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Your Guide to 2024 Juneteenth Celebrations

Happy Juneteenth!! We hope to enjoy the holiday week!

To help you navigate through the many opportunities to celebrate this all important part of our country's history, we've curated a few exciting events happening in Austin and Houston.

DivInc Events: 

Freedom Code: Advancing Liberty Through Technology | June 19th | RSVP Here

Join us for a dynamic panel discussion exploring how technology and entrepreneurship can pave the way to freedom for people of color and women entrepreneurs. Be a part of the conversation as we discuss the transformative power of technology and entrepreneurship in breaking down barriers and enabling individuals to achieve their dreams.

Meet Our Panelist:

  • Preston James, Co-Founder & CEO, DivInc (moderator)
  • Chris Hyams, CEO Indeed & DivInc Board Member
  • Ifeoma Ike, Partner, Pink Cornrows & Director of Policy and Movement Strategy, Black Innovation Alliance

Don't miss this opportunity to engage with leaders at the forefront of change and learn how we can collaboratively "write a new code" for the tech industry.

This event is presented as part of the Downtown Austin Space Activation (DASA) program. Thank you to our partners Downtown Austin Space Activation & Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation and our supporting sponsors PNC Foundation, Regions Bank, and Tingari-Silverton.

Community & Partner Events:

AUSTIN

Central Texas Juneteenth Parade & Festival | June 15th | RSVP Here

Austin Area Urban League Juneteenth Festival | June 15th | RSVP Here

Black Heritage & Black Freedom: A Juneteenth Celebration | June 18 | RSVP Here

Join us for community spotlight night as we honor the national holiday commemorating a freedom long-awaited for enslaved Black Americans through a celebration of culture, joyful learning, and community. Black leaders, community organizations, and Thinkery staff will host hands-on activities and special storytimes throughout the museum from 4 PM to 6 PM.

Austin Women in Technology June Happy Hour JOB HUNTING STRATEGIES NETWORKING EVENT | June 20th | RSVP Here 

Are you currently navigating the job market, seeking your dream role, or looking to hire top talent? Look no further! AWT is thrilled to present an insightful networking event designed to empower job seekers and hiring managers alike. We've curated a lineup of premier employment agencies to provide invaluable expertise and guidance. Representatives from each company will provide insider tips in a panel discussion, followed by networking and an opportunity to meet with each employment agency. New to working with an agency? Not to worry, as each company will walk you through how best to engage with them. Let's get hiring!

BRAVE Communities Connection: Advocacy, Advancement, & Allyship - Empowering LGBTQ+ Rights | June 23rd | RSVP Here

Join us for a compelling discussion with community champions advocating for equality for ALL. In the context of intersectionality, our panelists will share their personal journeys of confronting stereotypes, navigating the complexities of race, sexuality, and culture, and advocating for policy changes. Learn how to be allies to the LGBTQ+ community, and unite for love, acceptance, and belonging.

HOUSTON

Black Houston Bus Tour  | June 15 | RSVP Here

Join Juneteenth Houston as we tour the historic African American communities in and around Houston!  This tour is made possible by the generous support of Commissioner Rodney Ellis and Harris County Precinct 1. 

Ion Houston Juneteenth Journey: Bridging Past and Present Through Technology | June 18th | RSVP Here

Blacks at Microsoft (BAM), in partnership with Ion, is proud to present Juneteenth Journey: Bridging Past and Present Through Technology, featuring speakers from the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum and Emancipation Park Conservancy.

Juneteenth Journey: Bridging Past and Present Through Technology | June 18 | RSVP Here

Hosted by Ion and Microsoft + Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) in partnership with Emancipation Park Conservancy and the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum An engaging event exploring the historical significance of Juneteenth and the evolution of technology, featuring experts from the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum and Emancipation Park Conservancy. 

Juneteenth: An Elevated Kickback Experience | June 19 | RSVP Here

A festive educational experience to commemorate and celebrate freedom, culture, and community in Freedmen’s Town. This event is a vibrant fusion of history, art, music, and cuisine, designed to celebrate and honor the significance of Juneteenth in a festive and reflective atmosphere. The event will include educational engagement, kids and adult activities, games, food and music.