Juneteenth community event returns to CMU

Celebration includes unifying messages, food and live music

| Author: Logan Pellegrom

Juneteenth on Warriner, the second annual community celebration of freedom, will be held from 1-3 p.m. Friday, June 17 outside Warriner Hall on Central Michigan University’s main campus.

This free, family-centered event is a collaboration between the City of Mount Pleasant and Central Michigan University.

“It is a bringing together of both entities to celebrate and honor this important point in U.S. history and to engage the community in this significant cultural event from an educational perspective,” said Shawna Patterson-Stevens, vice president and chief diversity officer at CMU.

This year’s program includes live music by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Michigan choir, Christ Central Choir, make-and-take Juneteenth crafts provided by Art Reach of Mid Michigan, remarks by university and community leaders, and CMU chefs designed a special tasting of food that's culturally and educationally relevant.

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