1st Annual WBOK Juneteenth Festival

By WBOK Staff

Monday, May 23, 2022

This year, WBOK will commemorate Juneteenth, their inaugural city-wide celebration, with the Juneteenth Freedom Fest. This festival will celebrate the culture and spirit of those enslaved peoples, their fight for freedom, equal rights and equitable treatment in all areas of life.  Enjoy shopping, music, food, celebration, and dialogue


Sunday, June 19, 2022

11am – 6pm


Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard

from intersection at Martin Luther King, Jr.  Blvd to intersection at St. Mary Street

New Orleans, LA 


11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Because of Them, We Can: Honoring the Ancestors

Join us for an ancestral veneration ceremony honoring the Spirit of Juneteenth  

Breaking the Chains: Panel Discussions addressing systemic issues affecting the Black community in America - Sponsored by Hancock Whitney and NOLABA

Location: New Orleans Jazz Market 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 

 Time: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm 

Panel 1: My Ancestors Taught Me: Health and Healing from Africa to the Americas

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:15 PM - moderated by Reagan Sydney, WBOK 1230 am

Panel 2: For Us, By Us: Creating Generational Wealth and Economic Empowerment in the Black Community

Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm - moderated by Perry Sholes - NORBCC Board Chair

            Panelists:  - 

Norman Barnum - CEO - New Orleans Business Alliance

Ashley Aubrey – AVP, Community Affairs/CRA Manager - Hancock Whitney

Jon Renthrope - owner, Cajun Fire Brewing

Jeff Thomas - Equity Media, LLC; owner - WBOK 1230am and Think504

Panel 3: FatherHood: Celebrating and Supporting Black Fathers

Time:2:45 pm - 3:45 pm - Moderated by Oliver Thomas, New Orleans City Councilmember District E 


            Congressman Troy Carter

            Rev. Recasner, FatherHoodRoundtable

            Telley Madina - The Madina Group

            Dr. James Arnold, Psychologist





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