Celebrating Juneteenth and Looking Forward - An Immersive Poetry Experience curated by Osamase Ekhator

June 28, 2022

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LabCentral 700

Location: Lobby
Time: 12:00PM-1:00PM


*Lunch will be provided

In honor of Juneteenth join LabCentral, Thermofisher and Osamase Ekhator in celebrating the legacy of Juneteenth. Throughout this event, Osamase Ekhator will be performing poetry that focuses on Juneteenth, Black love and Black identity. During the event, there will not only be powerful poetry, but also engaging videos and music. An emotive experience  one not to be missed! Thank you to our sponsor Thermofisher for supporting and sponsoring the event.

Event Agenda: 

Section 1: History 
Description: For some people, Juneteenth is a relatively new holiday and is engulfed in mystery and intrigue. To start the event, we will discuss the history of Juneteenth, its importance, and lasting impact. 

Section 2: Love
Description: Before Juneteenth, many African Americans were separated from their families and partners due to slavery. The generational trauma of this separation still affects many African Americans and their experiences/relationships with love. Thus, in this section, we will focus on Black Love in America with a modern day approach.   

Section 3: Identity
Description: In this final section, we will ask ourselves, "What does it mean to be Black in America in 2022?" In an attempt to answer this question, we will explore and celebrate the many different perspectives/identities that live under the eclectic umbrella of Blackness.  

Section 4: Closing
Q&A, Book signing opportunity