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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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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 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
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
200 N Spring St.
Lunch picnic, volunteer (homeless, COVID-19 kit aid)
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
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
1831 E. 1st St.
Vigil in honor & celebration of Black Lives!
Pasadena Police Dept.
207 Garfield Ave.
People’s forum, heart to heart, march, party
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