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The city of Detroit is holding a weeklong celebration for Juneteenth. Juneteenth honors the day in 1865 when United States soldiers announced the news of the Emancipation Proclamation to enslaved African Americans in Texas. The official anniversary date is June 19.

Monday, June 15th, 6PM – Juneteenth Kickoff Event – A curated discussion with Detroit Historian Jamon Jordan and City of Detroit Director of the Civil Rights, Inclusion & Opportunity, Charity Dean

Tuesday, June 16th, 6PM – Black Mental Health Matters – Staying sane during two pandemics, COVID-19 and Racism, Q&A with Licensed Therapist Charnell Dortch

Tuesday, June 16th, 7:30PM – Get fit with a live workout with certified fitness instructor Dr. Fitt Britt

Wednesday, June 17th, 6PM – Black Education Matters – A conversation on the importance of education and equity in the black community, Kristen Howard, DPSCD, Jennifer Smith, Closing The Gap Detroit, Erik Dean, Dean of Students at Cornerstone’s Washington-Parks Academy

Wednesday, June 17th, 7:30PM – Growing the Black Dollar – Building generational wealth in the Black community, Wardell Littles, Financial Advisor, Ty Thorpe, Financial Advisor, Shannon Smith, Banker, Portia Powell, Banker

Thursday, June 18th, 6PM – Criminal Justice Reform – Fixing a broken system, Nicole Huddleston, Detroit Justice Center, Boyd White, Attorney, Richard Mack, Attorney

Thursday June 18th, 7:30PM– Black Business Matters- Charles Nolan, Owner of Cutters Bar & Grill and Regina Gaines, Owner of House Pur Vin, facilitated by James Feagin, Places +PEOPLE

Friday June 19th, 12PM- The Charles H. Wright Museum is one of six leading Black museums that will launch a digital commemoration, BLKFREEDOM.org

Friday June 19th, 3PM-8PM- The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy is partnering with D. Cipher to host “Arising: A Juneteenth Celebration” at the Campbell Terrace along the Dequindre Cut.

Friday June 19th, 12PM-4PM- A youth-led protest, Route to Growth, will be held at Detroit Police Department’s Third Precinct

Friday June 19th, 2PM- Detroit Action will host an online event  that will address the history, status and solutions to systemic racism. Michigan Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist will also speak about the current state of criminal justice reform.

 

Sources: WXYZ