Juneteenth CommUNITY Celebration

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Event

Come learn about Juneteenth in the context of the current civil rights movement!

Join the African, Black, American, Caribbean (ABAC) Employee Resource Group, the Institute Community & Equity Office, MIT Human Resources, and facilitator Melissa Mueller-Douglas in exploring the nuanced background of the holiday, while providing a platform to express its importance during this period of transition.

Some sample discussion topics may include:

  • The background of the holiday and why the Black community celebrates June 19th vs. the emancipation proclamation.
  • Ways oppression and subjugation changed the Black community, and ways it hasn't.
  • Contrasting the meaning behind July 4th vs. Juneteenth.
  • Why or why not Juneteenth should be a national holiday.
  • Evolving black identities in modern US society.

All members of the MIT community are invited to attend.

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Workshops/Fairs, Community Event

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Academic, Diversity/Inclusion, General

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MIT Community, Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff



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