At this time The Juneteenth Basis kicks off its inaugural 2021 Freedom Pageant in honor of the oldest celebration commemorating the efficient finish of slavery in the USA. The competition is a two-day occasion celebrating the resilience, tradition, and historical past of Black People and can begin with digital panel discussions that includes CEOs and executives from main manufacturers reminiscent of Ashley Stewart, DoorDash, Normal Motors, and Lyft, who will focus on what their corporations have been doing to advance racial fairness and to assist the Black group inside their workforce and societally.
A reception can be held this night on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington D.C. with a keynote from famend journalist and media commentator Roland Martin. The evening will deliver collectively members of Congress, celebrities, enterprise and group leaders, in addition to subsequent era Black students to get pleasure from a particular celebratory program. On the reception, 5 HBCU college students can be awarded with a $10,000 scholarship every to assist their educational journeys. The occasion can even function dwell music, meals, leisure, and phrases from champions for the African American group, together with Dr. Wes Bellamy from Our Black Social gathering, Rashaad Lambert of For(bes) The Tradition, and Vanessa Griddine from the Congressional Black Caucus, amongst others.
Tomorrow, June 19th, the competition will proceed with the Freedom Digital Profession Day. The day will include two parts: 1) a profession panel targeted on the cultural challenges Black professionals face in Company America and finest practices that may be shared to deal with them; and a pair of) breakout classes with business leaders and specialists who will share extra data, assets, and alternatives tailor-made to numerous expertise. Within the night, the competition will conclude with the Juneteenth Freedom Live performance, headlined by rap legend T.I. and rising younger rapper Domani with particular appearances from BLKBOK, singer-songwriter Shevonne Phillidor, and hip-hop artist Chill Moody. The live performance can be aired on ABC and streamed on Veeps.
To be taught extra and RSVP for any of competition actions, please go to: https://thejuneteenthfoundation.com/freedomfest/.
Inaugural 2021 Juneteenth Freedom Pageant
WHEN & WHERE
Day 1 – June 18
- Digital Reflection Panels, 12 pm – 2 pm through Airmeet
- The Juneteenth Freedom Reception on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial (RSVP to get extra particulars)
Day 2 – June 19
- Digital Profession Panels, 12 – 2 pm ET through Airmeet
- Juneteenth Freedom Live performance – will air at on ABC and Veeps (RSVP to get extra particulars)
Pageant visitors and contributors embody…
- Main artists and musicians: T.I., Domani, BLKBOK, Shevonne Phillidor, and Chill Moody
- Video remarks by influential members of Congress: Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), Consultant Barbara Lee (D-CA-13), Consultant Grace Meng (D-NY-06), Consultant Nikema Williams (D-GA-05) and Consultant Steven Horsford (D-NV-04)
- Executives from Ashley Stewart, Lyft, DoorDash, Normal Motors, Darkness to Mild
- Company companions and sponsors: A2 Companions, Ashley Stewart, The Congressional Black Caucus Institute, CURA Methods, Discord, Door Sprint, Eaze, For(bes): The Tradition, Forbes, Normal Motors, HBCU 20×20, Reside Nation Leisure, Lyft, MikeWorldWide (MWW), Nationwide Black Chamber of Commerce, The Obama Basis, Our Black Social gathering, Washington Soccer Staff
About The Juneteenth Basis
The Juneteenth Basis is a 501(C)3 group devoted to the nationwide recognition of Juneteenth and the celebration of freedom and black tradition. The Basis organizes initiatives and occasions that decision consideration to the historic significance of Juneteenth and helps company and citizen engagement surrounding therapeutic and advocacy for Black People. To be taught extra, please go to https://thejuneteenthfoundation.com/freedomfest/.
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