Virtual Juneteenth - summer 2020
Art demonstrations, music and storytelling performances to celebrate African American history and culture. Due to COVID-19, all performances were moved online.
Participants celebrate Black culture and history in a way that elevates and uplifts Black perspectives. Participants reflect on the importance of an underrepresented side of our history, the liberation of enslaved Africans in the United States.
100% of participants felt Black culture was honored at the event.
82% of participants had the opportunity to connect with the performers. 86% of participants felt the event honored the community. Comments include: "The Hennepin Public Library is for EVERYONE! This type of program honors and celebrates the diversity found in our metropolitan community" and "So happy to see so many people from our community sharing their skills, talents, creative energy, passion...dedication to preserving what is real and true for our African American culture. Perfect mix of song, poetry, story telling, etc...interesting and fun. A total "day brightener" for me and my family" and "Beautiful poetry?magical energy?love?love"
Black Storytellers Alliance-Nothando; Black Table Arts ; Journey Productions- Tonya ; Million Artists Movement - Signe ; Neverending Storycircle- Beverly ; Passed Presence- Jayanthi and Alicia ; Voice of Culture- Kenna