U of M hosts Juneteenth march, celebration in North Minneapolis—noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, June 17

The University of Minnesota will host its second annual Juneteenth Celebration block party and commemorative march in North Minneapolis on Saturday, June 17, 2023, from noon to 6 p.m. Centering on the theme of The Art of Freedom: Joy. Resistance. Rest. – the celebration will feature Black vendors, speakers, workshops, poster showcases, storytellers, musicians, performers, DJs, roller skating, books, free food, free haircuts, art-making, a bouncy house, a petting zoo, and more.

The event will begin with a commemorative march, which will start at noon and leave from the University’s Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC). The march will end where the outdoor block party will take place,  which will run from 1 to 6 p.m. This event, led by University of Minnesota College of Design Assistant Professor Terresa Moses, is presented by the University's Office for Equity and Diversity, College of Design, and UROC. 

The event is free and open to the public.

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