Juneteenth Celebration 2022

The annual event will take place virtually Wednesday, June 15 and in-person Friday, June 17

The Annual University of Redlands Juneteenth Celebration

The University of Redlands is proud to present a two-day celebration to bring awareness of Juneteenth Emancipation Day. This annual event aims to serve as a unified and collective voice to represent the diverse, lived experiences of the Black community at the University of Redlands and all of its campuses.


Presented by: The Juneteenth Collective [BSFSAA (Black Student, Faculty, Staff, Administrator, and Alumni Association), BSU (Black Student Union) and CDI (Campus Diversity & Inclusion)]

On Campus Celebrations Friday, June 17

food trucks

Root 619 Café

Our Root 619 Café will include a line-up of food trucks serving soul food, creole, bbq, kid friendly options, and desserts.  Featured trucks include:

We will also have a full bar accepting cash and credit cards from 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Friday, June 17, 2022
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. PT
Truesdail parking lot
University of Redlands Campus



Join featured artist, Mi Vida, for a Paint-n-Sip where you will create your own Juneteenth themed tote bag. Limited seating is available so be sure to reserve your spot! Learn more about Mi Vida.

Friday, June 17, 2022
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PT
Truesdail 115
University of Redlands Campus

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Step and Stroll Exhibition

Join the University of Redlands Juneteenth Collective as we partner with the Inland Empire Grand Council of the National Pan-Hellenic Council to host our first-ever Step and Stroll Exhibition. Stepping is more than a dance! It is a long-held tradition in the African American community, especially in Black fraternities and sororities, where the body is used to make sounds through spoken word, stomping and clapping.

Fraternities and sororities will be available to provide information for those seeking membership. For Divine Nine tabling or Step and Stroll Exhibition information, please email juneteenth@redlands.edu.

Friday, June 17, 2022
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. PT
Outside of Glenn Wallichs Theater
University of Redlands Campus

Virtual Celebrations Wednesday, June 15

For your convenience, all virtual events can be accessed via one Zoom link.  Registration is only required once for the day of virtual events.


Juneteenth Flag Ceremony

Please join us at 10:00 a.m. on June 15th as we kick off our Virtual Juneteenth Celebration with our Juneteenth Flag Ceremony, presented by The Juneteenth Collective.  This year, the Juneteenth Collective processed with President Krista Newkirk, cabinet members Dean Mario Martinez; Christopher Jones, Dean Donna Eddleman, Dean Tom Horan, Steve Garcia, community partners from the Inland Empire National Pan-Hellenic Council, the BSFSAA Ally committee members, and community members. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2022
10 a.m. PT

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Activist to Activist- An intimate conversation with Brother Abdur-Rahman Muhammad and Ms. Opal Lee

Join Inaugural Diversity in Action resident, Brother Abdur-Rahman Muhammad (featured in the Netflix documentary,”Who Killed Malcolm X”) and The Grandmother of Juneteenth, Ms. Opal Lee for an intimate conversation full of joy, expression, wisdom, and history. Also learn what’s next for Ms. Opal now that Juneteenth has been made a federal holiday.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022
11:15 a.m. PT


The History of Juneteenth

Presented by Alesha Knox, M.Ed., and Dr. Shindale Seale

Why do we need to celebrate Juneteenth? Why should we fight to make Juneteenth a national holiday? Join us as we talk about the history of Juneteenth and how we can celebrate this much-needed holiday now and in the future. This presentation will explore slavery in America, the Underground Railroad, and talk about people who played pivotal roles to help make Juneteenth possible for Blacks and African Americans to be "truly free." 

Wednesday, June 15, 2022
12:00 p.m. PT

Loren M Hill PhD

The Impact of Historical Trauma

Given the current events in the United States related to race relations and social reform, understanding historical trauma's impact is essential when working with marginalized populations. Moreover, as we celebrate Juneteenth, it is essential to understand why these cultural celebrations are essential for healing the wounds of historical trauma. The presentation will cover the origins, impact, transmission, and manifestation of historical trauma and how marginalized populations are impacted. Cultural trauma and oppression also be discussed. Steps toward inclusion will be offered. This training is appropriate for all levels. 

Wednesday, June 15th, 2022 
1:15 p.m. PT


Untold Stories

Untold Stories of Black History in Redlands, California

Learn more about Black history in Redlands, California: This event will allow participants to understand and share stories of Black history in Redlands. With a focus on the contributions of notable Black U of R alumni such as Dr. Dorothy Inghram and Dr. Amos Isaac, find out who blazed the trail for the Black community in Redlands. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2022
2:45 p.m. PT

Black in STEM

Black in STEM

In 2020, only 8 percent of Bachelor’s degrees conferred in computer science were earned by Black graduates (JDHE, 2022). Join panelists Sharisa Chan, Ed.D (SBCSS Digital Learning Innovationist), Tory Wadlington (High School Educator), Nyree Clark (Elementary Curriculum Program Specialist), and facilitator Nicol R. Howard, PhD (University of Redlands Professor) as they discuss Black in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) as seen through the eyes of Black learners, parents, educators, and county supporters. This panel seeks to answer the question, "What can our community do to more deeply embrace and open opportunities for learners who identify as Black in STEM?"

Wednesday, June 15, 2022
4:15 p.m. PT

Divine Nine 101

Divine Nine 101 

Join and learn about the rich history of the nine Black Greek Letter Organizations that make up the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). From their community outreach initiatives and mentoring programs to their affiliate organizations and celebrity members. Each organization brings something unique to the table while working towards the collective goal of leadership, scholarship, and service. 

For more information or to be a presenter, please email juneteenth@redlands.edu.    

Wednesday, June 15th 
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. PT 



2022 Poster Contest Winner

Juneteenth Poster Contest Winner

Congratulations to Elana Denver '23 for being selected as the winner of the 2022 Juneteenth Poster Contest.

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The Black Pages

Many Black directories—which give exposure and visibility to Black-owned firms—are available across the United States. As Black communities continue to seek familiar and safe spaces, Black directories continue to be necessary for our well-being. We have created a directory of Black owned local businesses to help members of our community connect with others and adjust to existing in Redlands. To add a business listing please email bsfsaa@redlands.edu.

Click here to view the Black Pages


Virtual Black Art Museum

In celebration of Juneteenth, we invite you to celebrate Black art. All submitted original artwork in many forms are on display and available for viewing. This Black Art Museum is from our Inaugural Juneteenth Celebration in 2021. It will continue to live on to celebrate the Black art submitted during this time.

Click here to enter Virtual Black Art Museum 


Connect with BSFSAA

If you are interested in learning more or becoming a member and/or ally of the Black Student, Faculty, Staff, Administrator, and Alumni Association, please contact BSFSAA by email at bsfsaa@redlands.edu.

Connect with CDI

Campus Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) works collaboratively with many individuals, departments and offices to create a campus where diversity is welcomed and celebrated.

Learn more

Connect with the Office of Community Standards and Wellbeing

The Office of Community Standards and Wellbeing plays a vital role in helping the University of Redlands to be “community of scholars.” We live out this ideal by being a community that fosters wellbeing and academic success, and in which all members participate in and uphold the standards derived from our shared values.

Learn more

Thank you

An event of this magnitude takes leaders from across the University and the greater Redlands community. Thank you for your time and commitment to making the 2022 Juneteenth Celebration a reality.

Special thanks to the East Valley Young Marines and Unit Commander Jamie Ramirez for volunteering to participate as Color Guard during the pre-recording of our 2022 Juneteenth Flag Ceremony.

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Interested in past Juneteenth Celebrations?

View our Inaugural Juneteenth 2021 Celebration page.

View Juneteenth 2021 Page

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