Since 2008, B-H Brilliant Minds Project, Inc., Oakland Juneteenth Celebration has closed out the Bay Area Juneteenth Events. We have brought people from all over Oakland and the Bay Area together, to acknowledge the pain and affirm the effects the trauma of slavery has had on our people.
Juneteenth gives us the opportunity to educate our communities in order to breakdown and have restorative communication. Knowing our mental health & spirituality plays a significant role in healing.
Over the past years 1,200 people or more, have enjoyed the street festival that includes live music, free health screenings, oral history presentations, exhibits, workshops, a quilting display, and many other symbolic activities to commemorate our African American Heritage. We continue to create community inclusion by fostering relationships with neighbors and business owners alike, culture up lifting by showcasing local artist and local business owners and aids in communal healing by addressing systemic, economic, and educational via reflective workshops.
▪ Live DJ, R&B, Jazz, Rap & Gospel Performances
▪ Oakland/Bay Area Steppers “Chicago Style Stepping”
▪ Vendors & Community Resource displays and sales
▪ Eastbay Chevs Car Show
▪ HOMIES Empowerment
▪ Health Zone to provide Health Screening & Resources
▪ NAMI Contra Costa/Black Minds Matter 2! “Mental Health Awareness”
▪ Healing Circle
▪ Fashion Show
▪ Author Workshops
▪ Financial Literacy Workshops
▪ HHREC/YAB/TAY Zone
▪ Little Genius Kid Zone
We continue to invite local organizations and vendors to participate in this community gathering of neighbors as we focus on the entire city, bringing everyone together to partake in the positive vibration and celebration of a rich culture and our history of overcoming enormous opposition.
Oakland is one of the most diverse cities in the Bay Area. Having our community members from all different heritages together in celebration fosters cultural understanding and keeps Oakland Resilient!
Warm regards, Ms. Barbara Howard Founder and
Coordinator of Oakland Juneteenth Celebration