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UC San Diego Juneteenth
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Juneteenth at UC San Diego Park & Market: A Celebration of Black Art, Music, and Community

June 18, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

About this event

To honor Juneteenth as an important part of American History, please join us at UC San Diego Park & Market for an afternoon and evening of special activities, featuring a black-owned business market, panel discussion exploring “What does liberation mean in the 21st Century?”, and live music throughout the day. The festivities conclude with a Neo Soul Performance by some of San Diego’s best musicians. This free event is open to the public and includes complimentary food and beverages.

This celebratory event was made possible by support from the County of San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce, and our Community Partners Courtney Dade, Terrell Thompson, and Blake Dye.

Information about the Panel Discussion: What does Liberation mean to you?


  1. Dr. Helen Griffith, Executive Director, The Preuss School UC San Diego
  2. Bruce Mayberry, Chairperson, County of San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce
  3. Brisa Johnson, Director, San Diego Black Worker Center
  4. Blake Dye, CEO, SMPL Collective
  5. Marisol “Dottie” Dothard, Biomedical Sciences PhD Student, UC San Diego
  6. Moderator: Loren Cobbs, Founder of SD Melanin & Champion for Diversity and Inclusion

Event Schedule:

12:00PM – 7:00PM: Vendor Market with a DJ, singers and live piano in The Forum with art, crafts, and services

2:30PM – 3:00PM: Welcome Ceremony in The Guggenheim Theatre featuring remarks by Dr. Becky Petitt

3:00PM – 4:15PM: Panel Discussion in The Guggenheim Theatre featuring community partners representing commerce, the workforce, arts and culture and education.

4:30PM – 5:00PM: Choir Performance by The A Squad on The Grand Staircase

5:15PM – 7:00PM: Neo Soul/Jazz Performance by Soul Sunday and Serenade Social in The Guggenheim Theatre

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June 18, 2023
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Park & Market
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UC San Diego Park & Market
1100 Market St.
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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