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Equality Prince William at the 2024 Greater Prince William Juneteenth Parade

Location: Prince William Forest Park
                   18170 Park Entrance Rd
                   Triangle, VA 22172

Wednesday, 19 June 2024 — 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Equality Prince William is participating in the Juneteenth Parade this Wednesday.

Details here:

Parade Marching Order:
Remember, the sidewalk of our area (see the map provided previously) will serve as the staging area.  Each group leader/POC will be placed in order along the sidewalk.  Please make sure members of your group are aware of your group’s line order to minimize confusion on the day of the event.
 

Number

Group

Flag Carrier


Grand Marshals

Honorable Brian Fields, Dumfries Town Council


One Representative from each D9 organization present.  One of them will carry the Juneteenth flag.

1

PWC Xi Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc

2

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

3

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. – Omicron Zeta Sigma

4

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. – Phi Kappa Zeta Chapter, Woodbridge

5

Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. – Beta Alpha Omega Alumni Chapter

6

National Pan Hellenic Council, Prince William and Stafford County (Those who aren’t in one of the PW chapters mentioned previously).

7

Zeta Amicae of Woodbridge

8

Top Ladies of Distinction

9

Kappa Epsilon Psi Military Sorority, Inc. (KEY)

10

Equality Prince William

11

PWC GOP

12

Potomac Magisterial Committee

13

Prince William County Democratic Committee

14

Spanberger for Governor

The Program:
  • Welcome on behalf of The Virginia Black Lifestyle Magazine and the Juneteenth Planning Committee

  • Introduction of the MC – Pastor William Archer

  • Benediction – Pastor Archer

  • Reading of General Order #3 & Statement of Purpose – Historical Interpreter

  • “Lift Every Voice and Sing” – Everyone

  • Welcome from Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger & The Divine Nine

  • Juneteenth Haikus – Ms. Kim B. Miller

  • Reid Family Presentation – Mr. John Reid

  • National Park Service – Black Heritage at Prince William Forest Park – Ms. Melissa Weih

  • Closing Remarks & Benediction – Pastor Archer

Family Jubilee in the Park! Please take the time to explore the rich cultural heritage in Prince William Forest Park
  • Please share the attached social media image with members of your group and ask them to share it with their social media connections through a post, so everyone will know where to find you on Juneteenth!
  • There are water fountains in our dedicated space, but feel free to bring your own water bottles in addition to those.
  • If you’d like to bring a lunch, chairs, blankets, etc. to enjoy the self-guided “Family Jubilee” in the park, please do so!  You can leave your items at one of the many picnic tables in our area prior to marching, or grab them from your cars afterwards.
  • Please remind members of your group to arrive on-time.  We will be starting promptly at 10am, with the program to follow immediately after the march.
  • The route is very comfortable, 5 feet wide, .6 of a mile in length (same as in the past), and shaded.
  • The area was selected due to its proximity to the restrooms, water fountains, having a plethora of space to accommodate our group, and ample parking – however, we are expecting a LARGE crowd. Your group may want to consider caravaning.
  • Remember to use the following in your GPS: 18170 Park Entrance Road, Triangle, VA 22172
 
Press links as of the time of this message:
These have also been linked and shared to the outlet’s respective social media pages as well.  Check them out, some have throwback pictures of YOU, from past parades!
 
Event hashtags:
#Juneteenth
#GreaterPWJuneteenth
#PWJuneteenth
#DumfriesJuneteenth
#JuneteenthParade
#TheVirginiaJuneteenthParade
 
Follow the event on our facebook page here, and facebook event here.

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EPW at the Solstice Market!

Location: The Salisbury Center
                   8890 Mathis Ave
                   Manassas, VA 20110

Sunday, 23 June 2024 — 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

EPW will be at the Solstice Market Silver Moon Emporium celebrating the beauty, artistry, craftsmanship, and wonder of our diverse community. 
 
We hope you will stop in, say hello, and support all of the wonderful vendors of the market!  It is never too early to look for birthday, anniversary, or holiday gifts.  I am sure you can find that unique something you have been looking for!
 
We hope to see you and Happy Pride Month!

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Full Calendar of Events

01 Jan 2024 EPW Membership Renewal for the Year Begins
06 Jan 2024 The After the Holidays Holiday Party – Woodbridge, VA – 7:00 – 10:00 pm
15 Jan 2024 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
22 Jan 2024 Annual Board Planning Meeting – Virtual (Zoom) – 1:00 – 3:00 pm
25 Jan 2024 15 Shevat (Jewish)
28 Jan 2024 VA Queer Collective Meeting – Virtual (Zoom) – 1:00 – 3:00 pm

01 Feb 2024 Black History Month Begins
07 Feb 2024 Lailat al Miraj (Islamic)
07 Feb 2024 Happy Hour – Hector’s – Manassas Park, VA – 6:00 – 8:00 pm
10 Feb 2024 Lunar New Year Begins
13 Feb 2024 VA Queer Collective Meeting – Virtual (Zoom) – 7:00 – 8:00 pm

14 Feb 2024 Valentine’s Day
14 Feb 2024 Ash Wednesday (Christian)
19 Feb 2024 President’s Day
21 Feb 2024 EPW Board/Pride Meeting – Virtual (Zoom) – 7:30 pm
25 Feb 2024 Laylat al-Bara’at (Islamic)

01 Mar 2024 Women’s History Month Begins
03 Mar 2024 World Wildlife Day
05 Mar 2024 Election Day – Presidential Primary – Voting (6 am – 7 pm)
06 Mar 2024 Happy Hour – Preston’s Pub – Nokesville, VA – 6:00 – 8:00 pm
10 Mar 2024 Ramadan Begins (Islamic)

12 Mar 2024 VA Queer Collective Meeting – Virtual (Zoom) – 7:00 – 8:00 pm
17 Mar 2024 St. Patrick’s Day
19 Mar 2024 Spring Equinox

19 Mar 2024 Manassas Park Pride Proclamation – Manassas Park City Hall – Manassas Park, VA – 7:00 pm
20 Mar 2024 EPW Board/Pride Meeting – Virtual (Zoom) – 7:30 pm
23-24 Mar 2024 Purim (Jewish)
24 Mar 2024 Palm Sunday (Christian)
29 Mar 2024 Good Friday (Christian)
31 Mar 2024 Easter (Christian)
31 Mar 2024 Transgender Day of Visibility – Picnic in the Pavilion – Harris Pavilion – Manassas, VA – 3:00 – 5:00 pm

01 Apr 2024 Arab American Heritage Month Begins
03 Apr 2024 Happy Hour – Bungalow Alehouse – Woodbridge, VA – 6:00 – 8:00 pm
05 Apr 2024 Laylat al-Qadr (Islamic)
05-12 Apr 2024 Passover (Jewish)
09 Apr 2024 Eid al-Fitr (Islamic)

09 Apr 2024 VA Queer Collective Meeting – Virtual (Zoom) – 7:00 – 8:00 pm

13 Apr 2024 EPW @ Manifest Market of Manassas – Harris Pavilion – Manassas, VA – 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
17 Apr 2024 EPW Board/Pride Meeting – Virtual (Zoom) – 7:30 pm
21 Apr 2024 Adopt-a-Highway Trash Pickup – Ruby Tuesday – Woodbridge, VA – 10:00 am
22 Apr 2024 Earth Day
22-30 Apr 2024 Passover (Jewish)

23 Apr 2024 Manassas City School Board – Pride Proclamation – Jennie Dean Elementary School – Manassas, VA – 6:00 pm
01 May 2024 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Begins
01 May 2024 Happy Hour – Hector’s – Nokesville, VA – 6:00 – 8:00 pm
05 May 2024 Holocaust Remembrance Day
08 May 2024 EPW Pride Committee Meeting – Virtual (Zoom) – 7:30 pm
12 May 2024 Mother’s Day

13 May 2024 Manassas City Council – Pride Proclamation – Jennie Dean Elementary School – Manassas, VA – 5:30 pm

14 May 2024 VA Queer Collective Meeting – Virtual (Zoom) – 7:00 – 8:00 pm
18 May 2024 Equality Prince William Pride – Harris Pavilion, Manassas, VA – 12 – 4 pm
18 May 2024 Armed Forces Day (Observance)
22 May 2024 Second Passover (Jewish)
26 May 2024 Lag B’Omer (Jewish)
27 May 2024 Memorial Day
30 May 2024 EPW Board Meeting/Pride Committee Wrap-up – Virtual (Zoom) – 7:30 pm

01 Jun 2024 LGBTQIA+ Pride Month Begins
01 Jun 2024 Reston Pride – Lake Anne Plaza – Reston, VA – 12:00 – 6:00 pm
02 Jun 2024 EPW @ Culpeper Pride – 10753 Mountain Run Lake Road, Culpeper, VA – 12:00 – 5:00
02 Jun 2024 Loudoun Pride – Claude Moore Park – Sterling, VA – 1:00 – 7:00 pm
05 Jun 2024 LGBTQIA+ Flag Raising – Manassas Park City Hall – Manassas Park, VA – 7:00 pm

05 Jun 2024 Happy Hour after Flag Raising – Preston’s Pub – Manassas Park, VA – 7:30 – 9:30 pm
09 Jun 2024 EPW @ Capital Pride Festival – Washington, DC – 10:00 am (setup), 12:00 – 6:00 pm, 6:00 pm (teardown)

11 Jun 2024 VA Queer Collective Meeting – Virtual (Zoom) – 7:00 – 8:00 pm

11-13 Jun 2024 Shavuot (Jewish)
14 Jun 2024 Army Birthday/Flag Day (Observance, established 06/14/1775)
16 Jun 2024 Eid-al-Adha (Islamic)
16 Jun 2024 Father’s Day
18 Jun 2024 Election Day – Primary – Voting (6 am – 7 pm)
19 Jun 2024 Juneteenth

19 Jun 2024 EPW @ 4th Annual Greater Prince William Juneteenth Parade
20 Jun 2024 Summer Solstice
23 Jun 2024 EPW @ Solstice Market – Salisbury Center – Manassas, VA – 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

26 Jun 2024 EPW Board Meeting – Virtual (Zoom) – 7:30 pm

03 Jul 2024 Happy Hour – Bungalow Alehouse – Woodbridge, VA – 6:00 – 8:00 pm
04 Jul 2024 Dale City 4th of July Parade – Mapledale Plaza – 7:00 am Setup, 9:00 am Lineup, 10:00 am Start
04 Jul 2024 Independence Day
08 Jul 2024 Ra’s as-Sanah (Islamic)

09 Jul 2024 VA Queer Collective Meeting – Virtual (Zoom) – 7:00 – 8:00 pm
17 Jul 2024 Ashura (Islamic)
20 Jul 2024 Annual EPW Membership Picnic – Connery Residence – 1:00 – 4:00 pm
24 Jul 2024 EPW Board Meeting – Virtual (Zoom) – 7:30 pm

TBD The Conversations – Ner Shalom – 12:45 – 6:00 pm

04 Aug 2024 Coast Guard Birthday (Observance)
07 Aug 2024 Happy Hour – Preston’s Pub – Manassas Park, VA – 6:00 – 8:00 pm
13 Aug 2024 The Three Weeks (Jewish)

13 Aug 2024 VA Queer Collective Meeting – Virtual (Zoom) – 7:00 – 8:00 pm
19 Aug 2024 The 15th of Av (Jewish)
21 Aug 2024 EPW Board/Pride Meeting – Virtual (Zoom) – 7:30 pm

02 Sep 2024 Labor Day
04 Sep 2024 Happy Hour – Hector’s, Nokesville, VA – 6:00 – 8:00 pm
07 Sep 2024 Casa BruMar LGBTQ+ Symposium – Verizon Auditorium, George Mason University – Manassas, VA – 10 am – 4 pm
08 Sep 2024 Manassas & Prince William Out of the Darkness Walk – Manassas, VA – Registration 10:30 am; Event 12:00-2:00 pm

10 Sep 2024 VA Queer Collective Meeting – Virtual (Zoom) – 7:00 – 8:00 pm

15 Sep 2024 Hispanic Heritage Month Begins
16 Sep 2024 Mawlid (Islamic)
18 Sep 2024 EPW Board/Pride Meeting – Virtual (Zoom) – 7:30 pm
18 Sep 2024 Air Force Birthday (Observance, established 09/18/1947)
22 Sep 2024 Autumn Equinox
29 Sep 2024 Candidates Brunch – Connery Residence – Woodbridge, VA – 11 am – 3 pm

01 Oct 2024 National Disability Employment Awareness Month Begins
02 Oct 2024 Happy Hour – Bungalow Alehouse – Woodbridge, VA – 6:00 – 8:00 pm
02-4 Oct 2024 Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)
06–7 Oct 2024 Sh’mini Atzeret-Simchat Torah (Jewish)

08 Oct 2024 VA Queer Collective Meeting – Virtual (Zoom) – 7:00 – 8:00 pm
11 Oct 2024 National Coming Out Day
11-12 Oct 2024 Yom Kippur (Jewish)
13 Oct 2024 Navy Birthday (Observance, established 09/13/1775)
14 Oct 2024 Indigenous People’s Day
16 Oct 2024 EPW Board/Pride Meeting – Virtual (Zoom) – 7:30 pm
20 Oct 2024 Adopt-a-Highway Trash Pickup – Ruby Tuesday – Woodbridge, VA – 10:00 am
16-23 Oct 2024 Sukkot (Jewish)
23-25 Oct 2024 Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah (Jewish)
31 Oct 2024 Halloween

01 Nov 2024 Native American Heritage Month Begins
01 Nov 2024 Diwali (Hindu)
03 or 10 Nov 2024 NoVA Veterans Parade – Manassas, VA – 8:00 am Setup, 10:00 am Lineup, 11:00 am Start
05 Nov 2024 Virginia General Election Day – Voting (6 am – 7 pm)
06 Nov 2024 Happy Hour – Preston’s Pub – Manassas Park, VA – 6:00 – 8:00 pm
10 Nov 2024 Marine Corps Birthday (Observance, established 11/10/1775)
11 Nov 2024 Veterans Day (Observance)

12 Nov 2024 VA Queer Collective Meeting – Virtual (Zoom) – 7:00 – 8:00 pm
13 Nov 2024 EPW Board/Pride Meeting – Virtual (Zoom) – 7:30 pm
20 Nov 2024 Transgender Day of Remembrance
28 Nov 2024 Thanksgiving

04 Dec 2024 Happy Hour – Hector’s of Nokesville, VA – 6:00 – 8:00 pm
07 Dec 2024 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (Observance)

10 Dec 2024 VA Queer Collective Meeting – Virtual (Zoom) – 7:00 – 8:00 pm
18 Dec 2024 EPW Board/Pride Meeting – Virtual (Zoom) – 7:30 pm
13 Dec 2024 National Guard Birthday (Observance, established 12/13/1636)
20 Dec 2024 Space Force Birthday (Observance, established 12/20/2019)
21 Dec 2024 Winter Solstice
25 Dec 2024 Christmas (Christian)
25 Dec-Jan 02 Chanukah (Jewish)
26 Dec-Jan 01 Kwanzaa
26 Dec 2024 Between the Holidays Happy Hour – Bungalow Alehouse – Woodbridge, VA – 6:00 – 8:00 pm
31 Dec 2024 New Year’s Eve

01 Jan 2025 New Year’s Day/EPW Membership Renewal for the Year Begins
04 Jan 2025 After the Holidays Annual Membership Party – Connery Residence – 7:00 pm
12 Jan 2025 EPW Annual Planning Meeting – Dooley/Matt O’Connor Residence – 1:00 – 3:00 pm

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