This Juneteenth, the University Community Service Center (UCSC) is excited to engage and empower students to join the South Side in celebration and commemoration!
On Wednesday, June 14, 6:30 -8 p.m., the UCSC presents “Intentional Immersion,” a workshop experience designed to offer context and guidance on thoughtful community engagement in relation to Juneteenth celebrations. We’ll look at the history of the Juneteenth holiday and its place in Black life on the South Side of Chicago, then talk about and practice community engagement skills that can power your participation as a volunteer or attendee at one or more of the following UCSC-supported community events:
- The Bronzeville Juneteenth Celebration, organized by The Black Star Project and other partners, on Saturday, June 17, 12 - 6 p.m.
- Celebration of Juneteenth with the Woodlawn Botanical Nature Center on Saturday, June 17, 1 - 6 p.m.
- The DuSable Museum’s 3rd Annual Juneteenth Community BBQ on Monday, June 19, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
These opportunities are open to students at all levels and from all schools, and while we highly recommend participating in both the workshop and at least one event, participants may sign up for any of the listed opportunities. Dinner will be provided at the 6/14 workshop. For all three community events, you are welcome to get there on your own, or you may join a student- or staff-led walking or CTA group which will depart from campus; times and locations will be announced.
Questions? Email Nick Currie, UCSC Director, email@example.com.