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Black Arts Los Angeles presents 12th Annual Juneteenth Heritage Festival

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Main Stage: Opening of Festival
Welcome! The 12th Annual Juneteenth Heritage Festival will kick off virtually as we welcome you to an exciting and thoughtful online festival experience.
2021-06-19T11:00:00Z 2021-06-19T11:15:00Z America/Los_Angeles Main+Stage%3A+Opening+of+Festival Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing
Grammy Nominated gospel sensation Brent Jones offers an incredible rendition of the Black National Anthem.
2021-06-19T11:00:00Z 2021-06-19T11:05:00Z America/Los_Angeles Lift+Ev%27ry+Voice+and+Sing Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Blessing of the event and community
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Welcome and Opening Remarks
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Song of Greetings
The Oracle comes through in her traditional role of opening the festival with a sincere blessing and libation of the event
2021-06-19T11:00:00Z 2021-06-19T11:10:00Z America/Los_Angeles Song+of+Greetings Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Virtual Art Gallery
Conscious Art from some of the greatest artists in the community
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Financial Freedom: The pillar of independence
Moderated by Karen A. Clark, CIty National Bank: Learn strategies to build and create wealth, the power of real estate
Karen A. Clark
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LA Big Daddys
The Blues are an essential part of the Black Experience in America. This music performance exemplifies freedom, power and liberation. There will be a Juneteenth message that you don't want to miss.
2021-06-19T12:30:00Z 2021-06-19T13:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles LA+Big+Daddys Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Social Justice: Where do we go from here? Freedom, Equity and Inclusion
Moderated by Pastor Kelvin Sauls: Community Advocate, Clergy for Black Lives
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Flavors of Juneteenth
Juneteenth is a time to celebrate with food. BBQ, Soul Food are all deep traditions when celebrating the essence of Freedom. So we are very proud to have renowned food scholar Adrian Miller along with a panel of distinguished chefs and restauranteurs who focus on African American Cuisine Traditions. Our panelists include: Gail Jennings - King's Pepper Brad Johnson - Post and Beam Greg Dulan - Dulan's Soul Food Kim Prince - Hotville Chicken Kevin Bludso - Bludso's BBQ
Adrian Miller Gail Jennings
2021-06-19T14:00:00Z 2021-06-19T15:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Flavors+of+Juneteenth Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Karen A. Clark Project
A jazzy performance by executive turned awesome singer as she gives us life with a resounding musical performance.
2021-06-19T14:15:00Z 2021-06-19T14:40:00Z America/Los_Angeles Karen+A.+Clark+Project Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Academic Freedom:
Moderated by Dr. Theresa Price
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Artist Performance
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Gail Jennings

King's Pepper

Adrian Miller

Food Scholar, Author

Pastor Kelvin Sauls

Clergy for Black Lives

Mark Morales

Vice President, SBA Lending-​City National Bank

Toni Jackson

Vice President Senior Client Manager at City National Bank

Collette Moore

Vice President/Program Manager & Director, Pacific Resource Center

Moza Cooper

Founder, Black Arts Los Angeles

Karen A. Clark

Moderator, Senior Vice President, MultiCultural Strategies, City National BAnk Financial Freedom

Erica Phillips

Board Chair, Black Arts Los Angeles

Billy J


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Black Arts Los Angeles welcomes you to the 12th Annual Juneteenth Heritage Festival. In Los Angeles, the celebration has taken the shape of a multi day festival complete with music, arts, culture. First initiated by the late Jonathan Leonard, the tradition was carried on by Moza Cooper, Gail Jennings and a cadre of committed community volunteers celebrating music, arts, culture and freedom.

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