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FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Historic Juneteenth Parade

6/15

Saturday

Every year, Greater East Austin Youth Association hosts Austin's historic Juneteenth Parade. The historic parade route starts on E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and concludes at Rosewood Park. For more information about the parade visit: www.juneteenthcentraltexas.com

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Rosewood 

Neighborhood

Austin Community Cookout and Music Festival

6/15

From 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., a community cookout and music festival will take place in the historic Rosewood Neighborhood behind the Carver Museum. Starting at 3 p.m., ShebeLadyBlue will host mid-day festivities while DJs set the vibe and attendees eat smoked BBQ prepared by veteran pitmasters. Festival attendees can also check out the live artist market, carnival games, educational workshops, film screenings and self-guided tours. At 4 p.m.  Austin's Zoumountchi along with an incredible lineup of local musicians, will kick off the concert, setting the stage for the 2024 headliners, Tank and the Bangas, and the legendary Scarface!

Saturday

3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Full Site

Activation

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Dr. Cornel West | Free Your Mind Symposium Series

6/17

Monday

A virtual conversation with Dr. Cornell West and Dr. Melina Abdullah (both joining via ZOOM) Facilitated by Kellee Coleman, COA Equity Officer and Dr. Jacqueline Smith-Francis (in-person), the session will begin with a 20-minute performance by Ebony Stewart.

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Boyd Vance Theater

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6/17

Monday

4:30 pm - 6:15 pm

Boyd Vance Theater

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Screening & Talk Back | I Am Not Your Negro

Film Screening & Talk Back: I am Not Your Negro (2016) and Discussion Facilitated by Dr. Theodore Smith-Francis. (no filming, photography only for the talkback)

Amanda Johnston | Free Your Mind Symposium Series

6/17

Monday

A conversation with Torch Literary Arts Founder and Texas Poet Laureate Amanda Johnston. Dalia Azim, author and Deputy Director of the Texas Book Festival, will facilitate the conversation. Hear Amanda Johnston's thoughts on her role as an artist concerning Nina Simone's statement that "an artist's duty is to reflect the times." Following the talk, Dalia Azim, will then facilitate a community Q&A to close out the evening.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Boyd Vance Theater

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Screening & Talk Back | Miss Juneteenth

6/18

Tuesday

Film Screening & Talk Back: Miss Juneteenth (2020) and Discussion with Dr. Charles Carson, Professor of Musicology at UT Austin. (no filming, photography only for the talkback)

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Boyd Vance Theater

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Dr. Marlon M. Bailey | Free Your Mind Symposium Series

6/18

Tuesday

A Conversation with public scholar, Dr. Marlon M. Bailey. Dr. Bailey is a Black queer theorist and critical/performance ethnographer who studies Black LGBTQ cultural formations, sexual health, and HIV/AIDS prevention. He is the author of Butch Queen Up in Pumps: Gender, Performances, and Ballroom Culture in Detroit. Hear Dr. Marlon Bailey's thoughts about Black Sexual Politics and Ballroom, facilitated by Dr. Lyndon K. Gill, Black Studies Professor at UT Austin.

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Boyd Vance Theater

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Freedom Slam Poetry Competition hosted by Christopher Michael

6/18

Tuesday

Join us at the Carver on Tuesday, June 18th for the Carver Freedom Poetry Slam from 7:00PM - 10:30PM. We'll be bringing you 12-13 local poets battling it out for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place! You don't want to miss this one-night only event. Doors at 7 PM The slam will begin promptly at 7:30 -9:30 PM, followed by a book signing from 9:30-10:30 PM. Facilitated by Christopher Michael, and presented in partnership with 310 Brown Street. Grand Prize $2,500

7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Boyd Vance Theater

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Zoé Samudzi | Free Your Mind Symposium Series

6/19

Wednesday

A virtual/in-person hybrid conversation with scholar Zoé Samudzi about the war in Gaza, genocide, and geopolitics. Facilitated (in-person) by Lauren LLuveras, Doctoral Candidate in the Black Studies Department at UT Austin, a discussion on "As Black as Resistance (2018)" participants will have the chance to engage directly with Dr. Samudzi as she navigates the complexities of resistance, Blackness, and activism within the context of her work.

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Boyd Vance Theater

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6/19

Wednesday

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Boyd Vance Theater

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Remembrance Ceremony

 

Remembrance Ceremony | Alter for the Ancestors Garden Party (no filming, photography only in the Sunken Stage Community Garden)

Performance | Patches: A Black Gay Man's Journey to the Moon

6/19

Wednesday

 

A Special Performance: Patches: A Black Gay Man's Journey to the Moon.

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Boyd Vance Theatre

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6/19

Wednesday

Freedom Ball | House of Lepore

 

Freedom Ball hosted by House of Lepore @ Cheer Up Charlie's (separate video production team, no live stream, no photography)

10:00 am - 2:00 am

Cheer Up Charlie's

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