On Friday, as part of a partnership between Space 2 Create Founder Talia Young and West Orange Councilwoman Tammy Williams, “JuneTee,” an all-day Juneteenth event will be held at Rock Spring Golf Club in West Orange.
The event, which kicks off at 9 a.m., brings West Orange and Essex County community and business leaders together to celebrate Black creatives, entrepreneurs and leaders in Essex County.
JuneTee will feature a keynote address by Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver, along with additional speakers, performances, panel discussions and interactive breakouts to celebrate leaders and economic empowerment in the largest Black constituency in New Jersey.
“One does not need to look very hard to understand the economic contributions on Black consumers and entrepreneurs in Essex County and the country,” said Young, who also serves as CEO for Space 2 Create. “We are Black consumers and business leaders being included in the decision-making conversations across the country for the first time – and we are optimistic about the change that will provoke. JuneTee is here to honor that very idea: that harnesses the power of Black constituents and shows businesses how they can engage with Black consumers. Space 2 Create fully intends to help expand our influence as Black people and help make New Jersey a better place for us to thrive economically.”
“With the largest Black American constituency in New Jersey, and over 200,000 registered Black-owned businesses in the state, this inaugural Juneteenth event will shatter traditional understandings of the Black entrepreneurs and their consumers, and unveil the raw, authentic enthusiasm and support that we as a community provide each other,” said Williams. “Community members, entrepreneurs and leaders will gain valuable insights from young thought leaders, business owners and influencers about how they can continue to bring change to their communities. How to best show up for the most powerful consumers to date, not just in pretty rhetoric; through tangible, concrete action.”
The event will culminate with a fireworks show at 9 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.