A New Freedom: Black Voices Honoring Juneteenth in a Time of Struggle
Friday, June 19, 2020 at 6:00PM CT
Virtual doors open at 5:45PM CT
Livestream A New Freedom: Black Voices Honoring Juneteenth in a Time of Struggle, a virtual concert of music and spoken word featuring Black CCC alumni. Featured artists include Phillip Armstrong, Jonathan Green, Nicole Heaston, Chloé Johnson, Keanon Kyles, Brandon Lampkin, Jonita Lattimore, Avilla Martin, W. Mitchell Owens, III, Tramaine Parker, Michael Preacely, Isaiah Robinson, Rachel Robinson, Allison Semmes and Jonathan Swain.
As an organization founded in direct response to the Civil Rights Movement in 1956, we unequivocally assert that Black Lives Matter. Juneteenth is our call to action to persist and insist on the fullness of freedom promised to some 250,000 emancipated Africans in Texas in 1865 and all of our ancestors of African descent, who were repeatedly denied equality and opportunity. Juneteenth celebrates dutiful resistance to systemic oppression and criminalization of Black skin and the resilience of our ancestors who endeavored to stand at fatal risk for the freedoms that Civil Rights leaders and Black Lives Matter protesters fight for today. Change does not happen without struggle and demonstration.
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Event Graphic Design by CCC alumnus Jonathan Swain