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CELEBRATE JUSTICE
Kennedy Heights is proud of its history as an intentionally integrated community. Don't miss these upcoming opportunities to join neighbors and celebrate equality and justice. 
BE SEEN. BE HEARD. 
BLACK EYED SUSANS FOR JUSTICE
Black-eyed Susans are a symbol for JUSTICE in floriography, the coded language of flowers. Its ray florets droop down after blooming, exposing the wonderful dark-brown center disk. In a poetically apt way, the golden petals give light to the dark center as the light of justice brings the dark side of our souls to the surface. Black-eyed Susans are also dependable flowers that pop back up every year, emphasizing the way justice will prevail.

We invite community members, artists, kids, parents, grandparents, EVERYONE to make a Black-eyed Susan flower and plant it in the front lawn at Kennedy Heights Arts Center. 

Pick up a free flower-making kit (weather-resistant materials and instructions) on the front porch of the Arts Center, 6546 Montgomery Rd, starting Thursday, June 18 at 9am, and make it at home.

On Saturday, June 20 between 10-11 am, we invite everyone to bring their flowers (or just yourself) to the Arts Center mansion, and help us plant a garden for justice. Pre-made flowers will also be available for planting.

Then, we will walk to the KHAC Lindner Annex (next door) to host a peaceful protest against systemic racial injustice in our nation. We encourage you to bring signs.

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JUNETEENTH
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Cel-Liberation Day, is an American holiday celebrated annually on June 19. It commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union general Gordon Granger read federal orders in Galveston, Texas, that all previously enslaved people in Texas were free. 

This year will mark the 33rd Juneteenth celebration in Cincinnati. Usually held in Eden Park, this year most events will be held virtually. Check out these events and resources from Juneteenth Cincinnati:
And, starting Thursday June 18, join a virtual discussion about how we move forward after the most recent bout of civil unrest. Each discussion will feature four people: A police officer, a city official, a protestor, and a moderator. Learn more about the discussions.
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