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2021 Juneteenth Freedom Day with Our NERDS RULE INC. San Gabriel Valley Community Partners

The San Gabriel Valley has long been facing health inequities in the black community. Specifically, African American/Black infant and maternal health is a concern in that public health statistics show a disparity in low-birth weight and pre-term births in the San Gabriel Valley. Toxic stress is part of the problem, along with institutionalized racism and implicit bias as the root causes.

Please join the Therapeutic Play Foundation, San Gabriel Valley African American Infant and Maternal Mortality (AAIMM) Community Action Team and the Black Mental Health Task Force in convening to celebrate freedom, bring awareness of the history behind this special day and unite on this Juneteenth.

Come celebrate the launch of the Empowering Black & African American Families Conversation Series with us!

This is a FREE event for the whole family.

RSVP'ing here confirms you will receive a Juneteenth shirt and will be in the Freedom Day Walk. However, due to the incline in the walking route and a small, few feet section of dirt/small rocks, it may not be accessible to everyone while the resource fair, giveaways and festivities are accessible to all. Please be sure to respond during the registration process if you will be attending the walk or only registering for the Juneteenth shirt and festivities.

Please note: There are 6 questions at the end of the registration process that are not required to complete registration but will help us address community interest and tailor future community discussion events.

Schedule of Events

9:00AM: Check-In Registration for people walking (goodie bag included with Juneteenth T-Shirt)

9:30AM: Walk Begins (Be inspired!) Freedom Day Walk Hosted by the SGV AAIMM Community Action Team

10:15AM - 10:30AM: Walk Ends

10:30AM: Resource Fair Opens - Hosted by Therapeutic Play Foundation, Black Mental Health Task Force and Department of Mental Health ( NOTE: Be on the lookout for Baby items and other giveaways at the SGV AAIMM Community Action Team table and boxed food items by Shared Harvest | myCovidMD™.)

11:00AM: Welcome and kick-off of mental health panels and entertainment at the stage

2:00PM: All performances conclude and resource fair closes

Live Entertainment

Join JJ Fad and DJ Arabian Prince that will keep the celebration going

Additional entertainment coming and will be updated


Get a free swag bag with registration brought to you by the SGV AAIMM Community Action Team and partners

Get free items at the resource tables operated by various partners and service providers

Get free baby items and family items brought to you by the SGV AAIMM Community Action Team and partners

Food donated by Shared Harvest | myCovidMD™

Community Discussions

15 minute panel conversations with Q and A:

Toxic Stress and its impact on Black Mamas and Babies

Peer Mental Health Needs in the Black community, Bringing Awareness and Resources

Reflection on the Black Community and our relationship to Law Enforcement

Reflection on Domestic Violence in Black Families


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