We’re excited to announce we have commissioned local artist Kearasten Jordan for an original painting to commemorate Juneteenth. Kearasten (they/them) is a Queer Black artist and activist born and raised in Lancaster City.
The painting, to showcase our theme of “Juneteenth: Past, Present and Future,” will be unveiled for the first time at our Juneteenth Cultural Mixer on Sunday, June 19. It will then proudly hang at the Center.
“We needed the past because we are here today and able to hold space only because of those who have trailblazed before us. We are here now and we must live, apply pressure, take the lesson and continue to keep our foot on the pedals as the work is necessary, and we still have a ways to go. As we look to the future, we must prepare now, go without fear, and on the journey make some good trouble. Kearasten’s art embodies all aspects mentioned. It isn’t quiet – it is respectfully put “Black and loud” – an appreciation for the culture, the struggle, and the push for equality and justice on all fronts. We are honored and excited to see the finished product on Juneteenth.” – Joshua Hunter, Director, Crispus Attucks Community Center
Juneteenth T-Shirt Order
On Sunday, June 19, 2022, we celebrated Juneteenth at the Crispus Attucks Community Center! During the event, we unveiled an original painting commissioned to reflect the theme of the evening created by Lancaster artist and activist Kearasten Jordan. This Juneteenth design will be featured on T-Shirts that you can wear proudly.
The cost of the shirt is $25 and all proceeds go to support the Crispus Attucks Community Center. To pay for your shirt, click the button below or CLICK HERE and enter in the note “Juneteenth Tshirt with your size”.
We will send a follow-up email once the shirt is printed and ready for pick up! We appreciate your patience and thank you for your support.
Sincerely, Crispus Attucks
The Crispus Attucks Community Center is proud to debut a video series in honor of Juneteenth that celebrates the connection between trailblazing leaders in Lancaster County, the distinguished community members that are currently following in their footsteps, and the next generation they are inspiring to pursue their dreams.
This project was a collaboration with MAKE/FILMS. MAKE/FILMS is a full-service video production company based in Downtown Lancaster, PA that produces videos for a variety of local, regional, and national clients. Their services include commercials, identity films, scripted films and series, documentaries, and more.
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