Germantown’s “Philadelphia Juneteenth Festival”Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 12 Noon – 7:00 pm
“401 Years of Resilience”
Help showcase a very special event – Philadelphia Juneteenth Festival – a celebration in Germantown – known as the site of the First Public Protest Against Slavery written in 1688
2020 represents the 401st anniversary – 1619 – 2019 of when enslaved Africans arrived in Point Comfort (presently Fort Monroe), Virginia, aboard a Dutch ship. They were the first Africans on record to be forcibly settled as involuntary laborers in the North American British Colonies. It also represents the 155th Anniversary of Juneteenth which celebrates freedom and commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.
The festival will be an impactful cultural and educational experience filled with family friendly activities, historic reenactments, food and drink, music, artistic performances, and more. But, we need your help! Would you like to volunteer? Volunteers are needed for the event to help with set up and break down, staff our information tables and more! Volunteer shifts include:
8: 30 am – 11:30 am (set up) 4:00 pm – 6:15 pm
11:45 am – 2:15 pm 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (break down) 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm
All volunteers receive a t-shirt and must attend a pre-festival meeting which will be held on Saturday, June 13th from 9 am – 10:30 am. Continental breakfast will be provided!
The Festival is presented by Johnson House Historic Site, 6300 Germantown Avenue (between Washington Lane and Johnson Street).
To register, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-438-1768