New Britain museum seeking community support for Juneteenth celebration

Published on Tuesday, 4 May 2021 10:09
Written by Ciara Hooks


NEW BRITAIN – The New Britain Museum of American Art is looking for the community’s support to ensure the success of its Juneteenth celebration by donating to the Crowdfunding Campaign or volunteering in the effort.

Juneteenth is celebrated each year on June 19 to commemorate when Gordon Granger, the Union General in Galveston, Texas, read federal orders that all previously enslaved people in the state were free on that day in 1965. The family-friendly celebration will include live entertainment, art activities, and food.

Sustainable CT’s Community Match Fund, which is a funding resource for public, community-led sustainability projects, will give a matching grant of $2,475 if NBMAA’s Crowdfunding Campaign reaches its $2,475 goal by its May 15 deadline.

“Through the Community Match Fund, we aim to put residents at the forefront of creating positive, impactful change,” said Abe Hilding-Salorio, community outreach manager for Sustainable CT. “Match Fund projects are community led and community funded, demonstrating the power of people working together to make change in their communities.”

Sustainable CT is an initiative of Eastern Connecticut State University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy that inspires, supports and recognizes sustainability action by towns and cities statewide. The Community Match Fund – supported by the Smart Seed Fund, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation and the Connecticut Green Bank – provides a dollar-for-dollar match to donations raised from the community, doubling local investment in projects. Anyone can lead a project and ideas can be proposed at any time.

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Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Tuesday, 4 May 2021 10:09. Updated: Tuesday, 4 May 2021 10:11.