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Juneteenth: Events

Celebrate and learn about the Juneteenth holiday with these resources.

Juneteenth Breakfast and a Book

Join us for the upcoming Belonging, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Advisory Council Books + More event!

We are reading On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed, which you can access using the links below. Scan the QR code to register.

 

For more Juneteenth events happening in South Florida, continue to scroll down. 

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*Note copies may also be available at your local library.

Events (In Person)

All Together Now A Celebration of Liberty, Unity & Community 

Saturday, June 10 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Join us for All Together Now: A Celebration of Liberty, Unity, and Community.

This Broward County Library event will take place at the South Regional Broward College Library on June 10th, 2023 from 1:00 – 4:00PM.

Learn about the history of Juneteenth, attend a film screening of Black Voices/Black Stories followed by a moderated talk on the film, sample some traditional African American soul food, and enjoy live music. 


Juneteenth Pop Up Art Exhibit 

Monday, June 12 | 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

A Juneteenth Pop Up Display by David Miller, Pompano Cultural Arts Ambassador located on the first floor of the library.


The Story of Juneteenth

Thursday, June 15 | 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Juneteenth is a National Holiday. Learn about the story of Juneteenth, how it came into existence, its importance and, how it was and is celebrated.


Juneteenth: Celebrating Black Joy

Thursday, June 15 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Inspiring and uplifting South Florida Black Culture through word and music.


Blues and Sweet Potato Pie Festival

Saturday, June 17 | 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The annual Blues and Sweet Potato Pie Festival is held in Apollo Park next to Northwest Branch Library. The event includes food vendors, music, presentations, games and more. All ages welcome. Special Library Hours 10-6.


Juneteenth: A Musical Celebration

Saturday, June 17 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Broward County Main Library is hosting an informative, educational, and fun event for the entire community.

Alto Zoretta Hopkins will educate and entertain participants with her popular performance as Harriet Tubman. Ms. Hopkins will take participants on a ride through slavery, freedom, and the Underground Railroad.


Juneteenth – An American Story

Saturday, June 17 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Join us for this enlightening and interactive presentation that shares the history of Juneteenth and its importance to American History.


Juneteenth Carver Ranches Community Celebration With Jus' Cynthia and Friends

Saturday, June 17 | 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Readings Poetry and Music to celebrate Juneteenth Freedom Day.

Juneteenth National Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States since June 2021. It is also known as Jubilee Day, Emancipation Day, Freedom, Black Independence Day and Freedom Day. 

This gathering is not just to dance and have a good time , but to honor all those courageous African Americans back then, to remember the struggle, to keep this important history alive and to pass this knowledge to the futures generations. 


AFROFANTASTIC - Exhibit The Black Imaginary in Art, Literature, and Technology

Thursday, June 22 | 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The concept of Afrofuturism through the lens of art, literature and technology

The concept of Afrofuturism refers to an “intersection of speculative practice and liberation” because “striving toward freedom has required the Black imagination to see new paths and imagine different worlds.” Writers like Octavia Butler have used the genre of science fiction to imagine Black life at the nexus of the past, future, and fantasy. Similarly, artificial intelligence (Ai), although not a new technology, is being used by a new generation of artists to create vivid and fantastical images of Black life in the future. While many Black people are frustrated by the lack of positive representation in contemporary media, Ai technology is being used by Black people around the world to imagine new worlds, spaces, and possibilities for Black life. Employing the tools of art, literature, and technology Black creators are not only able to envision what Black people of the future may look like but are also able to recreate images of our past.

 

Events (Online)

But I’m not Black, I’m West Indian Afro-Caribbean Literacies of Language, Color, and Migration (Online) 

Thursday, June 15 | 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Join us for A Juneteenth and Caribbean History discussion on the literary experiences of Afro-Caribbean immigrants in the United States. Presented by Dr. Patriann Smith

In this presentation, Dr. Patriann Smith shares insights from the literacy experiences of Afro-Caribbean youth and adults about how they wrestled with race, language, and immigration in the United States. Based on these insights, Dr. Smith describes how the experiences of Afro-Caribbean immigrants position them to contribute significantly to literacy education, on both the national and international landscape.