Embrace Ideas Festival @ Mass College of Art - Day 2

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Embrace Ideas Festival @ Mass College of Art - Day 2

Embrace Ideas Festival Day 2 @Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Design and Media Center 621 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115

By Embrace Boston

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Thursday, June 15 · 11am - 6pm EDT


Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Design and Media Center 621 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115

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About this event

  • 7 hours
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DAY II PASS (6/15/2023): Creativity is the Center of Black Existence

Be part of this inspiring three-day Juneteenth celebration bringing together thought leaders, changemakers, and our larger Embrace Boston family. Join us to experience and honor the power of Black creativity, culture and community like never before

Hosted at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in the Design and Media Center, we will start our day with a panel of Boston’s exceptional creatives: Rixy, SPRAT, theo tyson, and DJ Real P moderated by artist educator Destiny Palmer. Lunch will be provided.

We will then enjoy a keynote conversation with Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones and our beloved Jenee Osterheldt of A Beautiful Resistance. They will delve into the critical role storytelling plays when speaking truth to power.

We will then engage and participate in breakout sessions co-facilitated by Embrace Boston’s Next Gen Somatic Abolitionists centered in holistic wellness and healing.

We’ll close out the day with a specially curated after party and sponsored by Mass Art with live DJs at MassArt Design & Media Center Atrium.

*The entire location is ADA accessible

*ASL interpreters will be available


The Embrace Ideas Festival is a yearly celebration of ideas grounded in arts, culture and public scholarship. This multi-day gathering brings together local, state and national leaders to amplify anti-racism and a vision for a transformed Boston by 2030. Rooted in racial equity, healing, wellbeing, and joy, the theme of Embrace Ideas 2023, occurring June 14-16, is "Here and Present, The Art of Reclaiming Space and Time".

Keynotes, panels, and live music will shine a light on how we can interrupt our zero sum game thinking when it comes to racial justice and realizing a democracy worthy of us all.

Our annual Fest is intentionally wrapped around Juneteenth. Juneteenth is an essential holiday that we uplift for those who have long celebrated it, and invite those who may not have had the opportunity yet to help us build a new national “monument” together.


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