The Sterling Heights African American Coalition will host a much-anticipated Juneteenth Celebration on Friday, June 17 from 5-9 p.m. at the Dodge Park Farmers Market Pavilion, 40620 Utica Road. The public is encouraged to attend this free event.
The 2022 Juneteenth Celebration will feature 20 educational tables and displays from area businesses, groups, organizations as well as entertainment including live music, a DJ, a special Juneteenth poetry reading, dance performance, a martial arts demonstration and more. Food will be available for purchase from JJ’s Fish and Shrimp as well as Serving Time Food and Catering, plus desserts from Nothing Bundt Cakes. Overflow parking will be available next door at the Sterling Heights Senior Center.
“We are looking forward to celebrating this important holiday and bringing it to the city of Sterling Heights,” said AeYanna Yett, chairperson for the Sterling Heights African American Coalition Steering Committee. “We have a vision of creating a community where African Americans belong, guided by core values of equity, inclusion, representation, education and accountability. We hope this event will help highlight that sense of belonging for all African American residents in Sterling Heights.”
The list of participating organizations and entertainment groups includes:
Amada Senior Care of Sterling Heights
Amour Women LLC
Anton Art Center
Daryl Beebe and The KAMP
DJ Kevin (DJK Enterprise)
Jabari’s Martial Arts
Macomb Alumnae Chapter – Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Motor City Dance Factory
Organic Natural Elements / Hello Beauty
Overstuffed Closet Boutique
Rebel Naturals LLC
Real Estate One
Sterling Heights African American Coalition
Sterling Heights Police Department Community Outreach and Resident Engagement (CORE)
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority – Sigma Pi Zeta Chapter
The Sterling Heights African American Coalition was formed in 2020. Its mission is to create unwavering advocacy for a culture of belonging and inclusion for African Americans in every facet of Sterling Heights. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sterling Heights Community Relations at (586) 446-2470.