Juneteenth

Keep up with CRIO's summer-long celebration of black culture!

A week of events to uplift black culture, support black businesses, and share stories of triumph during the ongoing fight for freedom. Event Organizers: City of Detroit Civil Rights, Inclusion and Opportunity Department and Office of Arts, Culture and Entrepreneurship (ACE)

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Juneteenth Events - June 16-23

June 16-19:

Black Business Crawl - Presented by the Metro Detroit Black Business Alliance 

June 16:

3PM: A Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation 

June 18:
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June 19:  
  • 7AM: Dr. Hubert Massey will join students and employees from our partner General Motors to perform the annual repainting of the "Power to the People" Mural on Lower Woodward. The street will be closed from 7 a.m. Saturday overnight to Sunday.
  • Noon: Detroit ACE is partnering with the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on the Juneteenth Treasure Hunt! The treasure is knowledge. The clues can be found here: https://www.thewright.org/events/detroit-scavenger-hunt. Families are encouraged to join the hunt, and the City of Detroit wants children to write about or draw something they saw or learned. Detroit ACE will feature some of their work on the City's website at detroitartsandculture.com. 
  • 2PM: Detroit ACE will join the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, TCF Center and Cranbrook Art Museum to announce The Healing Wall, a memorial that will comprise memory packets that residents across the region can make at making stations along the Dequindre Cut. Artist Sonya Clark, whose vision led to the memorial will explain how it works and visit making stations along the Cut. VIsit https://detroitriverfront.org/thehealingmemorial for information.
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June 23 

  • Juneteenth Changing the Narrative - Financial Literacy Panel