Juneteenth: Freedoms, education and resilience
This event is in the past.
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Juneteenth is a day when Black freedom and joy are celebrated. It has a rich history that celebrates Blackness and the continued push for racial equity and justice. While the holiday provides an opportunity to reflect, educate and advocate for the values of freedom that are contradicted by different practices and norms, Juneteenth is often left out of school curriculum and history textbooks.
The Wayne State Organization of Black Alumni presents a Juneteenth panel discussion that examines American freedoms in school systems and beyond.
In this enlightening panel discussion, Wayne State educators reflect on the historical significance of Juneteenth and the educational importance in American classrooms. Panelists will also share their visionary plan to help educate the communities they serve that brings forth the recognition, celebration and service to Juneteenth.
Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights Freedom Hall Atrium and Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium
471 W. Palmer St., Detroit, MI 48202
5:30 to 6 p.m. – Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights Freedom Hall Atrium, Wayne Law Building
6:15 to 7:30 p.m. – Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium, Wayne Law Building
MASTER OF CEREMONY
Gregory Bowens '92
Owner, Bowens & Co.
Founder, Past President, Executive Board Member
Grosse Pointe & Harper Woods NAACP Branch
Sherry Gay-Dagnogo, M.Ed. '04, '08
Detroit Public Schools Board of Education at-large member
Former State Representative, Michigan 8th House District
Corporate Counsel & EVP for Equitable Engagement
Joe Bush, Jr. '23
Director of Mentoring and Operations
Black Male Educators Alliance (BMEA)
Dr. Adrienne Nathan '23
Director of Community Partnerships and Outreach
Wayne Westland Community Schools
Gregory Anderson '18
Director, Flip the Script Empowerment Programs
Kristin Johnston '20
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
University of Detroit Mercy
For more information on other Juneteenth events and celebrations, visit the Juneteenth website.
This event is open to the Wayne State community and broader public.