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June 8, 2021: Juneteenth Activities

Dear Faculty,

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is the annual holiday that celebrates the emancipation of enslaved Black people in the United States. There are several Juneteenth activities happening on and around campus this year. In case you haven’t heard about them, we’ve compiled a list of some of the activities below. We hope you can attend one and celebrate.

Georgia Southern Center for Africana Studies: Live on the Armstrong Campus

June 19

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

Activities include the Saltwata Players, a Lesson on Quilting, Poetry, Sankofa African Dance Troupe, and Jamal Toure’s African Spirit. 

Sponsored by The Center for Africana Studies

Georgia Southern Alumni Relations: Zoom Gullah Geechee Cooking Class, taught by Master Chef Benjamin Dennis

June 19

5:30 p.m. on Zoom.  The class can also be viewed on the Armstrong Campus in Solms Hall, Room 110

Register HERE

Georgia Southern College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Social Media Educational Campaign: Black Liberation, Resilience, and Excellence: Past, Present, and Future

June 7 – 18

The campaign highlights contributions of African American leaders, past, present, and future in academic fields, especially those who are faculty, staff, students, and alumni of Georgia Southern.

Everyone is invited to connect to learn and celebrate the liberation, resilience, and excellence of our great community at: @GaSouthernCBSS on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

Tybee Island MLK Juneteenth Celebration

·        Annual Wade In on North Beach – June 19, 9:30 a.m.

·        African Art Exhibit at The Guard House – June 19 & 20, 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m.

·        Art Festival at Tybee Pier & Pavilion – June 19 & 20, 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m.

Bulloch County NAACP Soccer

June 19

8:00 p.m.

Local teams participate at 2704 Old Register Road in Statesboro.

Thanks,

Office of the Provost

Last updated: 8/13/2021