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

June 18, 2020


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 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

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