Fresno Pacific University and The African American Historical and Cultural Museum of the San Joaquin Valley have partnered to celebrate Juneteenth from June 19-July 10, 2021.

Honor African American freedom and achievement through one live and three virtual events:

  • Kick off Juneteenth in person from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 18, on the main Fresno Pacific University campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave. Enjoy prayer, food, entertainment and vendors with FPU President Joseph Jones, Ph.D., and special guest emcee Rici Skei, co-pastor of On Ramps Covenant Church, Fresno, and leader of Rici Skei Ministries.
  • All of California is invited to the 2021 California Juneteenth Virtual Event “Celebrating Black Excellence.” This virtual celebration is available starting at noon Saturday, June 19, through Saturday, July 10, at or The African American Historical and Cultural Museum of the San Joaquin Valley have partnered to provide this free series of arts programs: music, including jazz and blues; poetic prose; Black films; gallery arts; local cultural; and Black history from California African American museums. Some 25 of FPU’s 2021 Black/African American graduates will also be recognized for their unyielding determination in completing their degree.
  • “Black Excellence: Mind, Body and Spirit” is a webinar presented by Angie Barfield, program specialist at Fresno County Superintendent of Schools. It will be available Monday, June 21, at
  • Worship in a special FPU College Hour chapel program at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, 202

The Intercultural Learning Center and Office of Spiritual Formation at FPU are joining efforts to salute Juneteenth. For more information please contact Patty Salinas, interim chief diversity officer, at, 559-453-3434 or Breanne Wyse, director of diversity, inclusion & spiritual formation, at, 559-453-3608.



Wayne Steffen
Associate Director of Publications and Media Relations