BFSA Events

Juneteenth 2023

  • Red and Black on the GreenJune 15, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Celebratory luncheon and Black business owners vendor fair at the University Club
  • Race 4 Justice: June 17, 8:00 a.m.-12p.m. 5-person teams complete a relay of 26 total laps -- each lap dedicated to one year of Breonna’s life. Individuals can register for a 1.3 mile run/walk -- Breonna's life was taken on March 13th. Virtual registration is also available. We highly encourage anyone in the community who supports our mission but cannot attend to sign up "virtually". When you sign up virtually you support our mission and contribute to the great organizations above. Virtual participants may "join" us in their own way on 18th - run/walk/roll for 26 minutes, 26 miles, 5 blocks, 1.3 miles or anything you can think of!! 

Juneteenth 2022

Known to some as the country's “second Independence Day,” Juneteenth celebrates the freedom of enslaved people in the United States at the end of the Civil War. Juneteenth 2022 will be celebrated on June 19. UofL will host various events and activities in June to commemorate the event. Mark your calendars for:

  • Juneteenth Lecture Series: June 13, 12-1:30 p.m. Keynote: Mary Frances Berry, renowned historian, writer, lawyer, activist, and professor who focuses on U.S. constitutional law and African American history.
  • Juneteenth and Cash Bail: Fighting for Freedom: June 14, 12-1 p.m. A panel discussion focused on Juneteenth, cash bail, and racial justice work.
  • Power to the People: June 15, 6-8 p.m. A catered meet-and-greet with the opportunity to engage with political leaders who identify as Black/African American, both currently sitting and running for election. (CANCELED)
  • Red and Black on the Green: June 16, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Celebratory luncheon and Black business owners vendor fair.
  • Tom Owen's historical Black UofL walking tour: June 17, 12-1:15 p.m. A tour of Belknap Campus designed to highlight historical points around UofL relative to Blacks/African Americans.
  • Back to our Roots: June 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Roots 101 African American Museum free tour.
  • Power of Prayer: June 19, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Virtual church service at Burnett Avenue Church.

For more information, see the links above for details and registration.