- THE SANDRA M. CLARK COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDThe “SANDRA M. CLARK COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD” was created to honor persons who are making significant contributions to their community. The honoree selected should serve as an advocate for youth and their families who strives to make this world a better place.
- JUNETEENTH FREEDOM CARAVANOn Saturday, June 20th, a Delaware Juneteenth Freedom caravan with vehicles garnered with decorations, signs and balloons. They also played music and honked horns while parading through the City of Wilmington. It became a very proud moment of celebration, recognizing African American freedom from slavery on June 19th ,1865.
- JUNETEENTH OBSERVANCE AND PANEL DISCUSSIONOn Friday, June 19th, a virtual uplifting, faith-filled observance was held by the Simpson United Methodist Church, where the Reverend Pearl Scott is the pastor. Again several elected officials, including our state Governor, John Carney joined with words of encouragement. Afterwhich, a panel discussion was held on African American mental traumaContinue reading “JUNETEENTH OBSERVANCE AND PANEL DISCUSSION”
In Wilmington, Delaware, Action News sat down with Sylvia Lewis-Harris, co-founder of Delaware Juneteenth Association and Saniya Gay, Miss Juneteenth 2020.
The state began recognizing Juneteenth as a holiday in 2000, but 2020 is the first time state offices will close. For the Delaware Juneteenth Association, that state recognition is very important.
When coronavirus came along, we knew we had to still do something,” says Delaware Juneteenth Association treasurer and co-founder Sandy Clark, whose group has already hosted several online workshops leading up to this weekend.
The DEJA Mission: To develop and implement strategic prevention programming that addresses the problems facing our communities: Alcohol, tobacco and substance abuse, gang related violence, teen pregnancy and low self-esteem by educating our children from pre-school to young adults through workshops and cultural events that provides knowledge and celebrates the African American experience as our heritage relates to all people.
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