The EVENT.

The EXPERINCE.

The JOURNEY.

IMPORTANT JUNETEENTH COVID-19 UPDATE

 Dear Friends,

As COVID-19 continues to spread, our future has never felt so unpredictable. These are challenging times for us all, and we hope you and your families are in good spirits and good health! In spite of these difficult times, we are attempting to do everything possible to sustain our operations and provide services to the Las Vegas community. Unfortunately, however, due to community safety risks posed by COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our annual Las Vegas Juneteenth Festival. While there remains a lot of uncertainty, we know that we must adapt quickly to meet the challenges of our changing reality. Our decision was not an easy one as now, more than ever, our community needs us and we need you! While this cancellation is out of our control, we look forward to resuming festivities next year when we will celebrate our 20th Annual Juneteenth Festival together.

To assist with the foundation’s ongoing fundraising efforts, in light of COVID-19, I am delighted to report that we have established a relationship with world renowned artist Synthia SAINT JAMES who is best known for her design of the first Kwanzaa Stamp for the United States Postal Service.

Ms. SAINT JAMES has agreed to design a series of cloth face masks which can be worn by yourself, family members, friends, and/or employees. As we navigate the uncharted waters created by the COVID-19 pandemic, we can heed the advice of the CDC and other medical professionals by maintaining our social distancing and donning one of these uniquely adorned face masks. Not only will these face masks make a profound statement during this crisis, but will also become a lasting heirloom marking a significant time in our country’s history. The virus is present everywhere and our community is no exception.

IMPORTANT JUNETEENTH COVID-19 UPDATE

 Dear Friends,

As COVID-19 continues to spread, our future has never felt so unpredictable. These are challenging times for us all, and we hope you and your families are in good spirits and good health! In spite of these difficult times, we are attempting to do everything possible to sustain our operations and provide services to the Las Vegas community. Unfortunately, however, due to community safety risks posed by COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our annual Las Vegas Juneteenth Festival. While there remains a lot of uncertainty, we know that we must adapt quickly to meet the challenges of our changing reality. Our decision was not an easy one as now, more than ever, our community needs us and we need you! While this cancellation is out of our control, we look forward to resuming festivities next year when we will celebrate our 20th Annual Juneteenth Festival together.

To assist with the foundation’s ongoing fundraising efforts, in light of COVID-19, I am delighted to report that we have established a relationship with world renowned artist Synthia SAINT JAMES who is best known for her design of the first Kwanzaa Stamp for the United States Postal Service.

Ms. SAINT JAMES has agreed to design a series of cloth face masks which can be worn by yourself, family members, friends, and/or employees. As we navigate the uncharted waters created by the COVID-19 pandemic, we can heed the advice of the CDC and other medical professionals by maintaining our social distancing and donning one of these uniquely adorned face masks. Not only will these face masks make a profound statement during this crisis, but will also become a lasting heirloom marking a significant time in our country’s history. The virus is present everywhere and our community is no exception.

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Congratulations to our Rainbow Dreams Academy Educational Foundation 2018  Scholarship Recipients.

For those of you not in the know, Juneteeth “Celebration of Freedom Weekend” is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. It was on June 19, 1865 some two and half years after the Emancipation Proclamation that news broke to those Americans in Texas that the war had ended and the enslaved were now free. Since then generations upon generations of African Americans along with other ethnic communities have commemorated the day as one of reflection, faith, renewal, community and cultural pride.

Imagine strolling along, eyes closed, breathing in the night air and hearing the soft sounds of a steel drum. The Caribbean bop then becomes a drum beat with a West African flair. The cadence gently becomes a syncopated conga with an Afro-Cuban swing. You take in a deep breath of fragrant spices and flavors waiting to be savored. You gently squeeze your son’s hand as you walk through the gates and into Juneteenth.

Juneteenth is the embodiment of a transformation of hobby into art, tradition into culture, freedom songs into refined music. It conjures up a culture rich in American traditions and values as well as global influences. It is a festival of families coming together to celebrate achievement, education, commerce, art, health and wellness, and, of course, to feed your soul. Take a journey through Juneteenth.

The Las Vegas Juneteenth Foundation, in partnership with the Rainbow Dreams Educational Foundation, is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization established to serve the needs of historically under-served communities in southern Nevada.  The goals and objectives of this organization are achieved by stressing the importance of developing a strong educational foundation in a child’s early years.  Additional emphasis is placed on youth and adult education, cultural awareness and appreciation and support for existing programs and services that have demonstrated success in leadership development and building stronger neighborhoods, communities and families.

Your support via monetary donation, no matter how big or small, is paramount in helping us continue our service to this community, and, as always, it is greatly appreciated. Please show your support by clicking on the “DONATE” button below. Thank you.

For those of you not in the know, Juneteeth “Celebration of Freedom Weekend” is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. It was on June 19, 1865 some two and half years after the Emancipation Proclamation that news broke to those Americans in Texas that the war had ended and the enslaved were now free. Since then generations upon generations of African Americans along with other ethnic communities have commemorated the day as one of reflection, faith, renewal, community and cultural pride.

Imagine strolling along, eyes closed, breathing in the night air and hearing the soft sounds of a steel drum. The Caribbean bop then becomes a drum beat with a West African flair. The cadence gently becomes a syncopated conga with an Afro-Cuban swing. You take in a deep breath of fragrant spices and flavors waiting to be savored. You gently squeeze your son’s hand as you walk through the gates and into Juneteenth.

Juneteenth is the embodiment of a transformation of hobby into art, tradition into culture, freedom songs into refined music. It conjures up a culture rich in American traditions and values as well as global influences. It is a festival of families coming together to celebrate achievement, education, commerce, art, health and wellness, and, of course, to feed your soul. Take a journey through Juneteenth.

The Las Vegas Juneteenth Foundation, in partnership with the Rainbow Dreams Educational Foundation, is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization established to serve the needs of historically under-served communities in southern Nevada.  The goals and objectives of this organization are achieved by stressing the importance of developing a strong educational foundation in a child’s early years.  Additional emphasis is placed on youth and adult education, cultural awareness and appreciation and support for existing programs and services that have demonstrated success in leadership development and building stronger neighborhoods, communities and families.

Your support via monetary donation, no matter how big or small, is paramount in helping us continue our service to this community, and, as always, it is greatly appreciated. Please show your support by clicking on the “DONATE” button below. Thank you.

Congratulations to our Rainbow Dreams Academy Educational Foundation 2018  Scholarship Recipients.

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