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Juneteenth Symposium: Celebrating Black Joy, Hope, and Healing—African American History and Culture

June 15, 2021, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT

10:00 a.m. Welcome
Gregory Thomas, Program Manager, Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives

10:05 a.m. Praise Dance
Michelle Dennis

10:20 a.m. Musical Performance
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church

10:30 a.m. Artist Talk
Tylonn J. Sawyer, Multidisciplinary Artist Educator and Curator

11:30 a.m. Musical Performance
Michigan Gospel Chorale

11:40 a.m. What’s Happening Next
Gregory Thomas, Program Manager, Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives

This event is co-sponsored by Rackham’s Strategic Action Leadership Team, NAACP Ann Arbor Branch, Association of Black Social Work Students, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, Center for Social Solutions, In Collaboration with: Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the CEW+ Women of Color Task Force.

For full symposium information and links to the live stream of events visit

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June 15, 2021
10:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
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