CCAC’s Homewood-Brushton Center to host festive and uplifting Juneteenth celebration

Article by: CCAC Public Relations

PITTSBURGH-The Community College of Allegheny County's Homewood-Brushton Center will partner with TRIO Student Support Services and the black art expo to host the center's second annual Juneteenth event on Wednesday, June 19, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The celebration will feature local entrepreneurs and their wares, a Divine 9 step exhibition, a dance team performance, spoken word tributes by CCAC students and community members, a live DJ, an art show, free food, and games and activities for children. 

This event is designed to educate the community on the importance of Juneteenth while celebrating the legacy of the late slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, who encouraged the creation of businesses in the African American community and the value of self-worth. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, 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. Today, Juneteenth is enjoying phenomenal growth within communities and organizations throughout the country.

"Last year's event was a huge success, and we think this year's will be even bigger and better," said Chance Wideman, success coach and coordinator, CCAC Homewood-Brushton Center. "This is a great opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate freedom while seeing what local entrepreneurs and artists are doing to promote and cultivate the appreciation of African American history and culture."

CCAC Homewood-Brushton Center is located at 701 N. Homewood Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15208.

For more information, call Chance Wideman at 412.371.1600.

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