Juneteenth Virtual/In-Person Celebration (Day 2 of 2): RACIAL INEQUITIES: SOCIAL JUSTICE AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM Event – Jackson

June 18, 2021 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm


While the names of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor are well known after this past year, sadly these incidents are not new. Local law enforcement and community leaders will discuss racial inequities and calls for social justice and criminal justice reform.

Date: Friday, June 18, 2021
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Doors open at 10 a.m.

• Daniel Mahoney, Jackson County Commissioner
• John Willis, Chief Equity Officer, City of Jackson

• Hakim Crampton, Director of AMEN 4 Youth
• Derek Dobies, Jackson City Mayor
• Pastor James Hines, Lily Missionary Baptist Church
• Elmer Hitt, Chief of Police
• Jerry Jarzynka, Jackson County Prosecutor
• Mike Jester, Blackman-Leoni Township Director
of Public Safety
• George Lyons, Attorney at Law
• Jazmyn Ragland, Jackson College Graduate &
U of M Dental Student
• Gary Schuette, Jackson County Sheriff
• H. James (Jamie) White, Attorney, White Law PLL




Typically, the Juneteenth Celebration is a yearly event held in beautiful Downtown Jackson Michigan every 3rd Saturday​ in June. It recognizes Michigan’s state Juneteenth holiday which honors the singing and implementation of the 1863 emancipation proclamation and also commemorates the time two years later when all American Citizens were truly freed by presidential executive order.

This multicultural event is filled with history, food, education song, dance and good old fun for all ages. And it manages to showcase our city’s strong commitment and continued effort to live and work together to honor our past, embrace our present and strive for a better future. Follow the Jackson Juneteenth Page HERE.


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