Celebrate Juneteenth 2021!

Join the TU community for a variety of educational and celebratory events commemorating Juneteenth!

Towson University campus offices, including the Office of Inclusion & Institutional Equity (OIIE), the Towson University Black Faculty and Staff Affinity Groupthe Career Center, the TU Writing Center and the TU Dance Company, have collaborated on a series of events, which are open to the whole TU community.

Some of the events that will take place during TU’s Juneteenth celebration include:


Black Trauma, Black Emancipation, and Black Inequality are Public Health Matters

Thursday, June 10 | 10­ to 11 a.m. | Zoom Event
Hosted by Sharon Jones-Eversley, Towson University, and Lorraine Dean, Johns Hopkins University

On June 19, 1865, Civil War, Union soldiers took control of Texas and enforced the emancipation of slaves in the state. Henceforth, Juneteenth is celebrated as the date slaves were freed in America. The June 19th date recognizes the importance of:

  • unified cultural awareness of emancipation
  • seminal consciousness and humanization of true freedom

Maintaining Wealth: Financial Planning

Monday, June 14 | Noon to 1 p.m. | Zoom Event
Hosted by the Black Faculty and Staff Affinity Group

Raquel Tennanct, CFP and TU alum, discusses how the Black community can build wealth by leveraging a Certified Financial Advisor.

Bounded Freedom — The Nebulous Concept of Freedom

Tuesday, June 15 | 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. | Zoom Event
Hosted by Donn Worgs, professor, TU political science

This session explores the nebulous idea of “freedom” from the 19th century to now and how laws constrain and confine liberty.


For a complete list Towson University’s Juneteenth events, as well as a list of resources, visit the Towson University Juneteenth page.

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