Celebrate Juneteenth with community dialogue, a soul food lunch, film, a Black Heritage tour, African drumming and dance exhibition and ending with a retrospective African-American musical performance. This year’s theme is Law and Order: an American Dilemma. Suggested donation $20 for day and evening events.
Schedule of Events
10:30 am Community Dialogue
Law & Order in Black & White
Facilitated by Devon Chaffee
Video: The Scholar & the Sailor
A convicted felon and an academic come to change each others’ lives through a passion for sailing and the written word.
Jeff Bolster, The Making of The Scholar & the Sailor
William (Billy) Celester, “My Checkered Past”
12:00 pm Soul Food Lunch
12:30 pm Community Dialogue
Law & Inequality: Race, Class & Gender
Facilitated by Allyson Ryder
Opening trailer for It is Criminal
Explores the economic and social inequities that divide the United States and offers a vision of how separated communities can learn to speak to each other.
Pati Hernandez, “Lessons from Telling my Story”
Courtney Marshall, “Inequalities in the Law”
2:00 pm Black History Tour
Lives Bound Together: The Washingtons & Ona Marie Judge in NH
With Tour Guide & Sankofa Scholar, Tammi Truax
(This tour is part of the regular Sankofa Walking Tour schedule. Register in advance online.)
3:00 pm African Drumming & Dance Celebration
Freedom in the Drums, featuring the Akwaaba Ensemble
Led by Theo Marty, the group will perform at the African Burying Ground Memorial Park
7:00 pm Evening Concert
Trouble Don’t Last Always
Suggested Donation: $20
A historic retrospective of Black American song reflecting & deflecting the oppressive power of prison life from Old to New Jim Crow.
Featuring TJ Wheeler, Rev. Robert Thompson and Gina Alibrio