Virtual Juneteenth Celebration

In collaboration with our community partners and the Kujichagulia Advisory Board and Planning Committee to present a series of virtual events to promote political responsibility, educational advancement, sufficiency, good health, social responsibility and collective well-being within the Madison black community.

The weekend of June 19 2020, will feature an array of virtual artistic and cultural presentations, displays, community conversations and other activities. 

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It is a moment in time taken to appreciate the African American experience.

Performing Arts Classes for Youth

Monday, June 15th & Tuesday, June 16th

Ages 13-24

The Office of Equity, Partnerships and Engagement in collaboration with the Black Excellence Think Tank is partnering with Kujichagulia Madison Center for Self Determination to highlight youth voices.

We’re inviting our MMSD scholars and youth to participate in various performing arts workshops followed by a final performance at the 2020 Virtual Madison Juneteenth.

Youth in grades 6-12 will have the opportunity to participate in the following workshops: Production to Performance-Releasing Your First LP with Airin Beals, The Hip Hop Experience- From Watts to Wisconsin with K. Sankofa, and Pop, Lock, and Dance and Kobby Brewoo.

*Please note that we are limited to 24 students per workshop and students may be moved to an alternate workshop if spaces are filled. We will take registrations on a first come first serve basis.


Black & Educated

Virtual College Fair

Thursday, June 18th | 3:30-4:30 PM

High school students and families are invited to join us for this free event to learn more about the college admissions process and scholarship opportunities available at Edgewood College, Madison College, and UW-Madison.


Register today!


Black and Educated: Juneteenth and the Law

Thursday, June 18th | 4:30 PM

In partnership with the UW-Madison Black Law Student Association & Kujichagulia Madison Center for Self-Determination, Juneteenth is proud to present this event.

The engaging panel will be moderated by driven Black future attorneys. In a time where society is ready for change, how do we continue this movement in the way we write policies, select legislators & end voter suppression?

This panel will speak specifically on trends that they are seeing in policy as well as their hopes around future legislation.

*Note: This session does not constitute as legal advice.


Virtual Spoken Word & Poetry Open Mic Night

Thursday, June 18th | 7:00-8:30 PM

Join us to hear from some of Madison’s premiere spoken word artists as we honor and celebrate Juneteenth. Featured poets include T. S. Banks, Monica Davidson, Rob Dz, and Derek Johnson.

We invite local poets to participate in the open mic. To participate in the open mic, sign up at the link above.

This event is free and open to adults 18+.


Opening Ceremony

Friday, June 19th | 5:00 PM

Black Music Matters

Friday, June 19th | 6:30 PM

Madisons 2020 Virtual Juneteenth is proud to present: Black Music Matters with singer, songwriter, conductor, and producer, Adrian Dunn.


Join our Kujichagulia's Virtual Juneteenth Celebration on Facebook Live Friday June 19th at 630 pm for this amazing conversation and a special presentation of his latest piece "I Open my Mouth" in honor of Eric Garner and George Floyd.


You don't want to miss this amazing event. For more information about Adrian Dunn and his Black Music Matters Tour, please visit

Community Line Dancing Lessons

Friday, June 19th | Open to All Ages!

7:00 PM | Line Dance Lessons

Join us for an hour of learning the most popular Community Line Dances from the Biker Shuffle to the Wobble with Madison’s very own DJ Ace!

8:00 PM | Club Quarantine

Join us as we pay tribute to black music from R&B, to Jazz and Hip-Hop. Featuring Madison’s very own DJ M. White!


Youth Recognition in Performance

Saturday, June 20th | 12:00 PM

Join us for the performance of our young people since their classes earlier in the week!


The Strength of our Resilience | Black Voices Matter

Saturday, June 20th

This year the world is facing uncertain times. Acknowledging the ability of African Americans to thrive, survive, and build in the face of adversity is part of history that Kujichagulia, Madison Center for Self Determination values.

“The Strength of Our Resilience” session will serve as an opportunity to drive the discussion for the COVID-19 Community Listening Sessions. In collaboration with the UW Carbone Cancer Center, this space will be dedicated to affirming the messages that are key to the successful transitions through these difficult times.

Session 1: "Inspiring Resilience Through Opportunity"

- Dr. Jack E. Daniels III

- Alia Stevenson

- Sheray Wallace

- Dr. Danubia Hester(MD)

- Dr. Sheryl Henderson(MD)

Session 2: "Reinforcing Resilience"

- Lt.Gov. Mandela Barnes

- Dr. Tiffany Green

- Uchenna Jones

- Dr. Jason Stephenson(MD)

- Dr. Sancia Ferguson (MD)

- Rev. Dr. Marcus Allen


Online Cooking Demonstration

Saturday, June 20th | Open to All Ages!

11:00 AM

Join us as we use every day kitchen ingredients to explore the wonders of science through interactive experiments. Come ready to explore and interact by answering questions about the experiments as well as participate in a thrilling science scavenger hunt. This is a family event so all are welcome to participate. The chemistry kits will be delivered with your Family Dinner so make sure you register for both the Family Dinner and the Kitchen Chemist.

6:00 PM

While the pandemic tried to keep us from fellowship, our resilience shows us there is another way. We have partnered with Pasture and Plenty to host an online cooking demonstration, deliver food prep boxes to 100 hundred families, and a wonderful presentation of Our History Our Food. The meal kit will include all the ingredients you need for dinner. The goal is to cook and celebrate as a community even if it is virtually.

The Menu

- Red Rice with Onions and Peppers

- Spicy Coconut Sheet Pan Chicken

Lemon and Olive Oil Snap Peas

Strawberry Shortcake


Closing Ceremony

Saturday, June 20th | 7:00 PM