There are multiple activities and events taking place in Madison through the weekend in celebration of Juneteenth!
The Kujichagulia Madison Center for Self-Determination has been hosting events all week and will continue through June 20th.
Still to come:
Thursday, June 18th
- Black & Educated Virtual College Fair 3:30-4:30pm Register here
High school students and families are invited to this free event to learn more about the college admissions process and scholarship opportunities available at Edgewood College, Madison College, and UW-Madison.
- Black & Educated: Juneteenth and the Law 4:30pm Day-Of Link
In partnership with the UW-Madison Black Law Student Association & Kujichagulia Madison Center for Self-Determination, Juneteenth is proud to present this event. The engaging panel will be moderated by driven Black future attorneys. In a time where society is ready for change, how do we continue this movement in the way we write policies, select legislators & end voter suppression?
- Virtual Spoken Word & Poetry Open Mic Night 7:00-8:30pm Register + Day-Of Link
Join to hear from some of Madison’s premiere spoken word artists as we honor and celebrate Juneteenth. Featured poets include T. S. Banks, Monica Davidson, Rob Dz, and Derek Johnson. This event is free and open to adults 18+.
Friday, June 19th
- Opening Ceremony 5:00pm Day-Of Link
- Black Music Matters 6:30pm Day-Of Link
Madison’s 2020 Virtual Juneteenth is proud to present: Black Music Matters with singer, songwriter, conductor, and producer, Adrian Dunn. Join Kujichagulia’s Virtual Juneteenth Celebration on Facebook Live for this amazing conversation and a special presentation of his latest piece “I Open my Mouth” in honor of Eric Garner and George Floyd.
- Community Line Dancing Lessons Day-Of Link
- Line Dance Lessons 7:00pm
- Join for an hour of learning the most popular Community Line Dances from the Biker Shuffle to the Wobble with Madison’s very own DJ Ace!
- Club Quarantine 8:00pm
- Join to pay tribute to black music from R&B, to Jazz and Hip-Hop. Featuring Madison’s very own DJ M. White!
- Line Dance Lessons 7:00pm
Saturday, June 20th
- Youth Recognition in Performance 12:00pm Day-Of Link
- The Strength of our Resilience | Black Voices Matter 1:00-3:00pm Register + Day-Of Link
This year the world is facing uncertain times. Acknowledging the ability of African Americans to thrive, survive, and build in the face of adversity is part of history that Kujichagulia, Madison Center for Self Determination values. “The Strength of Our Resilience” session will serve as an opportunity to drive the discussion for the COVID-19 Community Listening Sessions. In collaboration with the UW Carbone Cancer Center, this space will be dedicated to affirming the messages that are key to the successful transitions through these difficult times.
- Online Cooking Demonstration 11:00am & 6:00pm Register + Family Dinner Booklet
- Closing Ceremony 7:00pm Day-Of Link
The UW-Madison Center for Community Engagement and Health Partnerships is hosting a webinar on Friday, June 19, from 11:00-4:00pm on ‘Addressing Systemic Racism: From its Origins to its Impact Throughout Life’.
The event will feature presentations by Patricia McManus, PhD, RN, Sheri Johnson, PhD, and Beverly Hutcherson, MS, along with Q&A. Register here!
Update June 30, 2020:
Find the permanent page of resources on the Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families (LIHF) website that houses the following:
- A recording of the full five-hour session
- Access to each of the presenter’s slides
Here is a link to the page: https://lihf.wisc.edu/addressingracism.html