Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Join Mayor Jeremy Stutsman for his annual Bike to Work Week Bike Ride, plus live music, food trucks and family activities at the City's Backyard Bike-In event Saturday, May 14 at Powerhouse Park. The Backyard Bike-In runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the bike ride beginning at 10:30 a.m. The route... more
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Governing Body: Goshen Economic Improvement District BoardDate of Meeting: May 18, 2022Time of Meeting: 7:30 a.m.Place of Meeting: Goshen City Hall Conference Room 202 S. 5th Street, Goshen, Indiana Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Door Law and Indiana Code 5-14-1.5-5, the Economic Improvement... more
Friday, April 29, 2022
In conjunction with the Goshen Chamber of Commerce’s “Beautify Goshen” Week, the Goshen Street Department will be making additional disposal services available to assist city residents in their “Beautify Goshen” tasks. This free service is offered only during the first full week in... more
This meeting is in-person only.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 4:00pm
To view the webinar, please copy and paste this link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89051557762 Or call: (301) 715-8592 or 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 890 5155 7762
Monday, May 30, 2022
All City offices will be closed due to the holiday.
Join us from 12–3 p.m. June 19 at Shanklin Park. We are looking for folks to show off their art, business, food, and performing arts. To apply please use one of the links below.
The Emancipation Proclamation, issued on September 22, 1862 and made effective Jan 1, 1863 declared all slaves in rebel states free. Over the course of the Civil War enslavers fled, hoping to continue their lifestyle living on stolen labor in the then-remote state of Texas. The Confederate insurrection officially admitted defeat on April 9, 1865.
Despite enslaved people being proclaimed free and despite the confederate surrender, enslaved people were not automatically freed. Enslavers resisted accepting the freedom of enslaved people. Enslaved people were set free region by region as the US army enforced the end of slavery. Galveston was seen as the last slave-holding stronghold to be liberated on June 19, 1865.
Borrowing from religious celebrations, his date was celebrated and called Jubilee- a time of forgiving debt and releasing slaves. Since then it has become widely known as Juneteenth. It is a time to celebrate, but also recognize obstacles to justice that have yet to be torn down. Juneteenth has been a lightning rod for action. At times the action has been pooling money to buy land and build opportunity other times it has been paired with registering voters so that the African American voice is harder to ignore.
Juneteenth is a time to celebrate. It is a time to learn. It is a time to act.
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