The Art of Freedom: A Juneteenth Celebration
Juneteenth is a celebration of abolition, Black freedom, Black joy, Black history, and Black futures. This year’s U of M event will be centered around Black joy, Black resistance, and Black rest. We will begin the event with a commemorative march for Black lives, a rose memorial, and a moment of silence. This free event – centering on the theme of The Art of Freedom: Joy. Resistance. Rest. – will feature Black vendors, speakers, workshops, poster showcases, storytellers, musicians, performers, DJs, roller skating, books, free food, free haircuts, art-making, a bouncy house, a petting zoo, and more.
The event will begin with a commemorative march, which will start at noon and leave from the University’s Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC). The march will end where the outdoor block party will take place (1-6 pm). This event, led by Professor Terresa Moses, is presented by the Office for Equity and Diversity and the College of Design.