Speak Out for Freedom Commemorative Video Screening
2020 Juneteenth Celebration
From the UTC Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA)
June 19th, 1865 is observed as the African American Emancipation Day, internationally recognized as Juneteenth. On that day over two years after the adoption of the Emancipation Proclamation freeing enslaved Africans, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, TX with the news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Juneteenth is celebrated to recognize the delayed freedom of those enslaved in Texas, a day representing solidarity in liberation for all of those who were once enslaved.
On June 19th, 2020 join us virtually as allies to listen and learn as we ALL support and affirm black voices speaking out with their experiences of injustice in the Speak Out for Freedom Commemorative Video Screening as our 2020 Juneteenth Celebration.
In response to the outcries of unrest from across our nation, we would like for our campus community to join us to hear the voices of our own students and colleagues as they share their stories of racial injustice in their lifetimes. This commemorative video project will symbolize a reclamation of freedom from the current threats to the civil liberties, rights, and lives of African Americans. We stand in solidarity against racial injustice. The fight for freedom continues…
Be a part of the Video Project…
African American students, faculty, and staff – share your stories to be a part of this commemorative video project to capture the voices of change in 2020. You may also share anonymously.
Click here to submit your story. Please submit your stories by Thursday, June 18th at 12 pm, Noon.
Thank you ALL for your courage in sharing your stories and for ALL joining us this Friday as an ally.
The Speak Out for Freedom Commemorative Video is the first of our “FREEDOM Series” offerings. The FREEDOM Series is designed to explore the impact of freedom and furthering its cause through uniting, educating, and empowering to enact positive change.