Join the second annual Michigan State University Juneteenth Celebration on Friday, June 17, 2022, from 5-9 p.m. at the Breslin Center.
Juneteenth (abbreviation for June 19th) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans.
The celebration’s theme of AFROFUTURISM centers Black history to envision futures of Black liberation.
The event will feature the Harlem Renaissance and Idlewild student art exhibit and performances, and the Black Wall Street business exhibition to center Black student entrepreneurship. The program will include messages from campus leaders and live music and food.
The keynote speaker is Julian Chambliss, Department of English Professor, whose engagement with Afrofuturism spans teaching, research and public programming. Dr. Chambliss’ Afrofuturism work can be followed on his dedicated website AFROFANTASTIC.