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CWRUinCLE Live: Freedom on and Freedom After Juneteenth with Karamu House Event Logo

CWRUinCLE Live: Freedom on and Freedom After Juneteenth with Karamu House

by Center for Civic Engagement & Learning

Lecture Virtual Event

Fri, Nov 6, 2020

12:45 PM – 2 PM EST (GMT-5)

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Staff from Cleveland’s Karamu House – the oldest, producing African American theatre in the nation – will join in conversation with CCEL’s Executive Council and Adiah Bailey, President of CWRU Black Student Union, to reflect on the legacy of Juneteenth and the country’s ongoing need for racial justice. Since Juneteenth 2020, Karamu House has released a series of original Freedom on Juneteenth and Freedom After Juneteenth productions as an artistic response to the recent murders of Black Americans. Segments of the productions will be previewed during the event followed by a panel and Q&A. Please check your CampusGroups reminder email that you’ll receive after registering for the Zoom connection details.  
Juneteenth is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas (2.5 years after the Emancipation Proclamation), the last state in the Confederacy to fall, and the subsequent emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the former Confederacy.
Attendees are invited to view any of the Juneteenth productions before the event to help further set the context for the discussion: Freedom on Juneteenth, Freedom After Juneteenth (Episode 1: Police Brutality and Trauma)Freedom After Juneteenth (Episode 2: Voting – Know Your Right, Your Power), and Freedom After Juneteenth (Episode 3: "I, Too, Am America").

The event is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education and the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. 
*Bonus, attending this event and/or watching one of the productions fulfills the "Education," “Art,” or "Community" categories for students participating in CCEL's CWRUinCLE Challenge!

Civic Engagement Scholars can also count time spent attending the event and watching 1 of the productions towards “participation in associations” Civic Engagement Hours.

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