Celebrate Juneteenth 2022 with some of these events and happenings from all around town
Juneteenth is celebrated each year on June nineteenth (hence the name), and marks the day the executive order to free 250,000 African Americans from slavery went into effect.
First observed and celebrated in Texas, it’s now a nationally observed holiday and was first recognized as a day off and signed into law in Florida on June 17, 2021. It’s a significant reminder of resilience, freedom, and power, and here are some incredible ways to celebrate and observe Juneteenth 2022 in Miami:
FIU’s Juneteenth 2022 Freedom Day Celebrations (June 11-18)
Florida International University, also known as FIU, is hosting a week-long celebration featuring multiple seminars and lectures, events, and activities to honor Juneteenth 2022. Known as their Freedom Day Celebrations, the event’s theme this year is Celebrate, Educate, Heal. They’re honoring the sacrifices of those who fought for freedom while educating those who reap the benefits of these inequities even today.
The Juneteenth Experience at the North Beach Bandshell (June 19)
The Juneteenth Experience is being hosted at the North Beach Bandshell on June 19 and will feature performances, commentary, and more. Presented by Hued Songs, you can expect there to be some riveting performances, a ton of audience engagement, and some powerful emotions and conversations happening around there. You can find more details here; however, the event is free to attend and starts at 6:30 pm.
Another exciting event happening right in downtown Miami is the launch of the Juneteenth Juke Joint at the Adrienne Arsht Center on June 16. Tickets range from $25-200, but the event is packed with some incredible talent and honors black history via music. DJ Nickymix will share some amazing Pan-African music while and Miami R&B singer LaVie will ensure that everyone has a great time.
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