Town Administrator Mel Kleckner is pleased to announce that the Town of Brookline hosted a successful Freedom March and Juneteenth Celebration earlier this month.
On Sunday, June 19, 2022, more than 100 community members joined a Freedom March, which started at the Florida Ruffin Ridley School and ended at the Brookline Avenue Playground. In attendance were residents, community members, as well as Town employees from various departments, including the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations, the Brookline Police and Fire Departments, Brookline Recreation, and more.
Upon arrival at the playground, attendees celebrated with food, entertainment, games, crafts, raffles, and music by DJ Money Greene.
“Thank you to all who made this event possible, as well as everyone who came out to celebrate this important holiday. The turnout was fantastic and nearly double what we saw last year,” Town Administrator Kleckner said. “The Town of Brookline looks forward to continuing and expanding its celebration of Juneteenth in the years to come.”
The Town would like to thank Juneteenth Working Group members Yolande Funderburg-Sealy, Kalymba Clark, Tamu Jackson, Karen Ambrose, Arthur Conquest, Adeniyi Ijanusi, Samuel Pierce and Donelle S O’Neal, for bringing this event to fruition.