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Juneteenth Summit: Wave of Freedom

June 20, 2023 @ 11:00 am 2:30 pm MDT

Juneteenth is a historical holiday that commemorates the day when Black Americans who had been enslaved in Texas were finally informed they’d been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation. The Juneteenth Summit will gather in the Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building’s Bill & Pat Child Family Community Hall for a series of panels and presentations on Black excellence, achievement, education, and freedom–featuring a keynote by Dr. Sidni Lloyd-Shorter of the Utah Black Chamber of Commerce. Presenters include the Black Physicians of Utah and the university’s Black Cultural Center, HBCU IMPACT Program, and Black Student Union.

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  • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. ➝ Presentations and Panels
    • Black Cultural Center
    • Black Student Union
    • HBCU IMPACT Program
  • 12 – 12:45 p.m. ➝ Break & Lunch
  • 12:45 – 1:30 p.m. ➝ Keynote: “Wave of Freedom, looking forward what does this mean for Black/African Americans in Utah?”
    • Sidni Lloyd-Shorter, Utah Black Chamber of Commerce
  • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. ➝ Presentation: Black Physicians of Utah
1655 Campus Center Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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Juneteenth: Wave of Freedom, June 19-20

Juneteenth 2023: Wave of Freedom

This event is part of Juneteenth: June 19 – 20, 2023.

This year’s Juneteenth theme, “Wave of Freedom,” affirms every person’s right to equity and dignity. While Juneteenth is a reminder of delayed freedom for many Black Americans, it is also an opportunity for everyone to reflect on how we can ensure the country continues to live up to its founding principles of liberty and justice for all.