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Mayor Jerry L. Demings’ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Initiative Announces Juneteenth Celebration

June 16, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.
Front Lawn of the Orange County Administration Building

Mayor Demings' SealWHAT: Residents are invited to join Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and the Orange County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Initiative for a celebration recognizing the Juneteenth Independence Day – June 19, 1865. This is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.

On June 16th, Orange County will celebrate freedom, equality and progress in Central Florida and across the globe. This in itself is what Juneteenth Independence Day is all about. Through collaboration and inclusion, Orange County is creating a community culture that works for everyone.

There will be live entertainment, free give-a-ways, and food trucks to celebrate the occasion.

WHO: The Juneteenth Celebration will be co-hosted and moderated by radio personality Monica May of STAR 94.5 FM and Lisa Bachman who serves as the MLK Initiative Co-Chairs.

WHEN: June 16, 2022
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Location: Orange County Administration Building – Front Lawn
201 S. Rosalind Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32801

MORE INFO: While Juneteenth recognizes the freedom of African Americans, it also promotes continuous self-development and respect for all cultures and ethnicities. This commemoration has begun to take on a more national, symbolic, and even global perspective. The events of 1865 will never be forgotten. Embracing cultural differences breeds a sense of growth and cohesiveness.

For more information, please contact Ronda Robinson, Special Assistant to Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings at:

To learn more information about the Orange County Mayor’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Iniative, please visit to

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