Juneteenth is June 19 - Madison

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Save the Date: Juneteenth is June 19

June 16 - 19th

Celebrate Juneteenth in Madison and Beyond

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The week of activities will culminate on Juneteenth - Saturday, June 19th


FUS is honored to be working with the Kujichagulia Madison Center for Self Determination to help produce and promote their 2021 Juneteenth activities happening on and around June 19. Watch for more information coming soon. 

* The Building Unity "UnityMobile" will be in Penn Park on Juneteenth (Saturday, June 19) for the in person Juneteenth celebrations that will be happening there from 12 noon - 4 pm.  

* At 6:30 pm there will be a special Juneteenth virtual "Town Hall" on the subject of "Free College for All" as a very important step towards racial and economic justice for all.

We're facing multiple challenges in this country, from climate change, to economic inequality; but another great challenge we face is the cost of college, and the looming college debt crisis. We have more than 1.6 trillion dollars in student debt. This debt is holding back former students from participating in the broader economy, because they are worried about the debt they already have piled up from attending school. Not to mention this crisis is compounded for people of color in this country, who take on more debt on average than their white counterparts, and have a tougher time paying back those loans. So this Juneteenth, we want to dive further into the topic of tuition free college and student debt cancellation, and focus on how it will help uplift black and brown people in this country. We are excited to be partnering with Rise, a student led organization dedicated to making college free and accessible to all. Join us on June 19th at 6:30 p.m. as we tackle the student debt crisis, and discuss ways we can make college a right and not just a privilege. Register here

From Wikipedia: "Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. Originating in Galveston, Texas, it is now celebrated annually on the 19th of June throughout the United States, with varying official recognition. It is commemorated on the anniversary date of the June 19, 1865 announcement by Union Army General Gordon Granger, proclaiming freedom from slavery in Texas."

Sent to WNPJ by Tim Cordon timc@fusmadison.org