ISU community to commemorate Juneteenth on Saturday

The Charles E. Brown African American Cultural Center (AACC) at Indiana State University will host the 2nd annual Juneteenth Celebration from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, June 19.

The event — which will take place at the Center, 301 North 8th Street — will feature a panel discussion plus culturally relevant music and food.

The panelists are ISU students Katya Drake, a graduate student in Geography and Sustainability from Indianapolis; Alexis Hoover, a sophomore Social Justice major from Queens, New York; Rasheed Jones, a senior Computer Engineering Tech major from Hammond, Indiana; Anthony Lane, a junior Mechanical Engineering Technology major from Chicago; and Jonathan Rice a senior African American Studies and Sociology major from Indianapolis. Maya Moran, an intern through the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program, is also a panelist.

This will be the Center’s first in-person event and a virtual option is available. To attend virtually, use this link.

Meeting ID: 936 4294 4589

Passcode: AACC21

“Juneteenth is a vital celebration for Black and African American people,” said Director Tiffany Reed, Ed.D. “Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of the remaining enslaved African Americans in the confederacy, who were unaware of President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation two years prior. Juneteenth is the time to celebrate and remind others of the importance of Black and African lives and their freedom.”