2017 Juneteenth celebration at UAA

by Michelle Saport  |   

Juneteenth 2017Juneteenth is the celebration of the full enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation. UAA's Juneteenth Celebration features three separate events.

BBQ On Wednesday, June 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Cuddy Quad, come down for a BBQ with food provided by Smokehouse BBQ, music by the Robert Arms Jazz Ensemble, a free throw challenge, a pie eating contest, tie-dyed t-shirts and more. BBQ is free for UAA students, $5 for UAA staff/faculty and $8 for the general public.

FILM On Wednesday, June 14 at 7 p.m. in the Wendy Williamson Auditorium, join us for a free showing of the Oscar-nominated documentary "I Am Not Your Negro," an exploration of race in the United States as observed by the esteemed author James Baldwin. This event is free and open to the public.

KEYNOTE On Thursday, June 15 at 7 p.m. in the Wendy Williamson Auditorium, enjoy a keynote address by one of America's leading intellectual voices, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill. He is the host of BET News and a frequent contributor for CNN, NPR, MSNBC, The Washington Post and The New York Times. He will talk about the history of Juneteenth and its relevance in today's society. This event is free for UAA students and $5 for the general public. Tickets are on sale now at UAATix.com.

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