Embrace Ideas Festival @ Roxbury Community College - Day 3

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Embrace Ideas Festival @ Roxbury Community College - Day 3

Embrace Ideas Festival Day 3 @Roxbury Community College, Student Center, Building 3 1234 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02120

By Embrace Boston

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Starts on Friday, June 16 · 11am EDT


Roxbury Community College (Student Center - Building 3) 1234 Columbus Avenue Boston, MA 02120

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About this event

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DAY III PASS (6/16): Who Made the Potato Salad?

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 the Student Center at Roxbury Community College, our day starts off with a new addition to the festival: a chef’s table panel conversation centering celebration and storytelling in the kitchen across the diaspora moderated by Chef Elle Simone. She will be joined by, Emmanuel Mervil of Everybody’s Gotta Eat and Chef Krayla Brice of Kray Plates.

Our lunch experience will decide a new champion in the kitchen as two local chefs battle for best soul food and creole staples!

After lunch, we will recognize leading change makers in the fight for a better Boston with the Embrace Honor Awards.

Join us for the Juneteenth Block Party from 2:00pm to 8:00pm in the Covered Parking Lot at RCC. Registration includes entrance to the Block Party.

*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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