Happy Juneteenth, Snoqualmie Valley!

We celebrate this Emancipation Day and the anniversary of the date that the U.S. ordered slavery ended in Texas in
1865, two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

On this Juneteenth 2020 and every day, we honor and celebrate our black and African‐American brothers and sisters and
acknowledge the long, hard, specific and brutal road they have been on for centuries to rightfully become equal
members of “one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”, where “all” really means “all”.

May we join everyone in this country and around the world to stamp out racism, sexism, and xenophobia and recognize
the humanity in all human beings.

And may art, music, and culture be healing forces among us to bring people closer together to truly listen, tell stories,
empathize, and understand each other.

Lee Arts Foundation celebrates diversity and inclusion and strives to create common forums where everyone feels
celebrated and welcome. A year ago this weekend, we were celebrating the Summer Solstice in person at the 2019 Rock
the Nation Carnation Block Party. We’ll miss being together in person this year, but will find ways to celebrate our
communities throughout the Summer and Fall.

Stay safe and healthy, keep making art and music, and keep “bending the arc of the moral universe toward justice”!
Your friends at LAF

DARKNESS CANNOT DRIVE OUT DARKNESS,
ONLY LIGHT CAN DO THAT.

HATE CANNOT DRIVE OUT HATE,
ONLY LOVE CAN DO THAT.

– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.