||In 2020, the 171st Convention of the Diocese of California passed a historic resolution recognizing Juneteenth, the annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, as a diocesan feast day and holiday. Bishop Marc Andrus, the Diocese of California’s Afro-American Commission, and the Vivian Traylor/Northern California Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians invite you to attend or watch the livestream of the First Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth, a service of healing, reflection, and hope.
When: Saturday, June 19 at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Grace Cathedral, San Francisco (in-person) and livestreamed on
The Diocese of California’s Facebook page (linked here)
Who: The Diocese of California’s Afro-American Commission and the Vivian Traylor/Northern California Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians
Registration: To attend the event at Grace Cathedral, please register here.
*Note: Due to COVID safety restrictions, seating at the cathedral will be capped at 200. We recommend registering now to secure your seat. No registration is needed for the service livestream.
If you cannot be a part of the celebration June 19th, we invite you to:
1. Use the liturgy in your church on Sunday, June 20th.
2. Learn about the history of Juneteenth. Here are some resources to read, watch, and share with others.
3. Support local Black-owned businesses (this links to a registry of Black-owned businesses in the San Francisco, Bay Area). Click here for more information on how to find directories of Black-owned businesses in your region.