Juneteenth Celebration: DCTC & Inver Hills

Thursday, June 16, 2022 • 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. • Inver Hills campus mall

Dakota County Technical College and Inver Hills Community College are hosting a Juneteenth Celebration Thursday, June 16, 2022, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Inver Hills campus mall in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. The federal holiday on June 19 commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.

“Join us as we commemorate this important day of freedom,” said Jeremy Clark, equity and inclusion coordinator at DCTC and Inver Hills.

The Juneteenth Celebration, a family-friendly evening, on the Inver Hills campus mall will feature the following:
  • Free food (for first 100 participants)
  • Small business vendor fair with representation from women-, veteran-, and minority-owned businesses
  • Breakout session spotlighting Adult Success through Accelerated Pathways (ASAP) opportunities
  • Intro to Unity Trail
  • Games and events from Dakota County Parks and Inver Glen Library
  • College fair
  • Food trucks
  • Performances by local artists

WHAT: Juneteenth Celebration

WHEN: Thursday, June 16, 2022 • 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

WHERE: Inver Hills Campus Mall

Inver Hills Community College
2500 80th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

More about Juneteenth¹

Juneteenth (officially Juneteenth National Independence Day and also known as Jubilee Day, Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, and Black Independence Day) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans.

Juneteenth is also often observed for celebrating African-American culture. Originating in Galveston, Texas, Juneteenth has been celebrated annually on June 19 in various parts of the United States since 1865. The day was recognized as a federal holiday on June 17, 2021, when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law.

Juneteenth’s commemoration is on the anniversary date of the June 19, 1865, announcement of General Order No. 3 by Union Army general Gordon Granger, proclaiming freedom for enslaved people in Texas, which was the last state of the Confederacy with institutional slavery.

Learn more about the Juneteenth Celebration by contacting:

Jeremy Clark
Equity and Inclusion Coordinator
Dakota County Technical College
Inver Hills Community College
DCTC: 651-423-8535
Inver Hills: 651-450-3790