Beyond Juneteenth: Getting to Know Black Arizona

When: June 20, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Our observance of Juneteenth will go beyond marking this single historic day and will illuminate and celebrate the history of African Americans in the Southwest and the impact Black Americans have had in shaping our state and our region.

This year's Beyond Juneteenth program focuses on the theme "Getting to Know Black Arizona." As part of that theme, we'll be spotlighting the fantastic work of the following Black faculty from across campus with an interesting mix of perspectives:

  • Dawn Demps, Assistant Professor, Educational Policy Studies and Practice
  • Jerome Dotson, Assistant Professor, Africana Studies
  • Michael Johnson, Assistant Professor, Immunobiology
  • Obenewaa Oduro-Opuni, Assistant Professor, German Studies

This event is part of a year-long program called Beyond Juneteenth. Dr. Treya Allen and Dr. Tyina Steptoe serve as co-chairs of the Beyond Juneteenth committee. The goal is to promote awareness of the holiday and its significance within the struggle for racial justice in the United States.

Please register in advance using the link below.

Audience: All
Audience size: Very Large (501+)


Campus: Virtual


United States

Contact info & links


Danielle Oxnam

Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact: Danielle Oxnam