Juneteenth CommUNITY Celebration
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:00pmVirtual 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.