Release, Renew, and Return

June 19, 2020 07:00 pm -

June 19, 2020 08:30 pm

South Mission Beach Basketball Court, Ocean Front Walk San Diego, CA 92109



SD Melanin, Black Boy Joy, and Tunnelvision invite you to a Juneteenth bonfire and healing circle to return to our God given Inheritance of freedom and equality. Our ancestors toiled this land, shed blood & tears, for this land. It is ours and freedom is our inheritance!

So during this special ceremony we encourage you to release what no longer serves you, renew yourself in love & community and to return to what rightfully belongs to us.

Inheritance will be celebrated in both San Diego, CA and Houston, Texas.  Each ceremony will begin at 7pm local time, close at dusk and will feature special performances by poets, artists and more! Please wear masks and practice social distancing!


How To Find Us:

  1. Travel to South Mission Beach Basketball Court
  2. Walk towards the South Mission Beach Lifeguard Station (Large greyish brown building) (*hint- you should be walking towards the water)
  3. Look for a grey and green canopy- you've arrived at Inheritance!

To Release:

Bring something to burn that represents what you are releasing that no longer serves you. Be it pain, hurt, insecurities, and more

To Renew:

“We can climb mountains with self-love.” —Samira Wiley

We invite you to think about a mantra or quote that will renew your strength, self love, and community focus


During this ceremony we invite you to return to your birthright and celebrate your inheritance of freedom, dignity, prosperity, and liberty.

If you would like to host an Inheritance ceremony in your city shoot us an email at!

Event hosted by SD Melanin, Black Boy Joy, and Tunnelvision


Juneteenth is American History.

On September 22, 1862 President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation freeing all enslaved people in America. However, that news did not travel quickly across the country and in 1865, there were still an estimated 250,000 enslaved people in Texas. Finally, on June 19, 1865 Union Army General Gordon Granger stood on a balcony in Galveston Island, Texas  and announced the total emancipation of those people held as slaves:

"The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere."


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