Juneteenth 2021

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, will fall on a Saturday this year. However, Marymount University will recognize and celebrate Juneteenth, a historic day that marks the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States, throughout the week through civic and community service activities. Please participate and get involved through the events below!

Thursday, June 17
  • 12-1 pm: “Let FREEDOM Ring” Playback Theatre
    • Guest Jordan Stewart from Alabama State University will join the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for this virtual workshop
  • 7-8 pm: “Sounds of Hope and Harmony”
    • Join an uplifting and festive musical celebration of Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the U.S. To register for this in-person event, click here.
Saturday, June 19
  • All-day: “Juneteenth: A Celebration of Resilience,” presented by NMAAHC
    • Juneteenth is a time to celebrate, to gather as a family, to reflect on the past, and look to the future. We invite you to engage in your history, learn where you came from, and discover (or share) ways to celebrate this holiday. On this day, we are bringing the Museum to you through presentations, stories, photographs, and recipes from the Sweet Home Café. This event is virtually only – for more information, click here.
  • 11 am-1 pm: “Juneteenth Rally”
    • This outdoor event, hosted by the Black Employees Council of Arlington, will be held on the stairs of Bozman Plaza at 2100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22210. The overall theme is zero tolerance for racism.
  • 8 pm: “Step Afrika! Juneteenth Virtual Celebration”
    • This celebration embodies the true spirit of the historic moment with newly-filmed choreographic masterpieces inspired by the African-American experience. To join, please register here.
Join in solidarity and download our celebratory Juneteenth Zoom virtual backgrounds here.