Black Teens of Shoreline held a Juneteenth picnic in Shoreview Park

Saturday, June 27, 2020

They gathered together briefly for a group shot
In front are all the items they donated

The Black Teens of Shoreline, part of Black Lives Matter Shoreline, organized a picnic in Shoreview Park on June 19 - Juneteenth - as as a way to bring awareness to Juneteenth.

The event included a donation drive, student stories, skateboarding lessons by a Shoreline Black pro skateboarder, and spoken word.

Step class

Event description (created by the youth)

"The black youth of shoreline present to you the “covid safe cookout” for Juneteenth! The event is in celebration for the black holiday and you BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH so it’s safe!
Signs and donated art supplies

There will be a kickball game, step lessons, dance lessons, art class, healing and self care for black youth, a skateboarding session and more ALL LEAD BY BLACK YOUTH!  
"This event is mostly for our black families and youth but allies are welcome! We want to ensure that this holiday of freedom is celebrated by mostly Black people! Donations are also wanted at this event such as black hair care products, masks, non parish able foods and art supplies for black families in need!
Pro skateboarder on left
The event was led by the youth

Let us know how you want to help! There will be music, activities and fun to celebrate our “freedom”, but mind you we still struggle today. If you also want to donate individual wrapped snacks, masks and art supplies for our event please feel free to!"

The event was a mixture of activities and relaxation

The event was organized by Kamal Muham, Elijah Johnson, Kayla Palmore, Troi Moore, Ayana Muwakkil, Nataisia Hambidge, and Mikayla Weary, who planned this instead of a birthday celebration.

All photos by DarNesha Weary


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