Juneteenth

The Juneteenth flag is a blue and red field with an icon of a solid-white star surrounded by a 12-point star outline

Wayne State University celebrates the hallmark of Black freedom through the holiday of Juneteenth. In accordance with the University's recognition of Juneteenth, a host of events and activities will take place across campus and in the city of Detroit. We invite you to learn about the continued struggle and plight of Black communities within Detroit and across the United States. Juneteenth is a unifying holiday; it forces us to take an honest look at where we are as a nation and what we can do to progress forward.

Read more about the Juneteenth flag and its symbolism.

Event Date Time Location
Looking Ahead to Juneteenth: Service Activity February 2023 TBA TBA
Looking Ahead to Juneteenth: Service Activity March 2023 TBA TBA

Looking Ahead to Juneteenth: MLK's 'Letter from Birmingham Jail' at 60:  Reflections on a Modern Classic of Political Philosophy and Political Theology

April 3, 2023 3:30 p.m.

Student Center Building - Hilberry D

Looking Ahead to Juneteenth: Wayne State University Student Sit-In TBA TBA TBA
WSU Juneteenth Creative Literary Competition  TBA TBA TBA
WSU Juneteenth Creative Literary Competition Winners Announced TBA TBA TBA
2023 WSU Juneteenth Opening Celebration  June 12, 2023 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Undergraduate Library - Bernath Auditorium
2023 WSU Juneteenth Art Exhibition TBA TBA TBA
2023 WSU Juneteenth Keynote Address TBA TBA TBA
2023 WSU Juneteenth Closing Celebration June 20, 2023 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Undergraduate Library - Bernath Auditorium

 

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If you have any additional questions please reach out to juneteenth@wayne.edu.