Celebrating Juneteenth 2022

Child Care Action Council is proud to honor Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865, over two years after President Abraham Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous day, which is now an official Washington state and federal holiday,  is also called Emancipation Day, Jubilee Day, Freedom Day, and Liberation Day.  Honoring Juneteenth is one step towards the recognition of our country’s past and the long overdue reckoning of the systemic inequities that still exist today. It is imperative that we acknowledge and educate ourselves about our country’s history so that we can work together in pursuit of equity and justice, within our organizations, our families, and our communities.

We encourage you to learn more about the history of Juneteenth and its significance. Below are local events and resources to explore. We will update this page as we learn of more community events celebrating Juneteenth.


Centralia Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom

Leadership Thurston County Juneteenth Workshop

Love Local Lacey Presents We Are Better Together

Olympia Juneteenth Celebration of Liberty and Freedom

Northwest African American Museum’s Juneteenth Week: Celebrating Black Freedom


The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth (National Museum of African American History and Culture)

National Museum of African American History and Culture Kids: Understanding and Celebrating Juneteenth

9 Books About Juneteenth We Recommend for Parents and Their Kids (Age of Learning)

10 Books to Celebrate Juneteenth No Matter Your Age (Blackish & Bookish)

15 Juneteenth Celebration Ideas for Work in 2022 (teambuilding.com)