We Are the Noise: The Echoes of Our Ancestors

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2024 umn juneteenth announcement

Juneteenth is a celebration of abolition, Black freedom, Black joy, Black history, and Black futures. This year’s event will be centered around disruption, reverberation, and amplification with our 2024 theme: We are the Noise- The Echoes of our Ancestors! This interactive block party includes a commemorative march, live performances, free food, Black vendors, giveaways, art-making, workshops, roller skating, and an interactive kids zone.

The University of Minnesota will host its third annual Juneteenth Celebration block party and commemorative march in North Minneapolis on Saturday, June 15, 2024, from 11 am to 5 pm. This free event – centering on the theme of We Are the Noise: The Echoes of Our Ancestors – will feature Black vendors, speakers, workshops, fashion show, storytellers, drumline, dancers, musicians, performers, DJs, live screen printing, roller skating, books, free food, free haircuts, art-making, a bouncy house, petting zoo, and more. The event will be held at the University’s Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC). This event, led by Professor Terresa Moses, is presented by the Office for Equity and Diversity and the College of Design.

Sponsors, Organizations/Vendors, Workshops/Posters, and Raffle/Swag interests/proposals are being accepted until March 31.

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Office for Equity and Diversity | College of Design | University Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) 

College of Liberal Arts | Medical School | Extension | Carlson School of Management | School of Public Health

Last updated May 21, 2024. More to come.