FIU Celebrates Juneteenth
Juneteenth celebrates African American freedom and achievement, while encouraging continuous self-development. As recommended in our Equity Action Initiative, FIU declared Juneteenth an official day of observance for the university.
- This inclusive all-genders competition showcased FIU’s Nova Court: students who exemplify leadership qualities, self-confidence, and a commitment to their FIU community and beyond.
- A captivating live panel discussion on the historical and contemporary significance of the Black Vote in America!
- This discussion centered around the importance of the Rosewood tragedy in Florida History and how storytelling can be more than an art form, serving as a pathway for healing and reconciliation.
- This discussion featured presentations by Dr. Nadine V. Wedderbum, Dr. Greg Carr, and Dr. Chike Akua in which they discussed various topics including "Ignorance, Racial Backlash, and the Politics of Education, "Race, Law, and Change," and "Transforming Forced Ignorance and Information Suppression in Education."
Juneteenth Calendar of Events
The university’s third-annual Juneteenth Celebration took place on June 10-19, 2023, starting off with the “Crossing Overtown” screening on June 10 at FIU's Frost Art Museum and culminating with a closing ceremony on June 19 at BBC.
Thank You To Our 2023 Sponsors
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Celebrate with us by becoming a sponsor for our Nova Star Scholarship Competition and the Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebration.
What does Juneteenth mean to FIU Panthers?
Educating, celebrating, and embracing the truths of Juneteenth can serve to expand the collective knowledge of our entire FIU community. Celebrating Juneteenth complements the work of the founding fathers, being the architects of the Declaration of Independence, and brings to the conversation, the 400 years black Americans have tried to achieve equality in enjoying ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.’