Juneteenth Freedom Celebration and Concert
[Prairie Village, Kansas, June 18, 2022] — The Juneteenth Freedom Celebration will take place in Prairie Village on Saturday, June 18th at Harmon Park at 7727 Delmar from 4 PM – 8 PM. The family celebration will feature a poster contest ceremony, Black-owned vendors, coloring sheets, crafts, face painting, and more, a 30-minute program beginning at 5:30 PM with Congresswoman Sharice Davis, Mayor Eric Mikkelson, League of Women Voters, and local high school students, live music from Kansas City’s own, James Ward Band will begin at 6 PM. View the Juneteenth Freedom Celebration Concert Flyer View the "Juneteenth Freedom Celebration Concert [Home]" Press Release
"I Have a Dream [Home]" Action and Celebration Event Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
[Prairie Village, Kansas, February 26, 2022] — As part of our city’s campaign to better know and welcome our diverse neighbors, STAND Up for Black Lives+ Prairie Village, the city of Prairie Village Diversity Committee, Village Church, the Johnson County NAACP, Race Project KC and Shawnee Mission East High School sponsored the “I Have a Dream [Home]” Action and Celebration event honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The program featured Dr. Jacob Wagner, Associate Professor, Director of Urban Studies, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Mayor Eric Mikkelson, Dr. Rodger Nishioka, Dr. George Williams, youth singer Troy Sanders, the Race Project KC Students, and the LINC Mighty Wild Eagles Drill Team and Drumline. PLEASE WATCH the I Have a Dream Home Action and Celebration video on YouTube by clicking this link.
JUNETEENTH Freedom Celebration and Poster Contest
June 2021-As part of our campaign to better know and welcome our neighbors, STAND Up for Black Lives+ Prairie Village partnered with the city of Prairie Village Diversity Committe and the Johnson County NAACP to hold the Juneteenth Freedom Celebration and Poster Contest: “What Juneteenth Freedom Means to America.” This historic event gave students and families an opportunity to learn together about the Juneteenth holiday, create a poster and celebrate together in Prairie Village with free fun family activities at Franklin Park on Saturday, June 19th. As someone with an African American heritage it was one of my most welcoming days in our beautiful city! PLEASE WATCH the KHSB TV-41 Action News coverage video of our Juneteenth Freedom Celebration by clicking the picture or this link.
Black History Month 50-minute Challenge
February 2021-STAND Up for Black Lives+ Prairie Village and the Johnson County NAACP presented Byron Roberson the Diversity in Law Enforcement Award as the first African American Chief of Police in Prairie Village and Johnson County. We are so excited about the progress that continues to be made in Prairie Village! You can hear from Chief Roberson, Mayor Mikkelson and others by taking the Black History Month 50-minute challenge to know your neighbor better and celebrate their successes. PLEASE WATCH the Black History Month Celebration video by clicking the picture or this link.