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Val Joshua Racial Justice and Youth Social Justice Awards

June 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Clark College, Hanna Hall
1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663
Val Joshua Racial Justice and Youth Social Justice Awards @ Clark College, Hanna Hall | Vancouver | Washington | United States

Each year, we recognize two people in our community who are working toward ending oppression. We are proud to announce: Abbie Bambilla will receive the 2019 Val Joshua Racial Justice Award and Asante Jackson will receive the 2019 Youth Social Justice Award.

YWCA Clark County is proud to partner with the Vancouver NAACP Branch #1139 to present the awards on Saturday, June 22nd at the NAACP’s Annual Juneteenth Celebration. Join us at 1pm on June 22nd at Clark College to celebrate these amazing individuals, and to hear how they’ve made a difference in our community. Honorees will receive distinguished awards and the Youth Social Justice Award recipient will receive a $500 scholarship.

The 2019 Juneteenth Celebration theme is “Together We Rise,” celebrating the belief that together we rise above the fray of hatred, despair, and discord. Celebration events will include a diversity job fair, children’s corner, pop-up art gallery and raffle drawing, writer’s forum, live entertainment, and a panel discussion featuring Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle, City and County Law Enforcement, and Clark County educational leadership.

Event Details

June 22nd, 2019 from 10:00-6:00pm
Hanna Hall, Clark College
1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98661

10:00-12:00 Job Fair, Vendors, Art and Activities
1:00              Val Joshua Awards Presentation
2:00-3:00      Writers’ Forum
2:00-4:00      Musical Performances
4:00-5:00      “Together We Rise” Panel Discussion

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Event link on YWCA Website

Event link on NAACP Website


The Val Joshua Award was originally given to Val Joshua in recognition of her life-long commitment and work toward the elimination of racism in 1989. Today, we give two awards to recognize people in our community who are working toward ending oppression, the Val Joshua Racial Justice Award and the Youth Social Justice Award. The awards are presented annually to individuals, groups, businesses, or organizations who have demonstrated leadership in working toward eliminating racism and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people.