The University of Michigan and its partner, the Ann Arbor Branch of the NAACP, will host the University’s 2nd Annual Juneteenth Symposium. The theme is Celebrate, Educate, Inspire.

Celebrating one of the longest-running celebrations in the state of Michigan, the NAACP  hosted annual Juneteenth celebration events since 1994. ln 2021, the University hosted the first campus-wide, five-day, virtual celebration of Juneteenth, and collaborated with the NAACP to march from Fuller Park to Wheeler Park and to share in a picnic and community outreach event. The 2021 Juneteenth Celebration was a tremendous success.

Our hope is to bring together the U-M and Ann Arbor communities virtually to underscore the importance of Juneteenth and to ensure that all students, staff, faculty, and residents feel a deep sense of belonging. We hope you can join us for our celebration, while we advance our educational mission as a university and seek to collaborate, enrich, and empower the community in a longstanding annual tradition to promote Black liberation and excellence.