Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans.  Juneteenth marks the anniversary of the announcement of General Order No. 3 by Union Army general Gordon Granger on June 19, 1865, proclaiming freedom for enslaved people in Texas.  (Info from wikipedia)

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Here is a message from Runway Playa Vista. 

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate Juneteenth yesterday at RUNWAY. We truly appreciate all of the incredible artists & makers who joined us!

Entertainment included:

  • The Furnace Band
  • Live painting by Shak Smart
  • Afro Peruvian Experience performed an assembly of cajones, cajitas and a Festejo dance
  • Bosco spoke & signed his new book, “Chasin’ Freedum”
  • Performance by Ocandeniye Dance Company 
  • Terrence Terrell spoke and shared his new book, “My Little Black Book”

Vendors included:

  • Rayo | Sustainable Slow Fashion
  • Krumblez Cookie Co. | Cookies by Ranesha Rene’ Davis
  • iCrownedMe | Children’s Books
  • Jordan Saint-Pierre | Artist
  • The Noble Brand | Candles & More
  • Lil in Los Angeles | Kids Clothes Adults Want To Wear
  • Bosco | Chasin’ Freedum Book + Merchandise
  • Soul Collective | Affordable Luxury Clothing
  • Brownhaze Jewelry | One of a Kind, Sustainable Jewelry
  • Footprint | Infusion Tea & Cocktail Sets
  • Friday Night Vibe | Luxury Fragrances for Home + Body
  • Ms. Lebron, M. Ed. | Published Children’s Author & STEM Educator
  • Glam & Her Grans | Children’s Fashion Boutique
  • Whitney Alix | Sustainable Fashion Designer & Consultant

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