Juneteenth is a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States
The Office of Multicultural Affairs encourages community members to spend the day learning more about the effects of slavery and racism in America, and supporting Black-owned businesses. Karl Constant and Dorothy Pleas from the Office of Multicultural Affairs have curated a list of events for learning and celebration at home or in the local area. Events listed are on June 19th except where indicated.
- Illinois Holocaust Museum - Virtual Tulsa Race Massacre Panel Discussion (Thursday, June 17)
- Alvin Ailey Extension - West African Dance Class
- Oldtown School of Folk Music - Livestream of The Original Chicago Blues All-Stars Revue
- Morton Grove Public Library - Juneteenth Informational Session
- DuSable Museum of African-American History, Chicago - Juneteenth Museum Reopening
- Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago - Black Creativity Family Day
- National A. Phillip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum, Chicago - Citywide Caravan Parade & Festival.
- Trailside Museum of Natural History, River Forest - Children’s Story Trail and Craft: Juneteenth (June 12-19)
- Skokie Park District - Juneteenth events
- Malcolm X College, Chicago - Dr. Charles R. Drew Blood Drive
- MLK Park, Aurora - Juneteenth Unity Car Parade
While you’re celebrating Juneteenth, keep in mind safety precautions to keep you and your family safe.
Special thanks to Dorothy Pleas and Karl Constant for their contributions to the above content.