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  • Customer Support and Shipping offline for Juneteenth (Friday, June 19th)

    June 18, 2020 3 min read


    SpiritHoods will be closed this Friday, June 19th, in observation of Juneteenth.

    As it relates to our customers, this means our Support and Shipping Teams will be offline this day. You may still place orders as well as email help@spirithoods.com for assistance. Our Customer Support and Shipping teams will be back in action Monday, June 22nd.

    For us, celebrating Juneteenth means a lot of different things. Observing this day gives everyone in the team the space for celebration and community involvement. It's an opportunity to reflect with family and friends, peacefully protest, volunteer, support black-owned businesses, or simply engage in some much needed self-reflection and self-education.

    What is Juneteenth?

    juneteenth written out in stones

    Juneteenth is a day of celebration in the Black / African American community. The term is a portmanteau of the words “June” and “nineteenth” — referring back to June 19, 1865 when news broke in Galveston, Texas that the war was over and slaves were free. While President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation about two and a half years prior on January 1, 1863, the executive order had little impact on Texans because there simply weren't enough Union troops to enforce the new executive order. It wasn't until General Lee surrendered and General Granger's regiment arrived when the forces were finally strong enough to overcome the resistance.

    Today, Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. We hope you'll join us in celebrating Juneteenth in your own special way. If you're in Los Angeles and need suggestions, check out our list of things to do below.

    Thank you all for being a part of our pack. <3

    Juneteenth Celebrations in Los Angeles

    Downtown LA: 8am
    401 E. 1st St.
    Rise & Skate is an all wheels welcome protest in celebration of Juneteenth and in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. 

    Downtown LA: 10am
    400 W. Washington St.
    Student-led march in honor of Juneteenth.

    Venice: 10am
    Venice Beach Pier to Santa Monica Pier
    Solidarity Skate recognizes the violence & misogyny Black women face every day

    Baldwin Hills: 10am
    Kenneth Hahn Park
    Freedom Hike is a community hike in honor of our ancestors

    Santa Monica: 11am
    Virginia Ave. Park
    Cloverfield Blvd. & Pico Blvd.

    Sherman Oaks: 12pm
    Sherman Oaks Galleria
    Juneteenth March 

    Leimert Park: 11am-7pm
    Leimert Park Village
    11th Annual Juneteenth Celebration 

    Santa Ana: 11am
    “Black Panther Park”
    507 4th St.
    Juneteenth celebration and rally

    Downtown LA: 12pm
    1300 West Bruno St. to City Hall
    March against police brutality, crime & systematic racism

    Culver City: 12pm
    4401 Elenda St.
    March from Culver City HS to Culver City Police Dept.

    West Hollywood: 12pm
    Pan Pacific Park
    March for Justice

    Downtown LA: 1pm
    City Hall
    200 N Spring St.
    Lunch picnic, volunteer (homeless, COVID-19 kit aid)

    Crenshaw: 2pm
    Obama & King
    Black Freedom March
    *Organizers requested this as a “black-only space.” Non-Black allies, please support a different event.

    Sherman Oaks: 3pm
    14201 Huston St.
    Celebrate & be educated on Juneteenth

    West Hollywood: 3pm
    8001 Sunset Blvd.
    Protest, music, black-owned business marketplace 

    Downtown LA: 4pm
    Pershing Square
    Juneteenth Freedom March & Cultural Celebrations of Black History

    Agoura Hills: 5pm
    Starts at Thousand Oaks & Lake Lindero Rd to Westlake & Thousand Oaks (BLM Agoura Hills & Indivisible: Conejo)

    Boyle Heights: 5pm
    Mariachi Plaza
    1831 E. 1st St.
    Vigil in honor & celebration of Black Lives!

    Pasadena: 5pm
    Pasadena Police Dept.
    207 Garfield Ave.
    People’s forum, heart to heart, march, party

    Anaheim: 6pm
    Stoddard Park
    1901 S Ninth St.
    In remembrance of all black lives lost due to police brutality and white supremacy.

    South Central: 7pm
    2731 S. Central Ave.
    Rally and march to Newton Police Station