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Join us for an immersive Juneteenth celebration, titled Uhuru: Liberation through Education and Cultural Creativity

Jun 19, 2024

Wednesday, June 19 | 4:00-7:00 p.m. | Andreas 111

Juneteenth, Uhuru

Join us for an immersive Juneteenth celebration, titled Uhuru: Liberation through Education and Cultural Creativity. In collaboration with South Florida People of Color, community members will gather at Barry to celebrate freedom and liberation through the sharing of history, art, poetry, music, and dialogue. Participants can engage in expressive arts, indulge in soul food, and be inspired by world-class performances, including a steel drum band, dance troop, and poetry.

Together, we will delve into Juneteenth’s historical significance alongside the Emancipation Proclamation, the Civil War, Florida’s Emancipation Day (May 20), July 4, and the 13th Amendment. Dr. Tameka Hobbs, Library Regional Manager for the African American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale, will illuminate the true narrative of this pivotal moment in history, sparking critical thinking and fostering a deeper understanding.

Art Contest:

We are seeking creative submissions that express your vision of freedom and liberation through the arts: poetry, music, dance, theater, and the visual arts are welcome. Showcase your creativity and contribute to a collective understanding of Juneteenth. Submission deadline is June 12. Open to all ages and skill levels.  For , contact Anita Adoga at anita.adoga@mymail.barry.edu.

Join us to build community through this stimulating and reflective experience!

Sponsored by the Africana Studies Department, Office of J.E.D.I., and South Florida People of Color. Register via . Free and open to the public.

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