Come out and join us in celebration of 151 years of the Emancipation Proclamation via our Juneteenth Heritage Festival!
reminisce, share, inform and learn --- Take advantage of free health screenings, meet Black Inventor(s), fun for the kids, live entertainment and much more…all while visiting our very own Leimert Park Village. Produced by Black Arts Los Angeles (BALA), our 8*th** Annual Juneteenth Heritage Festival will take place in Leimert Park Village,
Vision Back Lot Parking at Degnan Blvd/43rd Street, Los Angeles, on Sat, June 17th /Sun, June 18, 2017, from 10:00am - 6:00pm.
Our focus is always to strengthen FAMILY (our values: Father's Day, Graduations & Weddings), *FAITH* (each one has one) and our Global *FUTURE* (that leads to technology; reaching our potential, working for justice, being a community, work on improving our health, and continuing to protect our children and youth). We will have great technology workshops / information and giveaways throughout the weekend. Please feel free to register at: http://www.blackartslosangeles.org
For more info: Moza Mjasiri Cooper, Founder, BALA (323)412-0811
Each year on June 19th, local businessman Jonathan Leonard held a celebration in Leimert Park that honored the end of slavery in Texas.’
There would be speakers, entertainers and plenty of red soda water, BBQ ribs and watermelon for the crowd. No matter the day of the week June 19th happened to fall on, you could depend on Mr. Leonard, a native of Houston, Texas, to hold his traditional celebration.
Thus, Moza Mjasiri Cooper, founder of Black Arts Los Angeles, a non-profit organization saw an opportunity to create an additional celebration that would take place on the third weekend of June each year. This would allow more people to participate in the celebration, and so with the support of local community leaders, vendors and sponsors, the Juneteenth Heritage Festival was born.