Monterey Bay Black Folks Event Calendar
Week of Thu June 18th through Sun June 21th, 2020
About the Monterey Bay Black Folks Event Calendar

The purpose of the Monterey Bay Black Folks Event Calendar is to connect the Black Community of CSU Monterey Bay with the local Black Communities of the Greater Monterey Bay Area. The Calendar is edited by Steven Goings, MSW and is entirely voluntary and looking for institutional support. To submit an event for possible inclusion, please send to The plan is to send out the Calendar every Monday at 9 AM for those who wish to receive it. The deadline for Monday submissions is midnight of the previous Thursday.
History of Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19 th that the Union soldiers,... Click Here to Continue Reading from

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Black Lives Matter Protest
18 June 2020
Protest 5PM
Discussion 6PM
Corner of Obama Way/Fremont in Seaside, CA

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Join the NAACP on Fri., June 19, from 1-3 pm, for a special Black Family Reunion event as they honor the lives lost this year, uplift the collective movement for civil rights, and celebrate being Black..
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. It celebrates June 19, 1865 the day enslaved in Texas were told that the Civil War had ended.....two and a half years after President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.

Juneteenth Funeral for Racism

Sat June 20, 2020
Devendorf Park -- Corner of Junipero Ave and Ocean Ave

Arts, Culture and Lawn Party/Picnic
Live Stream at 3pm

For more info, check out this video promo

Raising an Anti-Racist Baby

How do we talk to children about the harsh complexities of racism and systemic injustice?

How can we make sure that they feel empowered to change society as they grow?

On Thurs, June 18, at 10 am, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, New York Times bestselling author and a leading voice on racial justice in America, will discuss his newest work, a children’s book titled Antiracist Baby.
This conversation will be moderated by Julie Lythcott-Haims, of Real American, a book about growing up Black and biracial in white spaces. Together, they will explain how we can help future generations understand the true meaning of equality and also give them the tools necessary to fight for it.

Re-imagine Justice, Education and Spirit

Remember to imagine and craft the worlds you cannot live without, just as you dismantle the worlds you cannot live within. -Ruha Benjamin

On Thurs., June 18, from noon to 1:30pm , join poet Theodore Richards and visionary educator Ramon Parish for a conversation entitled, Re-Imagine: Justice, Education & Spirit

As we navigate and respond to anti-black racism, systemic oppression, economic uncertainty, and the Covid-19 upheavals to our lives, it is clear that the old stories and systems are dying and making way for what comes next.

We are being called to re-imagine our society: from pathways to racial justice and beloved community, to how we educate and initiate young people into their gifts for our culture, to our human cosmology and place in the sacredness of Life.

It is LGBTQ Pride Month!

What do you get when you cross Black Folks with LGBTQ+ Pride? Black Queer Town Hall of course! Check out this YouTube description of the event:

LGBTQ Month Profile Link:


... Patrisse Khan-Cullors is an artist, organizer, and freedom fighter from Los Angeles, CA. Co-founder of Black Lives Matter, and Founder of Dignity and Power Now she is a New York Times Best Selling Author, Fulbright scholar, popular public speaker, and Sydney Peace Prize awardee. Patrisse recently toured her multimedia performance art piece, "POWER: From the Mouths of the Occupied," a gripping performance piece highlighting the impact of mass criminalization and state violence in Black communities across the United States.

Click here for link to the Black Lives Matter Co-founders page
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