Juneteenth, Caribbean American Heritage Month, Pride and More
Social Justice Summer 2022
Georgia State is commemorating Juneteenth, important anniversaries, and other heritage month observances throughout the summer! Through the Social Justice Summer page at the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion website, you can find more information about Juneteenth as well as other events celebrating our country’s rich history.
The Social Justice Summer information page is located at https://dei.gsu.edu/info/social-justice-summer/.
Juneteenth Celebrations, June 13-17
"Juneteenth 2022: The Black Effect"
Georgia State will host several events to celebrate the holiday, commemorating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. The holiday recognizes the events of June 19, 1865, when people enslaved in Texas and Louisiana finally learned that they were free, and the Union Army arrived in Galveston ordering that slavery end. It is now observed as a federal and state holiday.
Scheduled Georgia State events include, but are not limited to the following. Find additional information about each event and links to registration, where applicable, at https://dei.gsu.edu/info/social-justice-summer/:
- Express Yourself: Juneteenth Movie Marathon, June 13-15 at Cinefest, titles and showtimes vary
- Juneteenth Panel: “What’s Free?”, Tuesday, June 14, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Student Center East, 3rd Floor Gallery
- Juneteenth Cookout Celebration, Thursday, June 16, noon to 3 p.m., Unity Plaza
- Juneteenth Mixer, Friday, June 17, 5 to 9 p.m., RT60 – Reverb by Hard Rock Atlanta-Downtown
- As June 19 falls on a Sunday, for the first time in its history, Georgia State will be closed for the holiday on Monday, June 20.
Taste of the Caribbean
Thursday, June 9, noon to 1:30 p.m., Student Center East Ballroom
The event with food and music celebrates Caribbean American Heritage Month, first adopted in the mid-2000s to recognize the significance of Caribbean people and their descendants in the history and culture of the United States.
Pride in the Plaza
Wednesday, June 29, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Unity Plaza
Join the Multicultural Center for games, refreshments and conversation to mark Pride Month, is observed in June to commemorate the June 28, 1969, Stonewall Rebellion in New York City - considered by many historians to be the birth of what would become the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement.
Be sure to check back with the Social Justice Summer page for details about any changes to scheduled events, new events, and additional information. If you have a diversity-related event that you would like to share for the page, please visit https://dei.gsu.edu/submit-info/.
For more diversity, equity and inclusion-related events at Georgia State, visit https://dei.gsu.edu/calendar/.
— Jeremy Craig, Communications Manager for the Office of the Provost