The MTA held its first Juneteenth celebration in 2022. Hosted by the Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee, MTA members and their families gathered to mark the holiday and reflect on the historical meaning of the event. The federal holiday marks the day when Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865 — two months after the surrender of Confederate forces in the Civil War — and told Black people who had been enslaved that they were free.
MTA members and their families are invited to first-ever Juneteenth event
WHAT: Juneteenth Celebration
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, June 19
WHERE: OUTSIDE at the soccer field at Quinsigamond Community College, 670 West Boylston St., Worcester
Join the MTA’s Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee and MTA members and their families for our first Juneteenth celebration on Sunday, June 19 at the soccer field at Quinsigamond Community College* in Worcester. The day's events will include a BBQ, games, activities, a DJ and a commemoration of this important day in history. Because it’s also Father’s Day, we’re also planning a special way to thank dads and father figures who attend. Registration is now open!
The day's events will include:
- Organized games and activities
- Arts and crafts for kids!
- Edutainment by OurStory
- Special guest speaker Sha-Asia Medina, director of The Village in Worcester
- Free food
- Musical entertainment by DJ Chuck Chillin
- Special recognition for Fathers and Father Figures