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June 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
On the occasion of the ‘Third Annual Juneteenth Celebration’ the program will include the “Spirit Alive” Awards Ceremony and Concert featuring:
- Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour, Bob Bland and Janaye Ingram, lead organizers of the of the 2017 Women’s March in Washington D.C; The late Kalief Browder, Criminal Justice Reform Leader (Posthumous Award); and Dr. Johnnetta Cole, Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art and former-President of Spelman College.
- Jazz luminaries Cyrus Chestnut and Wycliffe Gordon; acclaimed soprano Brandie Sutton; pianist, arranger, composer and musical director, Joseph Joubert; and The Ebony Ecumenical Ensemble & the Juneteenth Jubilee Singers
For more than a century and a half the country has celebrated June 19th—“Juneteenth”—as a symbol of freedom achieved and a fuller freedom yet to come. On Monday, June 19, at 7:00 PM, at The Riverside Church in New York City, community leaders will gather to commemorate Juneteenth with an exciting program on their Third Annual Juneteenth Celebration.
Music from the African-American sacred tradition will be played throughout the event, including performances by jazz luminaries Cyrus Chestnut and Wycliffe Gordon; acclaimed soprano Brandie Sutton; pianist, arranger, composer and musical director, Joseph Joubert; and the Juneteenth Jubilee Singers.
The event is being hosted in collaboration with the Union Theological Seminary, Auburn Theological Seminary, New York Theological Seminary, Drum Major Institute, Healing of the Nations Foundation, and The Ebony Ecumenical Ensemble, Inc.