Event Info

Juneteenth Observance on Monday, June 20, 2022, at 10am
Park Community Church, 1001 N Crosby St., Chicago IL 60610


We celebrate a milestone in the history of the African-American people, educate ourselves on progress made and the great work that remains, and rededicate our lives to Dr. King’s vision of the beloved community.

Partial list of participants:

Celebration, Education, Rededication:
Emcee: Roy Patterson, WMBI-FM radio personality and VP at Moody Bible Institute
Keynote Speaker: James Meeks, Senior Pastor, Salem Baptist Church of Chicago
Praise Music: Full Choir, Salem Baptist Church of Chicago
Original Music Piece: Jonathan Banks, COO, Together Chicago (and his son, Justin)

Daniel Hale Williams Lifetime Achievement Award:
Recipient: Lester McKeever, former Chair, Chicago Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Interviewed by: John Rogers, Founder and Chairman, Ariel Investments

Brief remarks:
Walter Burnett, Alderman, 27th Ward of Chicago
Kensen Lam, Pastor, Park Community Church, Bridgeport
Mike Rolfes, President, Renew Chicago and co-Chair, Chicago Sunday Evening Club

More to come!

Sponsored by:
Park Community Church, Chicago
Chicago Sunday Evening Club
Renew Chicago
Black Lives Sacred

For more info, please contact Mike Rolfes, 847-951-9708

Let’s come together and commemorate this day with music, prayer, inspiration, and wisdom.


  • CELEBRATE a milestone in the lives of African American men and women
  • EDUCATE ourselves about the progress made and the long road laid ahead
  • REDEDICATE ourselves to Dr. King’s dream of a beloved community