BLK JOY FESTIVAL
BLK JOY Festival is our signature event + it is an opportunity for the community to come together to center joy while creating a sense of community. We host this event alongside local social service organizations and small businesses with a focus on wellness, music, art + food, and vendors to help curate joy for attendees.
Through social media, the Commission engages with community members by sharing current information on various illnesses, specifically COVID-19 and current events impact the Black communities more than other races. The Commission also takes the opportunity to educate the audience and provide historical context on matters that affect the overall health of Black individuals in America.
In person and virtual opportunities to engage community members in honest and open conversations on various topics such as entrepreneurship, mental health and other issues that directly impact the Black communities. This is in partnership with topic-related organizations
This initiative helps us ensure that our partners are supported with volunteers to complete projects such as harvesting the local farm, phone banking during the election season and more