Strategic Doing: Developing Community with Downtown Juneteenth Celebrations
Wednesday, May 8, 2024
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Location Name
East A

As Southern downtowns were historically segregated spaces, holding a celebration commemorating the end of slavery in these places offers the opportunity to make a powerful statement with and about your community. This session shares how a rural Southern Main Street program partnered with community members to develop buy-in for their own downtown Juneteenth celebrations. Presenters will draw from their experience—including the challenges faced—to discuss and offer concrete ways to welcome various stakeholders, decenter whiteness, and celebrate your community’s culture.

Welcoming & Belonging, Historic Preservation, Leadership
Danielle Housenick
Session Type
45-Minute Crash Course