For many, Juneteenth is a day of celebration, reflection, and reckoning.
Commemorating June 19th, 1865, when a reluctant Texas state government finally emancipated a quarter of a million people enslaved in the state two years after the official Emancipation Proclamation, Juneteenth serves as a reminder of how the road to freedom and liberation for Black people in America is complex, laden with naysayers and barriers, yet achievable.
It is in this spirit that we bring you our latest Insight Conversation, Juneteenth: A Vision for Black Economic Liberation. Please join Anne Price, Mia Birdsong, Cat Brooks, and Nwamaka Agbo on June 19th for a lively discussion on why we need to be talking about Black economic liberation, what it looks and feels like, and the challenges and opportunities we face in achieving economic justice and self-determination.
- Anne Price is President of the Insight Center.
- Mia Birdsong is a Senior Fellow at the Economic Security Project.
- Cat Brooks is Executive Director of the Justice Teams Network, Co-founder of the Anti Police-Terror Project, and an Oakland Mayoral Candidate.
- Nwamaka Agbo is a self-identified Restorative Economics Practitioner and Principal and Founder of Nwamaka Agbo Consulting.
Hosted at the Insight Center in downtown Oakland, this event is open to a limited number of in-person attendees, and will also be live-streamed for the general public.
The in-house event will run from 10am-12pm and include light refreshments and an informal reception. To join us in person, please click here or on the “Attend in Person” button below.
Can’t join us in-house? We’ll livestream the discussion beginning at 10:30am. To register for the livestream, click here or on the button below.
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Unable to attend? All registrants will receive an invitation to access the recorded video and podcast.