Juneteenth: In Our Words

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Juneteenth: In Our Words

Celebrate Juneteenth with this free event!

By Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL)

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Date and time

Monday, June 19 · 7 - 9pm EDT


Jamaica Performing Arts Center 153-10 Jamaica Avenue Jamaica, NY 11432

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About this event

  • 2 hours
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Juneteenth is the newest federal holiday. What does it mean to you? Join us as we kick off JCAL's spoken word program, Jamaica Mic Drop with this year's inaugural theme of freedom. Five spoken word artists will grab the mic and express Juneteenth in their words. There will be an open mic in the last 30 minutes of the event.

Jamaica Mic Drop is curated by Kevin Livingston

Kevin Livingston founded 100 Suits for 100 Men in 2011 to provide professional attire for formerly homeless or incarcerated men and women for job interviews. The nonprofit, which has drawn widespread praise ranging from New York City leaders to Colin Kaepernick, has grown beyond its original mission to offer other social services, including 100 Soups, which prepares and delivers meals to senior citizens in local homeless shelters. Last fall, the organization hosted a well-attended fundraiser in Jamaica.

About the organizer

The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL), founded in 1972, is a multidisciplinary arts center based in the diverse community of Southeast Queens. It devoted its mission to offer quality visual, performing, and literary arts, and to provide accessible education programs to encourage participation in the arts.  , arts education and artists’ programs to encourage participation in the arts and to contribute to the cultural enrichment of Queens and the Greater Metropolitan area.