Juneteenth celebration set for Friday, June 17

On Friday, June 17, Detroit Mercy’s Student National Dental Association (SNDA) and the Diversity & Inclusion office of Detroit Mercy Dental are set to host a virtual conversation along with a freedom walk at the Dental school.

The celebrating freedom walk is set for 5-8 p.m. in the Student Parking Lot and features food, fun, games and a DJ. The walk to freedom begins at 4:30 p.m. and participants will walk a path together around the Corktown Campus to commemorate Juneteenth. The event is free for all.

A virtual conversation with Assistant Professor Candace Ziglor is slated for 12 p.m. over Zoom with Ziglor commemorating the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. Viewers will learn more about the milestone and its significance in African American history.

Juneteenth marks its 157th anniversary in 2022.

Join the virtual conversation.

A graphic promoting Juneteenth, with colors filling the Juneteenth text. Also says Celebrating Freedom, 5-8 p.m., Student Parking Lot, Friday, June 17, 2022, Free Event. Sponsored by SNDA and the Diversity and Inclusion Office.