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Michigan State University | Juneteenth Celebration

June 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

For the first time, on Saturday, June 19, 2021, Michigan State University will host a university-wide and in-person celebration of Juneteenth to commemorate the freeing of enslaved African Americans in the United States.
Juneteenth (short for “June nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed.
This event is of great significance to the African American community and everyone—students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and the local community—is invited to join the celebration.
The program will include remarks by Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Jabbar R. Bennett, Ph.D.; Board of Trustees Rema Vassar, Ph.D.; Vice President of Public Safety and Chief of Police Marlon Lynch; as well as key campus leaders from MSU Black Alumni Inc.; Black Faculty, Staff and Administrators Association; Black Students’ Association; and Black Graduate Student Association.
The historic commemoration will include a panel discussion, live music and food. This will be a landmark cultural event designed to build community and to draw recognition to such a historical triumph
RSVP* (limited seating): http://bit.ly/MSUJuneteenth
*Attendees will be required to fill out MSU’s Health Screening prior to coming on the same day https://covidresponse.msu.edu/health-screening


June 19
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Munn Field
509 Birch
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
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