by ABNER HÄUGE
UPDATE 16 JUNE 2021, 6:03PM: This article was updated to include leaked private Instagram messages between Monterey County Protest, Serendipity Farms and Juneteenth Coalition.
UPDATE 17 JUNE 2021, 2:45PM: This article was updated after the deadline for comment by the parties LCRW reached out to passed.
A Monterey County nonprofit is calling off an event where people do unpaid labor in a field to somehow commemorate Juneteenth, the newly-recognized Federal Holiday celebrating the emancipation of slaves at the end of the Civil War. The aptly–named (or maybe not) Juneteenth Coalition’s event, “Anguish of the Elders” (archive,) was to be held in the wealthy Carmel Valley. The plan was for people to fast “from sunup to sundown,” show up to Serendipity Farms on Carmel Valley Road and “[perform] 246 minutes of field work for 246 years of enslavement.”Read more →