The first Juneteenth celebration to be held in Homer will take place at WKFL Park today.
Juneteenth honors the day news reached Texas that the Civil War was officially over and that those enslaved in America were free by law. That was 155 years ago and more than two year after the passing of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Homer demonstrators join worldwide movement

Jun 1, 2020
Zoe Cramer

Peaceful demonstrations will continue at WKFL Park in Homer every day this week from 2 to 4 p.m. seeking racial justice in response to police violence against African Americans across the country.
    The demonstration, similar to thousands like it large and small around the world, was triggered by the killing of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man, by a Minneapolis Police officer while three other officers watched. It was caught on video and broadcast worldwide.
    Winter Marshall-Allen has organized the End White Silence Movement in Homer.

Students strike to amplify climate issues

Sep 24, 2019

Friday September 20th at 2:50 p.m.: It was Sophie Morin’s voice booming over the high school intercom. Morin is a member of the Homer Youth for Environmental Action, one of the organizers of the student walkout.

She said,  “The climate strike starts now at WKFL park. There are signs out front. Grab one as you go.”

And, students walked out to make their voices heard.

Homer Holds Peaceful Protests After Election

Nov 11, 2016

Demonstrations were seen across the nation last week after the conclusion of this year’s presidential election made Republican Donald Trump the President Elect.

Trump’s campaign, which was largely run on nationalistic rhetoric emboldening white supremacist groups, insulting women, immigrants, and people of non-Judeo Christian faiths, has many Americans upset.

On Friday, Nov. 11, in Homer, residents held two peaceful gatherings at Wisdom, Knowledge, Faith and Love, or WKFL Park.

Mother And Daughter Celebrate Vietnam Vets

Mar 29, 2016
Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

Tuesday was the third Vietnam Veterans Day in a row to be celebrated in Alaska. It was also the third year a mother and daughter from Homer stood inside a local Homer park waving signs supporting Vietnam Vets at passing commuters. President Obama made Vietnam Veterans Day a national holiday in 2012. In 2013 Alaska Governor Sean Parnell followed suit by proclaiming March 29th Vietnam Veterans Day in Alaska. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler visited Christie Hill and her daughter Mckenzie in WKFL Park Tuesday.