Roll Bounce GR. Juneteenth Celebration
- Dates: June 18, 2021 - June 20, 2021
- Next Occurrence Jun 18, 2021
- Recurring daily
- Times: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host: The Black Impact Collaborative
Venue: Calder Plaza
300 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
- Phone: (616) 889-7228
- Category: Festivals
- Price Per Person: Free
This novel event is being hosted and programmed by the Black Impact Collaborative. BIC began as a collective of leaders across organizations led by and serving African Americans in Greater Grand Rapids. Since April 25, 2020, the collaborative has worked to respond to the COVID-19 crisis through the delivery of programs and community engagement activities.
This group of leaders are committed to moving in solidarity and collectively supporting the short- and long-term needs of Black Greater Grand Rapids (BGGR). The vision is to garner the human and financial resources necessary to maintain a thriving, safe, and whole BGGR during COVID and beyond.
Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration honoring the end of slavery in the United States is a day of liberation - a feeling many have when skating. Juneteenth will serve as the backdrop for the public announcement that BIC is officially a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. This activation is just one opportunity to educate the community about the plight and liberation of Black people as well as to celebrate the ongoing work and impact that BIC will make in this community for many years to come.