a common cause of fighting injustice and systemic racism. We are celebrating the anniversary of the end of slavery in the United States with the intention to inspire justice and freedom for all peoples around the world.
The mission of Juneteenth Coalition is to understand and uplift our community through advocacy, immersive experience and the fostering of local economics, including scholarships and mentorship for annual growth of membership in our coalition.
Five Days / Seven Events
Four Pillars of Experience
Understand: Come to experience the inspiration of our mission in a theatrical setting in Carmel-By-The-Sea. We intend for you to understand.
Empathize: We will be fasting from sun up to sundown and working in the Salinas fields for 1 minute per year of slavery in the United States. We feast at the end of the day at the Monterey Airport. We encourage you to empathize.
Uplift: In concert with the City of Seaside, a day of Jubilation, a block party of love and celebration. We will all feel an uplift.
Empower: The Grand Noir, a morning of Black Drives Matter - golfing in Pebble Beach with a formal festive evening. For the coming year, we will be empowered.
Our Board of Directors
Corporate philanthropy is on the rise. Companies are increasing their contributions to charities and community organizations globally and finding new ways to encourage employees to donate and volunteer in their respective communities.
We celebrate improvements in our culture, even when there is more to do. We celebrate our sponsors and partners not only at our events, but in our every day lives.
Corporate statements only go so far; we are looking for commitments to donating money to anti-racist organizations solving racial injustice and initiatives for removing racism in their products or organizations. A few shared the racial make-up of their workforces and action plans for hiring and retaining more employees from underrepresented groups.
We hope every organization in America focuses on their own racial challenges and uncovers even their unconscious acceptance and actions which need to be actively improved upon.
We suggest becoming a "B Corporation" and adding language to your mission statement to integrate positive change into the goals of the entire organization. Our social challenge is huge and therefore we need bold leadership.
Social change happens only with your help. Your time and energy invested in our movement will sew the seeds of community that will last generations. We intend to preserve the tradition/ritual of Juneteenth over the next decade. Each year our community will grow exponentially stronger.
Your involvement IS the movement!
Use our Contact Us form and we'll be in touch for a mutually rewarding experience.
We will be providing scholarships to amazing members of our community.
Change happens with understanding, empathy, uplifting experience and empowerment.
We continue our empowerment of our scholarship award winners, our journeymen, and the community throughout the year, leading to an enhanced journey next year.
Your contribution will enable us to support our community, annual events and scholarships. We are very grateful for your generosity.