(Black PR Wire) St. Louis, MO - Africans Rising Together 2063 will hold the second annual Juneteenth Caribbean Heritage Walkathon: A Walk for Democracy and Justice at Forest Park on June 18, 2022. Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved Africans in the confederate states in rebellion against the Union. Juneteenth, also called Black Independence Day and Freedom Day, symbolizes the importance of Blacks’ presence in the Americas.
The Walkathon commemorates National Caribbean Heritage month in conjunction with the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act that first recognized Juneteenth as a federal holiday in 2021. This achievement marked the culmination of the work begun by the late Dr. Ronald V. Myers Sr., M.D. President Joseph Biden signed U.S. Senate Bill 475 (S-475) into law on June 17, 2021. President George W. Bush issued a proclamation recognizing June as Caribbean Heritage Month in 2006.
“The Walkathon provides a chance to share with the community the history and legacy of our ancestors and acknowledge the significance of the contributions and achievements of people of African descent,” said Dr. James Tucker, President of Africans Rising Together 2063.
Proceeds raised will assist Africans Rising Together 2063 to promote education, cultural awareness, and training on building generational wealth among African Americans, Africans in the Diaspora, and Africans on the Continent.
Registration and partnerships for the Walkathon are open now. The family-friendly 5k Walkathon will feature biographical information about influential Black historical activists and the history and significance of Juneteenth and National Caribbean Heritage Month.
Participants can join the Walkathon by signing up at Eventbrite Registration or onsite for $18.65. Seniors 55 and older and children 12 and under register for free.
For more information about the event, email Keith Long at KeithLong.ART2063@gmail.com.
ABOUT AFRICANS RISING TOGETHER
Africans Rising Together 2063 is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate people of African descent concerning the true historical significance of our experience, culture, and contributions to the world. We raise awareness of a broad range of cultural issues by leveraging education toward holistic transformation, positive actions, and strategic connections. ART 2063 provides a platform powered by partners with the shared vision of improving education, economic development, and social conditions globally for people of African descent. ART 2063’s action plan includes organizing strategic initiatives to create social, economic, cultural awareness and generational wealth. This will eradicate poverty and illiteracy and usher in the reconciliation and restoration of people of African descent. ART 2063’s goal is to facilitate societal transformation through the collaboration of holistic development within in 9 Mountains That Transform Society: Arts, Sports, and Entertainment; Business and Economy; Education and Reconciliation; Family; Government and International Relations; Media; Religion; Science and Technology, and Security (food and water). For more information, visit www.art2063.org.
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