Juneteenth at Wayne State

The Juneteenth flag is a blue and red field with an icon of a solid-white star surrounded by a 12-point star outline

Wayne State University celebrates the hallmark of Black freedom through the holiday of Juneteenth. In accordance with the University's recognition of Juneteenth, there will be a host of events and activities taking place across campus and in the city of Detroit. We invite you to engage in your own personal learning of the continued struggle and plight of Black communities within Detroit and across the United States. Juneteenth is a unifying holiday; it forces us to take an honest look at where we are as a nation and what we can do to progress forward.

Read more about the Juneteenth flag and its symbolism.

Event Date Time Location
Looking Ahead to Juneteenth: Women Advancing Racial, Social, and Gender Equality March 24, 2022 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. wayne.edu/live
Looking Ahead to Juneteenth: Women Advancing Racial, Social, and Gender Equality Service Opportunity April 8 - 20, 2022 Various Various
2022 WSU Juneteenth Black Business Crawl April - June 30, 2022 Various

Various

Looking Ahead to Juneteenth: Financial Empowerment in the Black Community

April 21, 2022 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. wayne.edu/live
WSU Juneteenth Creative Literary Competition  April 27 - June 7, 2022 Various Various
Looking Ahead to Juneteenth: Mental Health and the Black Community May 19, 2022 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. wayne.edu/live
WSU Juneteenth Creative Literary Competition Winners Announced June 17, 2022 TBD Virtual
2022 WSU Juneteenth Opening Celebration and Voter Registration Drive June 13, 2022 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. Facebook Recap
2022 WSU Juneteenth Keynote Address: Did Slave Revolution Win the Civil War? by Dr. Errol Henderson (WSU alumnus) June 15, 2022 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Facebook Live
The Legacy, Historical Journey, and Impact of Juneteenth June 16, 2022 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Facebook Live
2022 WSU Juneteenth Closing Celebration June 17, 2022 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights to 5221 Gullen Mall

 

2022 Keynote Speaker Information

Dr. Errol Henderson

The Revolution Will Not Be Theorized: Cultural Revolution in the Black Power Era (free book)

 

2022 News Features

Detroit Free Press: Juneteenth celebrations in metro Detroit include films, food, music, and shopping

The Detroit News: Commemorate Juneteenth with these events around Metro Detroit

The South End: WSU begins Juneteenth celebrations with African dance performance

WDET 101.9 FM: Wayne State University kicks off Juneteenth celebration

WXYZ: Juneteenth 2022 events around metro Detroit

 

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If you have any additional questions please reach out to juneteenth@wayne.edu.