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Community + Conversations, Making A Way

Community + Conversations, Making A Way Online

The 4th of July commemorates the moment when a new generation boldly articulated the values of a new nation: freedom, equality, justice, rights and opportunity. Juneteenth, celebrated just a few weeks earlier, reminds us that people in America have fought to make those values a reality over hundreds of years, and we still have work to do. This tension between our nation’s promises and practices calls us all to dig deeper into our traditions, our history, and our role in forming “a more perfect union” going forward.

Today, amid a groundswell of interest about America’s future, how might we imagine a new kind of tradition that goes beyond hot dogs and fireworks?

An annual Civic Season, held between Juneteenth and the Fourth of July, mobilizes us all to connect with our past, take action in the present, and shape the future, through activations in our neighborhoods, cities, towns and social spaces. 


This event is not being hosted by the SJR State Library. We are sharing news of this free event because it is related to the curriculum offered at the College and, therefore, may be of interest to our students, faculty, and staff.  

Related LibGuide: African American Heritage by Dr. Christina Will

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
  Community Members     SJR State Employees     SJR State Students  
  Exploration - African American Heritage     Exploration - Civic Engagement     Partner or non-profit agency event  
This is an online event. Event URL: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DGq3agLETQScZfPcr7AvpA