JUNE 19, 2024
JUNETEENTH
Reflect. educate. celebrate.
A Black Talent Initiative

What Is our

JUNETEENTH

Event?

Join Black Talent Initiative as we commemorate Juneteenth, a historic day of significance for Black communities worldwide. On June 19th, we invite you to an evening of reflection, education, and celebration to honour the resilience and achievements of the Black community.
Our Juneteenth event celebrates the rich culture and contributions of Black Americans while acknowledging the global impact of Black history. We will amplify voices advocating for racial justice and equity, highlighting the interconnected struggles and victories of Black communities in Canada and the United States through discussions, performances, and interactive experiences.
Embrace the spirit of solidarity and empowerment with us as we commemorate Juneteenth, reflecting on the past and envisioning a more inclusive and equitable future for all.
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Why CELEBRATE

JUNETEENTH?

Commemoration
Honouring Juneteenth as a historic day marking the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and celebrating the resilience and achievements of the Black community.
Education
Providing opportunities for learning about Juneteenth's historical and cultural significance, and its relevance to contemporary issues of racial justice and equity.
Amplification
Elevating the voices of advocates for racial justice and equity, emphasizing the importance of solidarity and collective action against systemic racism and discrimination.
Celebration
Recognizing the rich culture, contributions, and achievements of Black Americans, fostering pride and empowerment within the community.
Our theme
Senses of Freedom: The Taste, Sound, and Experience of an African American Celebration
Immerse yourself in the vibrant tastes, soulful sounds, and rich experiences that honour the African American journey. Don't miss this unforgettable event celebrating history, heritage, and the enduring spirit of a community.

What to expect at

JUNETEENTH?

1
Inspirational keynote address shedding light on the significance of Juneteenth and its relevance in today's context.
2
Soul-stirring performances celebrating Black culture and resilience.
3
Opportunities for networking and connecting with like-minded individuals and organizations committed to fostering inclusivity and empowerment.
4
A reflective atmosphere where attendees can honor the past, celebrate the present, and envision a future of equality and liberation for all.

EVENT BREAKDOWN

NETWORKING HOUR
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
KEYNOTE SPEAKER & PERFORMANCE
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Keynote: A Journey of Struggle and Triumph - Bridging the Black Experience Across Borders
Dr. Ruth C. White, Writer, Speaker, and Consultant & EDI Project Advisor, Rotman School of Management
Biography
Performance: Called To Be Beautiful
Deonna Murray, Poet, Spoken Word Artist & Daria Dobson, Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Biography
Keynote: A Journey of Struggle and Triumph - Bridging the Black Experience Across Borders
David Watkins,
Educator & Speaker
Biography
Performance: Called To Be
Daria Dobson, Poet & Spoken Word Artist
Biography
NETWORKING HOUR & REFRESHMENTS
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Speakers
Dr. Ruth C. White
Writer, Speaker, and Consultant & EDI Project Advisor, Rotman School of Management
David Watkins
Educator & Speaker
PERFORMERS
Daria Dobson
Poet & Spoken Word Artist
Deonna Murray
Poet & Spoken Word Artist

Venue & Location

JUNETEENTH will be taking place at MH3 Collective's office in midtown Toronto. Join us at 10 Alcorn Ave, Suite 101, for inspiring conversations while enjoying a charming neighborhood setting
10 Alcorn Ave suite 101, Toronto, ON M4V 3A9, Canada
Sponsors
Thank you to our foundational partners, for sponsoring our 2024 Juneteenth Commemoration and Celebration!
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