Fort Worth, Texas Apr 10, 2023 (Issuewire.com) – Unity Unlimited, Inc is excited about its annual JuneteenthFTW celebration and events from June 1 – July 1, 2023. The signature event is Opal’s Walk for Freedom LIVE, taking place from Fort Worth’s Historic Southside on Monday, June 19th, featuring the legendary 96-year-old ‘Grandmother of Juneteenth’ Dr. Opal Lee. The title sponsor comes with the prestige of presenting Opal’s Walk Live. Sponsorship of this event will allow the world to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Lee, who, at age 89, began her walking campaign for national Juneteenth observance and in 2021 at age 94 witnessed President Joe Biden sign legislation that made Juneteenth a federal holiday.
“We are thrilled to present the annual JuneteenthFTW celebration, which due to my grandmother’s (Dr. Opal Lee) consistent efforts, has become a staple in the community,” says Dione Sims, Executive Director of Unity Unlimited, Inc. “This year’s celebration is especially significant as we build on a legacy of unity and collaboration to help heal America through the national recognition of Juneteenth as a federal holiday. We invite everyone to join us in celebrating this important time in history.”
The celebration kicks off on June 2nd with an Ecumenical Breakfast of Prayer Service that unites us in prayer to celebrate the unity it took to gain freedom. The Miss JuneteenthDFW Pageant will follow on June 3rd at the University of Texas-Arlington Rosebud Theater. The title of National Miss Juneteenth was won by the reigning Miss JuneteenthDFW Queen Madison Corzine. Delegates showcase their abilities while competing for scholarships to further their education at this pageant. The organization believes in facilitating opportunities for the youth, and with the fine arts workshop Your Voice Unleashed, they provide tools for success in today’s challenging times. The National Art Competition and Exhibition is a call out for artists of all ages to depict what Juneteenth means to them. On June 24th, the Empowering You job, college, financial and health fair will include successful entrepreneurs and CEOs delivering insightful lectures and sharing impactful knowledge on boosting careers and businesses.
Juneteenth celebrations are most known for food and the organization doesn’t disappoint in that regard. By hosting the Freedom First BBQ Cook-Off where contestants will compete for bragging rights and the winners will be announced at the Taste of Juneteenth Food Festival, communities are encouraged to connect and network while enjoying a plethora of food vendors and live cooking demonstrations that explore cuisines of the African diaspora.
Unity Unlimited, Inc. invites brands and businesses from all over the world to get involved in these historical events. There are exclusive sponsorship packages that include benefits of brand visibility on promotional material, VIP passes to all events, TV, and radio recognition, and a social media and website strategy that highlights the partnership.
About Unity Unlimited, Inc.
Unity Unlimited, Inc. is a nonprofit organization providing education and helping to build connections among communities. They also offer resources and tools for all community members to help them improve their skills and become better citizens.
Note to Editors
The Annual Juneteenth Celebration in Fort Worth has existed for over 45 year
On June 17, 2021, Juneteenth was recognized as an American federal holiday
In total, over 300,000 people have attended previous festivals and events.
JuneteenthFTW’s past event sponsors include Heal America, Fenty, JC Penny’s, Meta, Tarrant Regional Water District, Visit Fort Worth, Dallas Mavericks, Sid Richardson Foundation, and many others
For more information, visit www.juneteenthftw.com.
Unity Unlimited, Inc. / Ms.Opal Lee
Source :Unity Unlimited,INC.
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