Events in our community
Updated: 23 hours ago
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Below is a list of some of our allies' events.
Pride Month events before June 10th.
(keep scrolling for Pride Month events later in the month)
June 9th: Duval Folx: Dance Party at Cummer Museum
Cummer Museum & Gardens | Riverside
Duval Folx, the inclusive dance party founded by Jacksonville-bred singer-rapper-DJ-activist Geexella, is back for a revelrous night of dancing under the branches of the Great Cummer Oak in celebration of Pride. For five years now, Geexella and company have been creating safe spaces for BIPOC and LGBTQIA youth through pop-up dance parties at area venues. The evening’s festivities include performances by Nick Fresh, Geexella and Sib in the gardens of the Cummer. The event runs from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.tonight. It’s free to attend. RSVP here.
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Pride Month is about community, love and support. Florida residents are encouraged to stand against discrimination and reject violence toward LGBTQ+ individuals. If you are looking to celebrate the month, check out these events happening around Northeast Florida: (events in order by date):
Join the Sierra Club Saturday June 10th
at Genung's Fish Camp for a program they're calling
"Saving Florida Waters from Plastic Pollution".
It begins at 10 am.
Forward about the event:
Come to this stunning location on the water to hear Captain Adam Morley speak on how plastic trash and pollution damage our waterways and marine life. Captain Morley passionately works to bring awareness advocating policies that protect the state's wildlife, waters and ecosystems. Learn what you can do to offset plastic pollution and make changes in state and local policies to protect Florida waters. Stay, appreciate and relax afterwards at one of St. Augustine’s premier locations, Genung's Fish Camp, and discover why we work so diligently to protect these areas.
Speaker Bio: Captain Adam Morley, a lifelong resident of St. Johns County and District Director for Florida Wildlife Foundation is extremely involved in organizations that promote quality of life and protect wildlife. Captain Morley's tireless efforts to protect the environment have earned him numerous accolades, including “North Florida’s next generation of Environmental Leaders” – Public Trust Law, “Anastasia Island Environmental Stewardship Award” – City of St. Augustine Beach 2019, “2017 Green Living award” – Florida Wildlife Federation, and voted St. Augustine’s “Best Environmental activist” by readers of Folio Weekly two years in a row.
From Jacksonville: Take 95 South to exit 305 toward Crescent Beach. Keep left at the fork and follow signs for Mantanzas /Crescent Bch/ Marineland. Merge on 206 E. Turn right on Ave D. Turn right on Middleton Ave Turn Right on Cubbedge Rd. turn left in 150 feet.
From St. Augustine: Take A1A South go over Bridge of Lions. Turn right on FL 206 W .
Turn right on Ave D. Turn right on Middleton Ave Turn Right on Cubbedge Rd. turn left in 150 feet
Pride events June 10th and 11th
(keep scrolling for Pride Month events later in the month)
June 11th: Pride T-Dance at Eclipse
June 10: Fernandina Beach Pride Parade, 9:30am to 3pm.
Join Moms Demand Action
June 11, 2023 | 4:00PM St. Philip Neri Ecumenical Church 9050 Cypress Green Dr Ste 301 Jacksonville, FL 32256 June 12th marks seven years since the tragedy at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, which stole the lives of 49 people. We will gather to remember and honor the victims, survivors, and all whose lives are forever changed. Register HERE
The Florida Healthy Youth Alliance (FHYA) invites you to join us for a 1-hour zoom call to provide an update and clarification on the FL Board of Education recent rule change and new FL laws that will affect classroom based sexual health education policy, curriculum, and implementation.
We are hosting two zoom meetings on Wednesday, June 14th from 12 – 1 pm and 7 - 8 pm. Please note that both sessions will cover the same information; we want to ensure timing is not an obstacle for folks to participate. We encourage you to share these info sessions with your networks and anyone who is invested in ensuring students have access to Sexual Health Education in FL schools! Register HERE
Pride events for Pride Month after June 14th
June 17th: LGBTQ Jax History Bike Tour
June 17: Pride Parade down St George St, meet at plaza for speakers (9:30-noon)
June 24: Bar night at Barley Republic, 7p to close
The 5th Annual Juneteenth Freedom Walk
8th and North Davis Street
starting at 10:00 AM
Saturday, June 17, 2023.
Assembly for the Freedom Walk Parade is 8:00 AM to 9:45 AM. We will proceed south on N. Davis Street to the Ritz Theatre located at 829 N. Davis Street. Our 11th Annual Juneteenth Family-friendly festival will begin at the conclusion of the Freedom Walk Parade. You are strongly encouraged to participate in this parade celebration of the 158th year of African American Emancipation. Miss Juneteenth in Jacksonville will be the Queen of the Freedom Walk Parade with her entourage and presence at The Ritz Theatre and Museum.
Walk the Bridges with the St. Johns Riverkeeper
Saturday, June 17 at 8:30 a.m.
Fuller Warren Bridge Shared-Use Path
Walk the Bridges with St. Johns Riverkeeper’s executive director, Jimmy Orth! Check out the newly opened Fuller Warren Bridge Shared-Use Path, better known locally as “The SUP,” with expert commentary and an unmatched view of the St. Johns River between the Riverside and San Marco neighborhoods of Jacksonville. We’ll then traipse along Jacksonville’s Riverwalk and traverse the Acosta Bridge
The Duval Chapter of FRRC
Monthly community walk.
Saturday June 17
Staging area will be at the Man Cave Barbershop, 826 A. Philip Randolph Blvd. Jacksonville, Florida 32206. All canvassers are asked to be at the staging site at 9:15 am, we will begin the walk promptly at 10am until 12 noon. Please wear your FRRC shirt, but if you do not have a shirt, please wear a blue or red shii instead. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Margaret Gregory at the contact information below:
Margaret Gregory (Chapter Leader)
Find the link to register on this website:
This is about the event mentioned in the graphic above:
Like many of you, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) has followed the actions that Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis and other conservative lawmakers have taken against teaching Black History and the histories of other historically marginalized communities. We have especially followed the actions taken by DeSantis and the Florida Board of Education on the AP African American Studies course as well as the legislation passed against “woke” curricula in the state. Please see our statement about these actions on our website at www.asalh.org. (“ASALH’s Response to Gov. DeSantis and the African American Studies AP Censorship”). While we have been alarmed by these actions, we see it as an opportunity to defend the teaching of Black History in the state and to support the citizens, teachers and scholars who are on the front line against the laws that hinder the teaching of the truth in the state. So, ASALH is going to Jacksonville, Florida for its annual conference on September 20-24, 2023. We are going to Florida to make a point: that we will follow our mission to promote the study of African American life and history and to demonstrate that we will not be intimidated by the policies of Governor DeSantis and the Florida legislature. ASALH members will converge in Florida to support the educators and scholars who are teaching or want to teach Black History, to buy from Black-owned businesses and vendors who come to the conference, and to provide space for networking and community. Our campaign for promoting Black History will start in the spring of this year. ASALH will hold a series of workshops about teaching Black History and why it is necessary to present the truth to our children. As a part of ASALH’s Social Justice Initiative, in partnership with Howard University and the Andrew Mellon Foundation, ASALH will also develop and publish a toolkit for teachers tentatively entitled “How to Teach Black History.” When we arrive in Jacksonville in September, we plan to open the conference with a session on the topic of how to challenge draconian laws and to continue to teach the truth about the African American experience. Throughout the conference many of the sessions will focus on teaching Black History and empowering those who want to learn about Black Americans’ contributions, challenges, and successes. Additionally, ASALH plans to provide learning resources for teachers and community members on the pedagogy and content for teaching the African American experience. As an organization that has confronted the denial and neglect of African American history throughout our nation’s history, we have always asked ourselves the question: “what would Carter G. Woodson (ASALH’s founder) do under these circumstances?” Based on our knowledge and understanding of his goal when he started the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in 1915, we know that he would go to Florida to take on the challenge to the teaching of Black History. Thus, we will do the same. In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ASALH is going to Florida “because injustice is there, and injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” So, ASALH is going to Florida with a purpose, and we invite all persons interested in sharing their scholarship, expertise and interest in the field of African American history and culture to join us.
For more information: https://asalh.org/conference/
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