Northampton Community College (NCC) will present “Art as Emancipation: Art, Social Justice, and Juneteenth”on June 16, 2021 starting at 12:00 PM. Juneteenth is the anniversary of slavery’s end across the entire United States.

An artist panel discussion will include artists Curlee Raven Holton, Frederick Wright Jones, Chawne Kimber, and Anthony Smith Jr., moderated by Devyn Briggs, local artist and career specialist from NCC’s Center for Career Development.

The artists will discuss their work, the role of art in social justice movements, and how the themes and symbols of Juneteenth continue to influence their artistic practice and careers. This discussion has been organized by Juneteenth Lehigh Valley and Lehigh University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs as a part of a day of virtual programming leading up to the Juneteenth festivities on Saturday, June 19, at Steel Stacks in Southside Bethlehem.

Karen Britt, NCC business and economics professor, is president of Juneteenth Lehigh Valley, a nonprofit organization planning the Bethlehem event. Other NCC organizers include Brian Alnutt, professor of  history, Sol Levy, professor of history, Melenese Sivells, associate professor of early childhood education, and Tracie Springer, academic advisor.

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View artwork by the panelists at the Juneteenth LV Virtual Gallery:

Additional events will include:

At 3:00 pm, Philadelphia Poet Laureate – Trapeta Mayson

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At 6:00pm, Eddie Glaude Jr. – The History & Importance of Juneteenth