Juneteenth recognizes the day in 1865 when Union soldiers told slaves in Galveston, Texas, that they were free. While Juneteenth celebrates freedom, it also provides a space to celebrate Black pride and bring awareness to social issues impacting the Black community. App State’s 2022 Juneteenth events will include a “lunch and learn” with Rodney Dawson, education curator at the Greensboro History Museum, a Unity Vigil honoring the victims and survivors of recent mass shooting events, educational workshops, games, food and more.
- Vigil begins at 9 a.m. at the NPHC Plots and Gardens
- Events begin at 10 a.m. in 420 Plemmons Student Union (Parkway Ballroom). Registration form
- The Lunch and Learn will be held from 12–1 p.m. Rodney Dawson will speak on “North Carolina’s Diverse Contributors to Democracy." Rodney Dawson, a U.S. Army veteran and former K-12 school teacher, now serves as the curator of education for the Greensboro History Museum, and continues fostering education by serving with the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Curriculum Review Committee for African American Education, North Carolina Humanities Council, Greensboro Historical Teacher’s Alliance, and as the Polemarch/President of the Burlington Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated.
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About Appalachian State University
As a premier public institution, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives. App State is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System, with a national reputation for innovative teaching and opening access to a high-quality, affordable education for all. The university enrolls more than 21,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and 80 graduate majors at its Boone and Hickory campuses and through App State Online. Learn more at https://www.appstate.edu.