Juneteenth (also known as Jubilee Day or Emancipation Day) commemorates the date – June 19, 1865 – when enslaved people in Texas finally learned they were free. This was more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect. In communities across America, Juneteenth is an opportunity to honor the lives of our ancestors, to celebrate the culture and contributions of Black Americans and to recommit to the work of ensuring equity and justice for all.

Quilt Exhibit & Presentation

Wednesday 6/15, noon-1:00 pm
Stanford Redwood City (SRWC) Conference Center, Cardinal Hall, 505 Broadway

The African American Quilt Guild of Oakland (AAQGO) will share their over 20 year history as well as their contributions to the East Bay Community and beyond. The presenter will review the historic and artistic qualities displayed in the African American quilting tradition. Several members of AAQGO will be on hand to share some of their quilts. Light refreshments will be provided at conclusion of event. Please note: Masks are strongly encouraged while attending event.

History Exhibit: Black History Museum and Learning Center

Thursday 6/16, noon – 4:00 pm
Fisher Conference Center

Visit this engaging and educational Black history exhibit. Stop by the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center to learn about Black Americans’ rich history and contributions to the American experience.

Worship: Rev. Dr. Valerie Miles-Tribble

Sunday 6/19, 11:00 am
Stanford Memorial Church

Attend a worship service by Rev. Dr. Sakena De Young-Scaggs, pastor of Memorial Church, and featuring Rev. Dr. Valerie Miles-Tribble, Professor at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, the author of Change Agent Church in Black Lives Matter Times: Urgency for Action.

Learn more about the speaker

Fine Arts Collaborative

Monday, 6/20, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Main Campus - The Axe and Palm Patio - 520 Lasuen Mall

Tuesday, 6/21, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Stanford Redwood City (SRWC), Stanford Square

Everyone is invited to decorate a “new star” and incorporate it with others on a large installation wall. The art piece takes inspiration from the Juneteenth flag, which has come to symbolize “new freedom, new people, and a new star.” The literal and metaphorical idea of reflection is present in the art. People may observe their reflection amid the mural in a mirror surface of words spelling J.U.N.E.T.E.E.N.T.H. Learn about hosting artists

Live Online Cooking Session

Celebrating Juneteenth Through Food

In-person Cooking Conversation
Thursday, June 30th, 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Join Chefs William Montagne, Dillon Campbell and Terry Braggs at Cardinal Brew as they prepare collard greens, crawfish mac n' cheese and black-eyed peas.

Location: Stanford Redwood City (SRWC) - Cardinal Brew

Juneteenth Redwood City Special menus

June 20th - All Stanford Dining Halls
Learn about the chefs

Stanford Libraries Juneteenth Guide

Juneteenth commemorates the date June 19th, 1865 when enslaved people in Texas finally learned they were free. As the nation honors and celebrates the Juneteenth holiday, this Library Guide provides links to resources that will teach about this monumental yet overlooked event. These resources on the history of Juneteenth are available through the Stanford Libraries and beyond.

Access the guide here: https://guides.library.stanford.edu/Juneteenth


Hosted by: Institutional Equity, Access & Community