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2024 Washington State Juneteenth Celebration

The third annual celebration marking Juneteenth as an official state holiday takes place on the State Capitol Campus in Olympia. Sponsored by BUILD: Blacks United In Leadership and Diversity.


  • Welcoming Remarks
  • “Lift Every Voice and Sing” (Black National Anthem)
  • Greetings / Logistics / Introductions
  • Introduction of Co-Emcees
  • Introduction of Guest Speaker
  • Guest Speaker – Melannie D. Cunningham
  • Introduction of Guest Vocalist
  • Musical Solo
  • Introduction to Guest Poet / Land Acknowledgment and Libation Ceremony
  • Guest Poet – Christian Paige
  • Land Acknowledgment / Libation Ceremony / State of Black History
  • Announcing new BUILD Leadership
  • Juneteenth Remarks
  • Introduction of Keynote Speaker
  • Keynote Speaker – Erin Jones
  • Introduction to Juneteenth Proclamation Reading