Students, faculty, staff, and friends are invited on campus for Juneteenth, the newest national holiday, a celebration of African American emancipation on Wednesday, June 14, noon - 2 p.m. in T.1400.
This community-wide Juneteenth event will include live jazz music performed by Kenne Thomas and Lifeforce, lunch catered by Tiffin Man, and a presentation featuring activist, film maker, producer, and community organizer Lee H. Jordan, sharing the what, why and how of Juneteenth.
Jordan combines his many skills to capture inspiring experiences that promote Black American history and the celebration of family. Jordan’s Juneteenth journey began in the 1980’s and led to his current position as Mid-West and State Director for the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF) and Community Liaison for the local Minnesota Juneteenth organization.
This will be an event to remember. Come to socialize, eat lunch, hear great music, and learn about the importance of Juneteenth.
This event is hosted by the MLK Day Committee, AME (African American Empowerment) and the Office of Student Life.