It is normal to feel uncertainty, worry or stress because of social distancing, financial strain, distance learning and other life adjustments.

Taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your physical health. Positive wellbeing and looking for the good things in your life can help you stay mentally healthy during the COVID-19 outbreak. Here are some mental health strategies and resources you may find useful at this time.

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Help for Adults

  • Seek information from legitimate sources and limit time you spend on news and social media
  • Take care of yourself first, then you can help others
  • Connect with others daily via phone, text and video chat
  • Get at least 30 minutes of exercise or physical activity every day
  • Do things to help you relax: deep breaths, stretching and meditation, a short walk, reading or listening to music
  • Spend time with your household family in positive ways
  • Get some alone time
  • When it feels like you have too much to do, take small breaks during the day
  • Ask for support, including professional support if needed. Asking for help is a sign of strength; none of us can do this alone.

Juneteenth 2020

Utah Juneteenth 2020 Virtual Celebration

“United In Hope”

June 1-30, 2020 Events

Flag Raising Ceremony
June 1 / Noon
Salt Lake City Corporation

The event will include a brief overview of Juneteenth and its significance in American history and civil rights, prayer for healing and reconciliation, honoring Blacks in the military, and the Utah Holiday.

Lunch & Learn – Black Business Development
June 12 / Noon to 1 p.m.
Virtual Event

Join Zoom Meeting
Zoom ID: 545-542-1144, Passcode: 150306

This Virtual presentation will be presented by members of the Utah Black Chamber of Commerce and the Utah Black Roundtable as we launch our newly created “Juneteenth Entrepreneur Challenge”

Our Town, Our Story: Genealogy & Storytelling
June 15 / 7 p.m.

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Zoom Meeting ID: 916 470 8362

Interactive webinar with Utah Afro-American Historical & Genealogy Society – UAAHGS and Nubian Storytellers of Utah Leadership –NSOUL helping us document and share our Family History & Stories

BOSS: The Black Experience in Business
June 16
6:30 p.m. Discussion
7:30 p.m. Film

Live Stream – Utah Film Center

This film by Peabody & Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, Stanley Nelson seeks to “illuminate, educate and inform by examining over 150 years of African American men and women – from those bound by bondage to moguls at the top of multi-million dollar empires”. We will also hear from local business owners, the Utah Black Chamber, and other business voices.

Flag Raising Ceremony
June 19 / 11:30 a.m.
Salt Lake County Building

Juneteenth Day! The State of Black Utah Town Hall
June 19 / 6 p.m.
Virtual Event 

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“Mind, Body & Spirit: Black Mental Health In the Midst of Crisis” The evening begins with the presentation of our Mr. & Miss Juneteenth followed by a thoughtful conversation to give voice to our youth, young adults and emerging leaders on how they are coping with racism and injustices, for them to share what they want for their future and to obtain tools and resources to support their agenda.

Juneteenth Commemorative Caravan
June 20 / 11 a.m.
10 a.m. lineup at Marshall White Center

Help honor Juneteenth Holiday with a ride through historic Ogden as we share messages of Freedom, Hope, Healing, & Unity.

10:00 a.m. Line up at the historic Marshall White Community Center, 222 28th Street, Ogden, and travel to Wall Avenue past the historic Union Station and onto historic 25th Street and on Washington Blvd. back to the historic Marshall White Center. Ride your cars, trucks, motorcycles, or walk in our 1 st Juneteenth Caravan.

June 20 / 2 to 6 p.m.
Virtual Event: Join Zoom Meeting.
Meeting ID: 916 470 8362

Tune in to Facebook, Instagram, Zoom for our live broadcast of performers including hip hop, R&B, spoken word, dance, drumming, jazz & Gospel!

Excellence in the Community Juneteenth Special Live-stream
8:00-9:00 pm.
Juneteenth Gospel Sunday & Father’s Day Tribute
June 21 / 2 to 6 p.m.

Virtual Event:
Meeting ID: 916 470 8362

Tune in to Facebook, Instagram, Zoom for our Juneteenth Gospel Sunday featuring Minister John Bratton, writer of the Gospel Song of Year, “Every Praise Is To Our God”, Kansas City Songbird Zenobia Smith, local choirs, and


Excellence in the Community Juneteenth Special Live-stream
8:00-9:00 pm.

Due to our current health crisis, we have made the decision to hold a “virtual” Juneteenth Commemoration throughout the month of June.  However, we wanted to be able to provide some of our signature programs including the Mr. & Miss Juneteenth scholarship pageant. Attached, please find the announcement and application. Contestants will be interviewed online and we will present the winners via live streaming!  Our team is working out all the details for this and our other online events.
Keep an eye out for our full schedule of presentations. Our 2020 theme is “Perfecting Unity/United In Hope” and will be exemplified as we work collectively to make it through these challenging times.
Remember that we must stay “socially connected” as we “practice physical distancing”.