Gainesville’s Journey to Juneteenth has constituted a month-long series of online and in-person events.
UMOJA, a Celebration of Black Artists in Alachua County, opened May 25 and will fill both galleries at 1314 S Main Street until June 19. The word ‘umoja’ means unity in Swahili, and the exhibit serves as a step toward a more accurate representation of the community around the gallery.
More than 1,300 people have signed a petition to save The Gentleman’s Club, a DIY skate spot in Gainesville that the city ordered to be demolished by June 20.
Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery, one of four conservation burial grounds in the United States, hosted a Community Planting Day in the wide-open meadow area where patches of native wildflowers brighten the land and the sun beats down on dead natural wreaths.
Despite thunderstorms, Gainesville community leaders walked through Forest Pines. The Duval neighborhood was chosen after violence among youth and gunfire in the area became a concern.