Celebrate Freedom this Juneteenth Weekend with Arts-filled Programming across the YA Network

June 17, 2022 | lauren@ya.org

This Sunday marks Juneteenth, or the anniversary of the emancipation of formerly enslaved Americans in Galveston, TX. The Young Audiences Arts for Learning network is proud to celebrate this national holiday, and shine light on our nation's history, with arts-filled weekend programming for young people and their families.

Young Audiences of Houston (Houston, TX)
Juneteenth Celebration

Saturday, June 18th | Children's Museum Houston
Listen and learn about the life and leadership of Harriet Tubman in this interactive dramatization of “Git On Board! The Life of Harriet Tubman” presented by Young Audiences of Houston.

Young Audiences of Louisiana (New Orleans, LA)
Second Annual Juneteenth Celebration for children and families (part of Super Summer 2022)

Saturday, June 18th | Rosa F. Keller Library
Join Young Audiences of Louisiana for an engaging morning singalong incorporating African and Native music, an interactive workshop experience, and a Juneteenth-themed storybook scavenger hunt. 

Arts for Learning Indiana (Indianapolis, IN)
Second Annual Juneteenth Freedom Celebration

Saturday, June 18th | Tarkington Park
Featuring performances by Arts for Learning of Indiana artists including Sancocho Drums (African drumming), Epiphany Dance Collective (African Dance), and storyteller Sholar Jackson. Jackson will share the history and significance of Juneteenth with those in attendance.

Center for Arts Inspired Learning (Cleveland, OH)
Juneteenth Family Event

Sunday, June 19th | Glenville Branch of Cleveland Public Library
Center for Arts-Inspired Learning presents Last Fugitive Slave: Ohio. In this family performance, audiences will learn about the experiences of African Americans under the institution of slavery in this re-enactment of the true story of Lucy Bagby, a runaway slave captured in Cleveland.

Arts & Learning Conservatory (Costa Mesa, CA)
Gospel Voices of OC

Sunday, June 19th | Musco Center for the Arts (Chapman University)
Arts & Learning Conservatory teams up with Chapman University to present Gospel Voices of OC, a multi-generational artistic celebration of African Americans through the lens and the influence of gospel music as a source of historical impact and resiliency.

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