The Africa Center, in partnership with the Intersectional Voices Collective (IVC) and Hi-ARTS, will host the second iteration of the Juneteenth Jubilee on the plaza at the intersection of Harlem and Museum Mile, Saturday, June 19 from 1:00pm to 7:00pm. The Juneteenth Jubilee, created by IVC to celebrate the self-liberation of Black trans and queer people, will feature a lineup of Black trans and queer bands, singers, dancers and spoken word artists, culminating in a “Rose Court” ceremony honoring Black women leaders in the community. Participation is free and open to the public.
This year’s Juneteenth Jubilee follows the unveiling of The Africa Center’s Black Lives Matter tribute on Juneteenth 2020. The tribute includes 45-foot decals with the names of Black people who have been killed by or who have died while being detained by law enforcement. The decals remain on display in
The Africa Center’s windows.
About Intersectional Voices Collective
Intersectional Voices Collective is a queer and Black led artist and activist coalition seeking to heal and strengthen our community through demonstrations of resistance and celebration. Our collective liberation practice honors Black trans people and centers Black queer joy as a means to amplify legendary voices in the community. Planning committee members include Deja Smith, Jonovia Chase, Marquise Vilsón, Mya Lynn, Devin-Norelle, Jaime Cepero, Condola Rashad, Shakina Nayfack, Troy Anthony, Daniel Bracamontes, Marti Cummings, Phillip Henry, Jordana Abrencia, Gerard Canonico.