Juneteenth Community Talk Back - Empowering a Community

Jun 18, 2022

The Society will host its annual Juneteenth Community Talk Back with a theme of Empowering a Community Through the Principles of Kwanzaa

Join us at the John Brown House for a morning panel discussion, soul food cooking demonstration, a special exhibition and an open house. All programming is free and open to the public.

GinaKaye Maddox, John Brown Institute Task Force chair, will moderate the panel discussion. Community Talk Back programming was founded at the Society by Reva Golden, Education and Community Outreach Coordinator.

10:30 a.m. Community Talk Back Panelists:

Taba Aleem, Project Ujima

Bishop Samuel Hampton II, pastor of First Apostolic Faith Church

Carla Davis, member of Akron's Racial Equity Task Force

Albert A. Bragg, Jr., director of Alpha Phi Alpha Homes

Steve Arrington, executive director of the Bayard Rustin LGBTQ+ Resource Center

12:15 p.m. Soul Food Cooking Demonstration by Chef Dannika Stevenson, Sip Savor Soul

Noon - 3 p.m. John Brown Open House featuring an exhibition curated by artist Dara Harper entitled "Conversations of Grace."

Parking is available at the John Brown House paved lot, the grass lot at Copley Road and S. Portage Path, the paved lot at the Perkins Stone Mansion and other designed marked lots.