A protest and community vigil takes place at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights on Juneteenth 2020
On June 19, 2020, community members came together to stand in solidarity with the Black community, who are disproportionately experiencing violence by law enforcement. Residents and community organizers throughout Boyle Heights came to support and heal with one another in the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless others.
Danzantes commenced ceremony, accompanied by a land acknowledgement, followed by speeches on the Mariachi Plaza Stage from community members including Cecily Myart-Cruz, the United Teachers of Los Angeles union president elect. The sound recording below is an interview with Ricardo Diaz, an attendee at the Juneteenth Vigil.