Adonai Covenant International Ministries (ACIM) is inviting the community to join with us on June 19, 2021 for the Los Angeles area “Juneteenth 2021 2.5 mile “Opal’s Walk 2 DC for Juneteenth” to support the nation-wide campaign to designate “Juneteenth” a “Federal Holiday”. Opal has crisscross the United States over the years in numerous cities walking 2.5 miles spreading the word and history of Juneteenth. This year, at various locations across the United State, groups and individuals are organizing 2.5 mile walks, timed to coincide with Ms. Opal’s annual walk in Fort Worth, Texas.
In concert with “Opal’s Walk 2 DC for Juneteenth” in Fort Worth, Adonai Covenant International Ministries (ACIM) is sponsoring the Los Angeles area “Opal’s Walk 2 DC for Juneteenth” on June 19, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. (PST) in Pacoima, California.
Now, 94 years old Ms. Opal Lee, will embark on her “6th Annual Opal’s Walk 2 DC for Juneteenth”, in Fort Worth, Texas at 10:00 a.m. (CST). The 2.5 miles walk denotes the 2.5 years it took for the news of freedom to reach all enslaved people in the United States. Her mission is to bring all Americans together to celebrate our common bond of freedom through the recognition, observance, education and historic preservation of Juneteenth in America.
Los Angeles Area Walk
LOS ANGELES AREA WALK
The Los Angeles area “Opal’s Walk 2 DC for Juneteenth”, will begin and end at the Alicia Broadous Duncan Multipurpose Senior Center 11300 Glenoaks Blvd. Pacoima.
The designated route is: Glenoaks Bl. left to Van Nuys Bl. left to Foothill Bl. Stop at the “Birth of a Nation” monument back to Paxton St. left to Glenoaks Bl.
Opal set out on her mission in 2016 at age 89, and she hasn’t stopped since. She started with the plan to walk the 1,400 miles from Fort Worth, Texas to Washington, D.C. in hopes of gaining support from Congress, to officially make Juneteenth a “Federal Holiday”. As well, a petition drive was initiated with the goal of 100,000 signatures. To-date the support across the country has grown, with over 1.5 million signatures supporting the nation-wide campaign to have Congress pass legislation, recognizing “Juneteenth” as a Federal Holiday. The 2021 petition goal is 3 million signatures. Supporters of the Juneteenth campaign can sign the online petition @ Juneteenth Petition
WALK or RIDE
We are inviting those who can to walk the 2.5 miles with us. However, for those who have physical limitations, transportation will be available for all or any portion of 2.5 mile route.
REGISTER and BE COUNTED
If you can’t make the walk with us, don’t worry, you can show your support by registering and sponsoring an individual or group of walkers. Another way is to plan and register a local walk with your family, friends, neighbors or colleagues. This can be done in your own neighborhood, at a local track, or individually at home on a treadmill, or wherever you can.
Los Angeles area registration for the walk is $25.00. Funds collected for “Opal’s Walk 2 DC for Juneteenth”, will be used to support Opal Lee, in her quest to have “Juneteenth” designated a “Federal Holiday” and donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.