How to Celebrate Juneteenth at TC and Beyond Teachers College Appoints Director of Online Learning, Will Trevor Campus Access Up…

Juneteenth 2024 social card

With the TC Community 
Witness the Impact of Black Artists
June 15, June 18 and June 25
At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, visit the “Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism” exhibition, which features work from TC alums Charles Alston and Aaron Douglas. TC alumni can even view the exhibit in special events hosted by TC Alumni & Community Engagement on June 15 and June 25. 

TC alums Aaron Douglas and  Charles Alston, whose work is currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Photos: the University of Nebraska and Wikimedia Commons) 

Additionally, in honor of Freedom Day, two notable Black artists will speak to museum visitors about their work and its connections to Juneteenth on June 18. At 11 a.m., Nnenna Ogwo — a pianist, educator and founder of Juneteenth Legacy Project — will perform a piece and offer a deep dive into the connection between music and Juneteenth celebrations. At 1 p.m., artist Beau McCall, who utilizes buttons and upcycled materials in his work, will speak on his connections to Harlem and how buttons are connected to Juneteenth.
Get Moving with the Juneteenth March
June 19, 1 p.m.
Join Tom Rock, Associate Vice President & Chief Student Affairs Officer for a Juneteenth 5K in Central Park. You can run, walk, or roll through the park in honor of the holiday — rain or shine. Please register and join TC’s team by 1 p.m. EST on June 18. Proceeds from the event will support the Harlem Center, a building that houses more than 30 Black community-based organizations.
Enjoy a Classic Film in the Park
June 19, 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. 
Enjoy a special outdoor screening of The Wiz, presented by Friends of Morningside Park, with TC alumni and other community members. 
Celebrate with the TC Community
June 20, 12 – 2 p.m. 
Come together in community to reflect and celebrate the abolition of slavery in the U.S. with the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs’ annual Juneteenth barbecue. RSVP here by June 12.

Juneteenth graphic

More Ways to Celebrate & Learn

Explore the new Black Studies curriculum developed by the Black Education Research Center (BERC) at Teachers College, which convened a team of influential Black Studies scholars, educators, and New York City classroom teachers. The culturally-responsive curriculum for NYC public school students is the first of its kind.
Dive into why the history and meaning of Juneteenth should be taught in schools with Sonya Douglass, Professor of Education Leadership and Director of BERC, who previously discussed the issue at length with Education Week.
Watch a spoken-word essay about the meaning of Juneteenth from Chris Emdin, Professor of Science Education and Maxine Greene Chair for Distinguished Contributions to Education.

Find additional resources and readings here. 

With NYC 
Join in the 4th Annual Juneteenth Freedom Fest
June 15, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Come to the Adam Clayton Powell Jr State Office Building for a fun-packed day of performances, games, food and arts booths and more. This year’s theme is “Black to the Future” as guests are invited to honor the past, reflect on the present and imagine their futures. The festival is free to attend. 
Center Texas and Western Culture at the Brooklyn Museum
June 15, 12 – 8 p.m. 
Focusing on Texas and Western Black culture, the Brooklyn Museum is honoring Juneteenth with a day of line dancing, art-making, games, and much more. Guests who stay until at least 6 p.m. will get exclusive after-hours access to Giants: Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys. Programming is free with Museum admission, which is pay-what-you-wish, but access to Giants requires separate tickets.

Pair Family Fun with Historical Learning 
June 15, 2 – 5 p.m. 
This free, family-friendly celebration in Battery Park City includes a performance by the Juneteenth Legacy Project, a group of classically-trained Black musicians; Dana Butler reading selections from her book Sugar of the Crop, which is based on interviews of Black Americans with parents born during legal slavery; as well as history lessons and horseback rides from the Federation of Black Cowboys. Guests will also be able to paint a Juneteenth flag and browse relevant books and art.
Embrace Musical Expression
June 19, 6 pm. 
At the 2024 Lincoln Center Juneteenth Celebration, experience a day’s worth of concerts  showcasing how music is integral to the Black experience, curated by talented artist and activist Carl Hancock Rux. The day will culminate with a performance by Toshi Reagon and her band, BIGLovely, with the entire program centering on music Reagon learned as a child growing up during the Southern Freedom and Civil Rights Movements. Admission is free and on a first-come first-served basis.
— Sherri Gardner

Published Wednesday, Jun 12, 2024

Source link