Juneteenth Mobility Stroll & Roll



8 a.m. – Registration Opens
9 a.m. – Opening Program
9:30 a.m. – Warm-Up led by fitness instructors
10 a.m. – Stroll & Roll begins!
12 – 2 p.m. – Activities in City Hall Park


Opening program speakers:


▪️ Emcee Josh Landon, FOX2 News
▪️ EDDDA Chairperson Julia Kapilango
▪️ City of Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad
▪️ Christ Episcopal Church, Rector Rev. Terri C. Pilarski
▪️ Burning Bush International Ministries Bishop Don. W. Shelby
▪️ Michael Joseph, Detroit President of Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
▪️ U.S. Representative, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell
▪️ Attorney General Dana Nessel
▪️ State Representative Abdullah Hammoud
▪️ City of Detroit Councilwoman Raquel Castañeda-López
▪️ City of Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad
▪️ City of Detroit Executive Director of Transit Mikel Oglesby of the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT)
▪️ Deputy General Manager at Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) Robert Cramer
▪️ Pastor Maurice Hardwick, Live in Peace Movement



There will be a registration table on-site, located at the entrance to City Hall Park off Michigan. Please be sure to check in at registration if you registered in advance. Waivers are required to participate, which will be available at the registration table.


Michigan Avenue will be closed in both directions from Schlaff Street to Wyoming from 7a.m. – 12 p.m. Detours will be posted to access streets and parking lots surrounding the downtown and along Michigan Avenue. The street closure between Schlaff and Schaefer will also remain in place until 2pm to allow for safe pedestrian flow around City Hall Park.


Road Closure Timeline:
7 a.m. – Michigan Avenue Road closure begins from Schlaff to Wyoming
9 a.m. – Opening Ceremony
10 a.m. – Stroll & Roll Start
12 p.m. – Michigan Avenue reopens between Schaefer and Wyoming
2 p.m. – Event Closes – Michigan Avenue fully reopens


Schaefer Road will be accessible to cross over Michigan Avenue with traffic directed by the Dearborn Police Department. Travelers can access the downtown area by using Schaefer Road from the north at Ford Road and south at I-94. From the west on Michigan Avenue, turn right on Schlaff, head south to Prospect Street, and east to Schaefer Road. From the east, turn right on Wyoming to Ford Road, head west to Schaefer.


North and southbound Oakman will be open for cross over traffic at Michigan Avenue directed by the Dearborn Police Department.


South of Michigan off Schaefer:
Nagy Lot off John Nagy Drive located directly behind City Hall Artspace between Schaefer and Maple. Access from Schaefer at John Nagy Drive to the west.


Dearborn Town Center Parking Structure at Osobrne located behind the Dearborn Town Center/Beaumont building at the corner of Michigan and Schaefer. Access off Schaefer at Osborne to the east.


North of Michigan off Schaefer:
5050 Lot located behind the Masri Medical building at the corner of Michigan and Schaefer. Access off Schaefer at Colson to the east at O’Reilly’s Auto Parts.


Neckel Lot located behind the Arab American Museum. Access off Schaefer at Colson to the west in front of Dearborn Fresh.




Join us on Saturday, June 19th from 9 AM – 2 PM  at City Hall Park and City Hall Artspace Lofts located at Michigan & Schaefer in Dearborn for the Juneteenth Roll & Stroll!

For too long in America the simple ease of mobility—one’s ability to move between different levels in society—was not a reality for African Americans. Their movement once restricted by the unjust Jim Crow laws of the South gave rise to the Great Migration to northern cities. By car, train, or bus and sometimes on foot, they went in search of better opportunities.

This new freedom of movement became a force to dismantle racial barriers and make a direct impact on the building up of wealth in African American communities that has stretched across generations. In celebration of those who journeyed so far, we present the Juneteenth Mobility Stroll and Roll.

The Stroll and Roll, hosted by the East Dearborn Downtown Development Authority, is just one of several major events planned for 2021. A broad range of transportation modes that represent the current ways that we connect with one another, community and resources will include bikes, motorcycles, vespas, skateboards, scooters, autonomous cars, hybrid buses and walking.

The route will begin at Michigan Avenue and Schaefer and end at City Hall Park. Several stops are planned along the route. The Stroll and Roll will also have an array of fun activities geared toward all ages including a Kid’s Zone and a Mobility Zone as part of the attractions.

Other Information:

  • A Kick Off Program featuring dignitaries, speakers, music, and a stretching session will be offered from 9 – 10 AM on the steps of City Hall Artspace.
  • The Stroll & Roll starts at 10 AM
  • Stations & Vendors will be located along the route
  • There will also be voting stations hosted by the A Philip Randolph Institute to help get people registered.
  • Businesses will be welcoming along the route
  • Vendors planned in City Hall Park before and after the event.




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Thank you to our Juneteenth Mobility Stroll & Roll Sponsors!




UAW 2280, IBEW Local 58  & Ironworkers Local 25

The East Dearborn Downtown Development Authority is proud to partner with the following organizations: