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Juneteenth Conversations explore interracial topics

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Join Dr. Michael G. Cartwright, host of Juneteenth Conversations, for searching conversations with University of Indianapolis faculty and staff about our common future.

Guests for the first four episodes are:

  • Dr. Amber Smith, V. P. for Inclusion and Equity
  • Dr. John Kuykendall, Dean of the School of Education
  • Dr. Stephanie Kelly, Dean of the College of Health Sciences

On June 19th, 1865, word reached the community in Galveston, Texas that they were free. The following year, these former slaves gathered at the A.M. E. Church in Galveston to celebrate the good news of freedom. That occasion became known as Juneteenth.

On June 19, 2020, the President’s Cabinet and Provost’s Council challenged the campus to live into a new sense of responsibility. Our campus will continue to explore all that this might yet mean, but already we know that it entails being honest with ourselves about race matters. In 2021, the University of Indianapolis will celebrate Juneteenth.

In the meantime, we want to have searching conversations about interracial topics through this monthly podcast touching on the history and current events relative to Juneteenth, social justice, inclusion, and equality.