We at Lloyd EcoDistrict are excited to highlight the work of local organization Albina Vision Trust this Juneteenth. For Lloyd community members specifically, supporting this local Black-led organization is crucial, as Lloyd overlaps with Portland’s Albina neighborhood, a historically Black neighborhood that has faced urban renewal and displacement. Last year, Albina Vision Trust hosted a film festival highlighting the Black community in Portland. We encourage you to watch a recording of the event and learn more about their work here.
Looking for an in-person event to attend this weekend? Make plans to stop by the Juneteenth Oregon 50th Parade & Festival.
This celebration is organized by Juneteenth Oregon, a nonprofit organization that connects and strengthens communities and shares the history of Juneteenth. This free event will kick off the annual Parade on Saturday at 11 am and continues at Lillis-Albina Park, just north of the Lloyd neighborhood, with two full days of live music, over 50 retail vendors, a kid’s area, over 30 non-profit organizations providing information and resources, face painting, bounce house, beer & wine garden, food vendors and much more. More information can be found here.