Embrace Ideas Festival  @ The Boston Foundation - Day 1

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Embrace Ideas Festival @ The Boston Foundation - Day 1

Embrace Ideas Festival Day 1 @The Boston Foundation 75 Arlington Street Boston, MA 02116

By Embrace Boston

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Date and time

Wednesday, June 14 · 12 - 6pm EDT


The Boston Foundation 75 Arlington Street 3rd Floor Boston, MA 02216

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About this event

  • 6 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

DAY I PASS (6/14): Unearthing History and Monumentalizing the Truth

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.

Our keynote conversation, held at The Boston Foundation between Dr. Lee Pelton and author and historian Annette Gordon Reed, will ground us in the work of telling our nation’s full history.

The keynote will then be followed by a discussion about the life of a monument and how the conversation continues after the unveiling of public art.

After the keynote, unwind, connect, and enjoy an evening cocktail reception sponsored by The Boston Foundation with fellow Festival attendees from 4-6pm with Safiya in the Atrium.

*The entire location is ADA accessible

*ASL interpreters will be available


There will be a free inaugural Juneteenth Concert featuring The Embrace Choir and other musical ensembles from across the city at 11 am at the site of The Embrace. Please RSVP separately for the concert here. Registration to the concert does not gain entrance to the conference.

After the morning concert, registrants of Day 1 can transition to the Boston Foundation.


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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