Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebration

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Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebration

Florida International University invites the entire South Florida Community for its third annual Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebration.

By Florida International University

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, June 17 · 1 - 5pm EDT


Florida International University 11200 Southwest 8th Street Dotson Family Pavilion Miami, FL 33199

About this event

  • 4 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Today, it commemorates African American freedom and achievement while it also encourages continuous self-development.

Our theme this year is Educate, Celebrate & Heal. Educating, celebrating and embracing the truths of Juneteenth can serve to expand the collective knowledge of our entire FIU community and accelerate an appreciation for the black history excluded from pedagogy, that may have framed a different America. Celebrating Juneteenth complements the work of the founding fathers, being the architects of the Declaration of Independence, and brings to the conversation, the 400 years black Americans have tried to achieve equality in enjoying ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.’

Rain or shine, the entire University community is invited to our third annual Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebration. Lawn chairs and mats are welcome as we gather at the Earlene and Albert Dotson Pavilion Lawn (MARC building at MMC). This free event is open to the entire community and will feature musical performances, local artisan vendors, activities, dancers, food trucks, raffles, and fun for the whole family.

Be sure to stop by the Bacardi Lounge (guests over 21 only) at the Frost Museum during their Summer Exhibition Party to cool off, open from 1:00-5:00 pm. Registration is required.

* The first 200 faculty/staff and the first 200 students to register will receive a $15.00 food voucher to use any of the event’s food trucks!

For more information on FIU's Juneteenth events, visit: go.fiu.edu/juneteenth.

Free shuttle bus transportation between MMC and BBC will be provided during the Freedom Day Celebration from the Wertheim Performing Arts Center at MMC.

Departure from BBC: 12pm and 2pm

Departure from MMC: 3pm and 5pm

Note that your contribution may be considered tax deductible, where allowed, to the fullest extent under the law as allowed by IRS regulations. Purchase of ads are not considered charitable. Any and all net proceeds from this event, after payment of associated expenses, may be used to support future program expenses of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion including but not limited to student scholarships, through the FIU Foundation, Inc. The amount of your contribution that is deductible is limited to the excess of your contribution over the value of the goods and services provided to you. In accordance with Foundation policy, the Foundation may assess a one-time Advancement Initiative Fee in the amount of 3% of the Gift (“Initiative”) to support the University’s general fundraising and capital campaign expenditures. The Initiative will be collected with the first installment of the Gift (and any subsequent installment, if necessary) in order to fulfill the Initiative as soon as practicable.

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