In partnership with Institute of Black Intellectual Innovation, Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents its first ever Juneteenth celebration on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza! Join the festivities for an afternoon of interactive activities and artistic performances celebrating Black innovation and resilience in music, poetry, visual art, and gardening. Artistic curation by Dr. Natalie Graham, Director of the Institute of Black Intellectual Innovation at California State University, Fullerton.
To understand why Juneteenth is celebrated, it is also essential to understand the impact of racial slavery in the United States. Stay tuned for resources on the Center’s social media channels for resources and opportunities to learn more about the history of Juneteenth and the significance of honoring Juneteenth today. Historical consultation by Dr. Jamila Moore Pewu, Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities and New Media in History at California State University, Fullerton.
Performers & Activities*
3:00 – Dembrebrah West African Drum and Dance Ensemble
3:10 – Pouring of libations and reading of Margaret Walker’s “For My People” with Gwen Alexis
3:20 – The World Is Your Canvas painting activity with KayJo Creatives
5:15 – Seed, Root, Grow, and Flourish: A Poetry Performance, hosted by bridgette bianca and featuring: F. Douglas Brown, Nikia Chaney, James Coats, Maya Adenihun, Romaine Washington, and Marcus Omari
6:30 – Planting for Our Future and Parenting for Liberation with Trina Greene Brown
7:00 – Closing remarks with Dr. Natalie J. Graham
The $10 ticket price for this event includes one socially distanced viewing area (or “pod”), with seating for up to 6 viewers, on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza. Only those attending together are seated in each assigned pod. All supplies required to participate in the festivities will be located at each pod.
Masks must be worn by all guests upon check-in and until they arrive to their assigned viewing areas.
How to Register?
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