Free event at the Cambridge Public Library.
6pm – 7pm
Ages 18 and Adult and Senior Adult.
Help & Information Desk
- Sign-up is ongoing
- Only virtual (online or over the phone).
A portmanteau of "June" and "nineteenth," the Juneteenth holiday - also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day, marks the day, in 1865, when a group of enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, finally learned that they were free from the institution of slavery.
Join the Cambridge Public Library on June 17, 2021 as we welcome poets Michael Warr and Chun Yu in celebration and recognition of the holiday, and what it means for us today to be free and united.
Two Languages / One Community began as a workshop that uses writing and translation to facilitate the exchange of cultural and life experiences between Black/African Americans and Chinese communities. Often, isolated from each other, even though they live in the same neighborhood or work together.
The Two Languages / One Community project has received support from the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the City of Oakland Cultural Funding Program, Poets & Writers, and Ashley Bullitt.
"We stand in solidarity with our Asian American and African American neighbors in ensuring safety and peace for all communities and against all forms of violence and discrimination. We believe that sharing stories and language facilitates understanding, connection, and support. "
— Michael Warr and Chun Yu