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Partner Event: Juneteenth at Rondo Commemorative Plaza

June 19, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Juneteenth in Rondo

Monday, June 19, 2023
Noon-5:00 pm
Rondo Commemorative Plaza
820 Concordia Ave, St. Paul, MN

Organized by the Rondo Center of Diverse Expressions (RCODE).

The 3rd Annual Juneteenth Observance activities include entertainment, food trucks, and information for job applicants or those seeking additional information on skilled training opportunities starts at 12:00 PM and ends at 5:00 PM. A formal Juneteenth observance and program featuring speakers, awards, and keynote address begins at 3:00 – 4:00 PM.

RCODE reveres Juneteenth as a celebration of the human spirit, respect and the hope for better days ahead and its fundamental pillar of freedom to work with the expectation to be paid. To highlight the connection between labor and Juneteenth, we invite employers who have semi and skilled labor openings for individuals between the ages of 18-26 and who will agree to apply our criteria for meaningful employment to participate in the job fair. We will distribute their information at our celebration on June 19th, with the goal to connect 20 or more individuals with solid leads for jobs along with five individuals applying for admission to St. Paul College for skilled training.

Dr. Marvin Dunn, Department Chair and Professor of Psychology Emeritus at Florida International University and Founder of the Dr. Marvin Dunn Academy for Community Education will deliver the Keynote Address. Other speakers will be announced at the start of the program.

Stop by the RCHS booth to see learn about the many Rondo histories published in our Ramsey County History magazine, and meet authors Frank White, Nieeta Presley, and others!

The entire community is invited to attend and this unique occasion and celebrate Juneteenth with family and friends and the City of St. Paul, especially those interested in gainful employment opportunities.

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Marvin Dunn is one of the most forceful voices on race relations in the United States. He was a naval officer, commander, and founding Chair of the Department of Psychology at FIU. He is the author of five books, hundreds of newspaper lead stories and journal articles, producer of two documentary films, lecturer, husband, father and proud graduate of Morehouse College. His views on racial and ethnic relations in Florida and the U.S. have been widely published and broadcast on the major news outlets.


June 19, 2023
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Rondo Commemorative Plaza
820 Concordia Ave
Saint Paul, MN
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