Aug 13 2022 15:34:17

Reclaiming Black Identity on Juneteenth

Join Us For A Virtual Juneteenth Community Event!

Discussion with Professor Eddie Carson, Dean of Multicultural Education at Governor’s Academy in Byfield & Former NECC Student Activist, Michael Bastien.

About the Lecture
Reclaiming Black Identity on Juneteenth. Black identity existed well before the dawn of European arrival in Africa, to the advent of forced migration across the Atlantic, amidst the trepidation of the middle passage toward Black enslavement. While the American Civil War ended on May 9, 1865, emancipation did not transpire for well over a month—bringing an end to African-American oppression and subjugation, but only for a brief period. That narrative is often told and is only the start of the African-American journey toward political, social, and cultural emancipation. This talk explores how the many achievements of Afro-connected peoples have disrupted the patterns of racism that persist, to allow rejoicing in the progress they have achieved in a country that continues to struggle with Black identity. This talk will introduce the audience to recent scholarship regarding Black progress and debunk age-old narratives about Black people and Juneteenth—often propagated by white supremacy. 

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This is a collaborative event open to students, employees, and community members hosted by Community Relations, International Student Advisor, Civic Engagement, and Student Life at NECC. For more information or event accommodations please contact Analuz Garcia, Maria Hernanadez,  Janel D’Agata-Lynch, or Stephanie Haskell

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June 17, 2021
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
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Students, Faculty, and Staff and Open to the Public


Online with Zoom
United States


Stephanie Haskell
Analuz Garcia
Janel D’Agata-Lynch
Maria Hernandez
We welcome requests for sign language interpreting and other access requests (i.e. Computer Aided Real Time (CART), food allergies, etc.). Please contact the host of this event for requests, questions or event information.