Juneteenth is almost here! While we know there is much work to be done, we are proud to be part of a larger organization that took the critical step to acknowledge Juneteenth as an official Holiday.
To quote the BU Center for Antiracist Research led by Anti Racist leader, Ibram X. Kendi, Juneteenth “has long been a revered and important day in African American history. According to [BU] President Brown’s announcement, BU’s recognition of this holiday will allow us to “celebrate and reflect on the meaning of the day in 1865”.
We use this day to reflect, learn and grow. And what better way to do that than through art? Check out this list of resources for upcoming arts focused Juneteenth events around Boston this weekend. Yet another opportunity for artmaking and community building includes Healing Through The Arts Part 2. And there are more celebrations at Copley Square and Carson Beach through Juneteenth Boston: Black Joy.
For more resources for families, including, The Boston Globe article “What Does The Juneteenth Flag Mean,” the BU Today article “10 Powerful Books for Adults, Teens, Kids to Celebrate and Understand Juneteenth,” and We Are Teachers “17 Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth With Kids,” visit: https://www.wheelockfamilytheatre.org/whee-news/