2021 WSU Juneteenth Celebration: Virtual Volunteering with Brilliant Detroit

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Date: June 17, 2021
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Please fill out the form in the event description for how to join
Category: Community

Join the inaugural celebration of Juneteenth at WSU by volunteering with Brilliant Detroit on June 17th at 5PM!

Engaging with the history of Black Bottom, and working with local youth, volunteers will facilitate activities that introduce Alice Randall's Black Bottom Saints playing cards. Volunteers can attend a brief training session prior to the event which is TBA. This session will include tips on engaging with students virtually, a history of Black Bottom and introduce the playing cards.

Prior to the event, participating families will receive the playing cards in advance. On the day of the event, staff will provide a short orientation to youth joining. This will include introducing the playing cards and a brief history of Black Bottom. After the orientation, small groups of participating youth will be placed in Zoom breakout rooms with WSU volunteers to engage in activities using the playing cards.

Activities may include a scavenger hunt, matching and association games, and/or traditional card games. We may also have students create their own cards in the style of a Black Bottom Saints card using a template. A document will be sent to families with additional games to play at home.

Information on Black Bottom: https://detroithistorical.org/learn/encyclopedia-of-detroit/black-bottom-neighborhood


Please sign up for this event in advance by filling out this form.

June 2021