This week's Five Reads for Friday features Juneteenth celebrations across our campus, town and state, new work from organizations in the community and online events.
- News: Iowa City celebrates Juneteenth amid a pandemic and protests
"Iowa City and other towns in Iowa are holding virtual events for Juneteenth to reach community members who can’t leave their homes."
- From the community: PublicSpace1's Witness Wall
"Artists are invited to contribute to the accumulating and responsive public art project Witness Wall, installed facing Bloomington St. in Iowa City"
African American Museum of Iowa is hosting a virtual Juneteenth celebration
"After the Emancipation Proclamation was issued on January 1, 1863, owners in many isolated areas kept word from the people they had enslaved so that they would not flee. On June 19, 1865, some of the last enslaved people in America were freed when the news at last reached Confederate Galveston, Texas."
Statewide News: Juneteenth Music Festival and Trivia Fundraiser Live!
"Marquas 'MarKaus' Ashworth, a Des Moines activist and rapper, organized a three-day virtual festival, Iowa Juneteenth 2020"
Juneteenth Online Event: Join us Friday June 19th for UI Healing Spaces
"Our aim is to create space for open and brave conversation, to listen and share in the community as we process national events, and provide a platform to hold each other up."