Juneteenth Jamboree | Screening with Q&A

Jun 16, 2021

Thu. Jun. 17, 2021 at 7:00pm via OVEE | Join the conversation around this special screening of "From a Free Place to Displace," the latest episode from the annual PBS series, "Juneteenth Jamboree." | RSVP HERE

With the Galveston landing of U.S. Army Gen. Gordon Granger in 1865, slavery in Texas ended. African bondsmen became freedmen, and women and children likewise became African Americans. Many left the plantations to join freedom colonies; others sought out opportunities in cities and towns. Today, the consequences of gentrification and rising property values challenge new generations.

Following the screening, panelists take questions and discuss issues raised by the film, the history of Juneteenth celebrations, and their personal experiences honoring and celebrating the day.

This event is FREE but registration is required

This event is featured as part of the Michigan State University Juneteenth Celebration.

Presented by
WKAR Public Media
MSU Libraries

RSVP HERE

A NEW KIND OF VIRTUAL EVENT - OVEE
This film screening and conversation is a virtual event hosted by WKAR on the OVEE platform. OVEE stands for Online Viewing and Engagement Experience.

Created by ITVS and funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), OVEE combines quality HD media and livestream content with the community-building conversation of social media in a single-screen experience.

First-time registrants will create a free OVEE account and will be asked to provide their birthdate to verify their age as 13 or older. Accounts can be anonymous. 

If you have questions about this event or the OVEE platform, please send an email to events@wkar.org.