For African Americans, the celebration of liberation from the slave industrial complex should not be limited to narratives about emancipation proclamations, and White abolitionist benevolence. Black freedom was as much a result from Black abolitionists who had the audacity to break the political will of the ruling class. This Juneteenth discussion, facilities by Dr. Timothy Berry, Interim Dean for the School of Urban Education, will center on how we should use our momentum of memory to Re-Member the erased narratives that were responsible for how we got free, and when we got free, and to ask the critical question, how do we know we are free?
Advance registration is required to receive a confirmation email with information on attending. This event is sponsored by the Multicultural, American Indian and Retention Services department and the School of Urban Education at Metropolitan State University in Minnesota.
Direct questions to BernaDette.Suwareh@metrostate.edu.