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.

Join Zoom Meeting
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 

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83210036617
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/264881424589865/

“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. https://weber.zoom.us/j/9164708362
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: https://weber.zoom.us/j/9164708362
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”.

Juneteenth 2019

Parade Google Form:


Payment Options for Booths:


Make the check to “Project Success Coalition” and mail it to
Project Success Coalition, Inc.
P.O. Box 151003
Ogden, UT 84415


Go to your venmo app and search for Betty Sawyer.
Juneteenth 2018

Juneteenth 2018

Juneteenth Meeting Call-in Number

Phone call-in number:    1(415)655-0002 (US Toll Number)
Meeting number/Access Code:   800 082 110

Thank you to our sponsors

KUER Radio
KRCC Radio
Salt Lake County Mayors
Salt Lake City
Nsould Storytellers
African American Chamber of Commerce
Zion’s Bank
Golden West Credit Union
Excellence in the Community

Juneteenth 2017

Juneteenth 2017

June 16-18th will be the 28th Annual Utah Juneteenth Festival and Holiday Celebration.  The theme is “The Power of Now” and will include our State of Black Utah Town Hall Meeting on Friday, June 16th at 6:30; Saturday, June 17th we will be at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center in West Valley; and Sunday, June 18th at the Ogden City Amphitheater.  We are now accepting applications for performers and vendors.
June 9th will be our Mr. & Miss Juneteenth Pageant and Essay Contest.

Juneteenth 2016

Juneteenth 2016


Utah Education Network has developed a website for
our newly created Juneteenth Holiday.

H.B. 338 Juneteenth Holiday Observance was passed during the 2016 Utah legislative session.
If you did not know, Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States and H.B. 338 states that Juneteenth Freedom Day shall be commemorated annually in Utah on the third Saturday in June.  (June 18, 2016)
In support of this bill, the Utah Education Network developed a Juneteenth Freedom Day webpage.
You can find a link to this page on our handy dandy Resources for K-12 Education page: http://www.uen.org/k12educator/uenresources.php


 27th Juneteenth Utah Festival

June 17-18,  2016


Juneteenth Performance Contract
Corporate Booth Application
Community Vendor Application

Scholarship Pageant Information Sheet
Pageant Application Form

Online Forms

Juneteenth Performance Demo Submission
Juneteenth Community Vendor Application
Juneteenth Corporate Booth Form

Juneteenth information links


For more information please contact :

Project Success Coalition, Inc.
P.O. Box 151003
Ogden, UT 84415

Phone: 801-394-0924

Fax: 801-399-4577

Betty Sawyer
Email : projectsuccessinc1@gmail.com

2016 Juneteenth Mr. and Ms. Juneteenth Scholarship Pageant


The pageant application process runs April 1st through June 1st.
Our 2016 Juneteenth Freedom and Heritage Festival will be held on June 17-18 at Weber State University, from noon until 9:00 p.m. each day.
We look forward to having you join us for this important community celebration. The pageant is open to high school 11th & 12th grade students throughout Utah.
We extend a special thanks to Daryl and Nikki Davis for co-sponsoring the monetary scholarships for this year’s pageant!


For information contact: Project Success at 801-394-0924  projectsuccessinc1@gmail.com or brenda_burrell@msn.com
Dr. Brenda Burrell , Pageant Chairperson

5:45am 1.5 min segment: General Introduction with the name of person we are talking to: Betty Sawyer, director


6:15am 2.5 min segment:
Activity: New Juneteenth Day Holiday Bill & Food with Tricia’s Dishes
Name of person we are talking to: Rep. Sandra Hollins & Patricia Felton


6:45am 2.5 min segment:

Activity: Fun Games & Activities
Name of person we are talking to:  Kelly Boyce, WSU Campus Recreation



7:15am 1.5 min segment:
Activity: Harambee Tobacco & Health,  Family Fun & Fitness Program
Name of person we are talking to: Ikwo Frank, Tobacco Youth Council



7:45am 2.5 min segment:
Activity: Gospel Music
Name of person we are talking to: Montenna Porter


8:15am 1.5 min segment:
Activity: Juneteenth Flag Presentation (Flag Day)
Name of person we are talking to: Betty Sawyer


8:45am 1.5 min segment:
Activity: Rap/Hip Hop
Name of person we are talking to: Shard Marley