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A Sober Conversation About Juneteenth

June 17, 2022 @ 2:00 pm

Moderated by Nakia Hoskins and Brian Robinson on Zoom.

Before we celebrate Juneteenth with a lot of exuberant joy, join us for a sober conversation about the honest realities of what liberation means for people who are the descendants of enslaved Africans in the United States. We will open with some of the facts of the holiday of Juneteenth historically, and why it is significant for today (in the USA, in North Carolina, and at higher education institutions).

The organizers ask attendees to review this blog to get a sense of why a “sober conversation” is needed:

Juneteenth As A National Holiday Is Symbolism Without Progress,” by NPR

However, attendees are invited to come as they are with the purpose of diving deeper into the significance of hosting a Juneteenth Celebration in 2022. Register here.