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The Phyllis Wheatley Rise To Read Campaign's
Five Day Juneteenth Literacy Festival

 

The PWRTRC's 2024 Juneteenth Celebration's theme is Teaching African Children to Read is a Community Affair
June 13 - 16 & 22, 2024

Schedule of Events

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Thursday
June 13th

JUNETEENTH LITERACY FESTIVAL PROCLAMATION DAY AT

ST. PETERSBURG CITY HALL

175 5th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

PWRTRC is calling on the residents and businesses in St. Petersburg to fly the Pan-African and/or Juneteenth flag as a symbol of unity.

TIME: 1:30 PM

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Friday
June 14th

R’CLUB/ HAPPY WORKERS
LEARNING CENTER

920 19th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Activity TBD & PCSB Book Bus On-Site

TIME: 9 AM - 10:30 AM​​

*Not open to the public

CAMPBELL PARK RECREATION CENTER

601 14th Street South, St. Petersburg FL 33705

Greek Day & Soul Food Luncheon & PCSB Book Bus On-Site

 

TIME: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

*Not open to the public

LUNCH AND LEARN w/ EDUCATION CURRICULUM CONSULTANT AJA McNAIR

Hilton Carillon

950 Lake Carillon Dr., St. Petersburg, FL 33716

Curriculum Consultant Aja McNair from Atlanta will train educators, alongside parents, on collective and independent strategies to support the reading of African scholars.

 

TIME: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

TICKETS: $125

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Campbell Park
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Saturday
June 15th

MUSIC FESTIVAL


Albert Whitted Park

480 Bayshore Drive S.E., St. Petersburg FL 33701

PCSB Book Bus Will Be On-Site

Featuring:

  • Nathan Mitchell

  • The Beat Down Band

  • Siobhan Monique

  • Shawn Brown

TIME: 4 PM - 9 PM
TICKETS: $35.00

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Sunday
June 16th

GOSPEL FEST AND OLD FASHIONED SOUL FOOD PICNIC

 

Bethel Community Baptist Church

2901 54th Avenue South, St. Petersburg FL 33712

Master of Ceremony:

 

  • Bishop Al Baldwin

Featured Artists: 
        

  • Shyann Roberts

  • The Mighty Sons of Zion & Rev. Tarver and the Florida Spiritualaires

  • Maiya Stevenson

  • Bethel Community Baptist Church Praise Team

  • The Tampa Boyz

TIME: 4 PM - 6 PM
FREE TO THE PUBLIC

*A love offering will be collected

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Saturday
June 22nd

COMMUNITY GATHERING

AND FLASH MOB

16th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL
(between 14th & 17th Avenue South)

TIME: 2 PM - 3:30 PM
FREE TO THE PUBLIC

A Special Thank You to 

all of Our Sponsors!

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Since my return to America my Master, has at the desire of my friends in England given me my freedom.”

- Phyllis Wheatley

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