Though we cannot get together in-person to celebrate Juneteenth this year, we certainly couldn’t pass up the opportunity to recognize this important holiday! Join us on June 19 for virtual programs, videos, community conversation prompts and more.
We’ve put together a list of resources including films, books and children’s books for those that would like to learn more about Juneteenth.
9 a.m. – We want to know “Who inspires you?” – Please leave a comment on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
10 a.m. – We encourage you to watch a #TEDxIndianapolis Talk by Joshua Thompson and Vajuan Savage. These local artists, both of African descent in each of their own disciplines ask the core question, “Where are “WE”?” Click here to watch the video.
11 a.m. – Enjoy Classical Music Indy’s podcast, “Melanated Moments” with Joshua Thompson and Angela Brown. This podcast spotlights musical works composed by, for, and about people of color. You can find this podcast on iTunes by clicking here. And please consider making a donation to Classical Music Indy to keep this great podcast going.
Noon – 1 p.m. – The History of Juneteenth and Systemic Racism & Solutions: Participate in a live Zoom conversation with Dr. James C. Anyike, Lead Servant/Pastor of Scott United Methodist Church, and Tammy L. Cooper, Black History Educator & College Professor. The talk is free to attend, registration is required. Click here to snag your spot.
1 p.m. – We want to know“What does freedom mean to you?” – Please leave a comment on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
2 p.m. – Join Eiteljorg curator of Western art, history and culture, Johanna M. Blume, for a live Zoom talk about Rosita Thomas’s quilt entitled, Power to the People, featured in the Quilts: Uncovering Women’s Stories exhibition. The talk is free to attend, registration is required. Click here to snag your spot.
3 p.m. – Enjoy a special performance by local artist, Manon Voice. Click here to watch it.
4 p.m. – Take part in our Art as Activism activity. Click here to download the worksheet.