UofL Juneteenth Week of Celebration

When Jun 13, 2022 12:00 PM to
Jun 19, 2022 12:00 PM
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UofL Juneteenth Week of CelebrationCommemorating a day of freedom | UofL News
June 13-19, 2022
The University welcomes you to join us for a series of Juneteenth events! The Black Faculty/Staff Association along with the Office of the President, Office of Community Engagement, UofL Standing Up for Racial Justice (UofL SURJ), the Commission on Diversity and Racial Equity (CODRE), the Cultural Center, Office of Diversity and Equity and various university sponsors present the second annual Juneteenth Week of Power and Policy. Join us for this exciting week of events focused on the education and celebration commemorating the delayed emancipation of enslaved people in the U.S. on June 19, 1865.

The schedule includes:

  • 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.
  • 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 on 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.

Please visit the Juneteenth Events Channel and be sure to register for each event.

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