Juneteenth 2023

Thank you for celebrating & honoring Juneteenth with Habitat Chesapeake

Celebrate Juneteenth this year! Check out the links below for activities, events, and educational resources. 

The Intergenerational Racial Wealth Gap and Housing Equity

  • Friday June 2, 10:30am – 12:00pm PDT / 1:30pm – 3:00pm EDT
  • In June of 2023 Habitat for Humanity celebrates the one-year anniversary of our Advancing Black Homeownership Initiative. Please join us for a virtual panel and discussion on the intergenerational racial wealth gap and housing equity. The panel will be moderated by John A. Powell, an internationally recognized expert in the areas of civil rights, civil liberties, structural racism, housing, poverty, and democracy, who is also the Director of the Othering & Belonging Institute at the University of California, Berkeley. Panelists include Thomas Shapiro , Professor of Law and Social Policy at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University and author of “Black Wealth/White Wealth”, Jennifer Molinsky Director of Housing an Aging Society Program at Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, and Brianna Bogan Legal Director of the Center for Heirs Property Preservation.
  • https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/0e15845b-d793-4f8d-bd52-f391005a50ef@f8b64cf5-1617-4589-8e02-d3a56ee0792a

Celebrate Advancing Black Homeownership initiative’s first anniversary – Juneteenth celebration hosted by BEST ERG

  • Friday, June 16, 9:00am – 10:30am PDT / 12:00pm – 1:30pm EDT
  • Join HFHI’s Black Employee Success Team employee resource group—also known as BEST—for a virtual event celebrating Juneteenth and the one-year anniversary of our Advancing Black Homeownership initiative. All Habitat for Humanity International employees and employees of local Habitat organizations are invited to join. The commemorative celebration will feature talent acts that commemorate Juneteenth and reflect on the 2023 theme: Resistance through knowledge. Event participants will also learn exciting updates as we celebrate the one-year anniversary of our Advancing Black Homeownership Initiative.
  • Click here to join. 

Breaking Barriers: How Habitat affiliates are creatively tackling system level issues that impact Black homeowners

  • Tuesday, July 11, 11:00am – 12:00pm PDT / 2:00pm – 3:00pm EDT
  • Habitat Innovates is a series of high-impact events which highlight cutting-edge ideas, innovation and creativity in the affiliate network. This installment of our Habitat Innovates events will focus on innovation around Advancing Black Homeownership and how creative thinking about root causes of systemic issues have fueled an even greater impact. This event will be held on July 11 at 2 p.m. EDT. The fast-paced, PechaKucha style event will feature three affiliate innovations designed to inspire and inform, alongside program updates from Habitat for Humanity International staff members. These are real stories of how affiliates have responded in unique ways to their local housing challenge.
  • Register here!

Watch the Body Politic

  • Sunday June 18, 1pm
  • A harbinger for hope in a country plagued by gun violence. Our protagonist is Brandon Scott, a young Mayor who grew up during Baltimore’s most troubling years and sets out, with unyielding idealism, to change the course of his battered and beloved city. Scott is elected Mayor amid the George Floyd uprising, and he introduces an ambitious plan for violence reduction and police reform that he promises will lower the city’s murder rate.
  • Purchase tickets here.

National Archives

Baltimore County Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Juneteenth Celebration


Attend a Transformational Learning Circle with The Living Well

  • 1-4pm on multiple dates: July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, November 16
  • Transformational Learning Circles are designed to incorporate the voices of those who are at the forefront of REDI (Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion). 
  • Baltimore Unity Hall, 1505 Eutaw Place, Baltimore, MD 21217 

Celebrating Juneteenth Across Maryland – Click here for resources & events.





About Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake (www.habitatchesapeake.org) brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Since 1982, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake has built more than 780 homes in 19 communities, providing a brighter future for 2,700 children and family members. Homeownership is proven to transform lives – improving health, increasing children’s chances of academic success and offering an opportunity to build wealth across generations. Likewise, homeownership enhances neighborhoods by bringing tangible investment, engaged, long-term residents, rising property values and a sense of community.