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Juneteenth 2024 | Stanford R&DE

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Our theme for Juneteenth this year is, “Unity in Freedom: A Juneteenth Commemoration”. The scheduled programs encapsulate both the essence and spirit of this national holiday commemorating the date that enslaved people in Galveston, Texas became free. Under General Order No. 3, issued by General Gordon Granger, on June 19th ,1865, African Americans in Texas were able to realize the freedoms President Abraham Lincoln had promised them more than two years earlier with the Emancipation Proclamation. That journey continues today as we work together to build a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive university and nation. Juneteenth is commemorated in communities across America since becoming a federal holiday in 2021. To learn more about the history of Juneteenth, please click here

R&DE Juneteenth events take place across multiple Stanford campuses and venues, and showcase the African American experience through food, art, and culture. Stanford is proud to celebrate diverse cultures and ethnicities to allow the opportunity to learn from one another and show that we value our rich and varied tapestry. See all of the Stanford Juneteenth Planning Committee community-wide 2024 Juneteenth events here.


R&DE teams will be featured in many of the events listed below:

Special Meal Kits for Pre-order

Monday 6/10 - Friday 6/14 
Location: Cardinal Café, Stanford Redwood City Campus 

Cardinal Café at Stanford Redwood City will offer a special Meal Kit to take home and share with family and friends. Enjoy flavorful Crawfish Etouffee with Rice, Collard Greens, Peach Crumble Pie, and more. Pre-order June 10-14 and pick up your order June 19-21.

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Live Cooking Demo with Award Winning Chefs from Residential & Dining Enterprises

Tuesday 6/18, 1:00pm-2:00 pm 
Location: Cardinal Cafe, Stanford Redwood City

Executive Chefs Terry Braggs and William Montagne will craft a variety of flavorful dishes that celebrate the vibrant tapestry of Black culinary culture. From soulful classics to innovative twists, they'll share exclusive recipes and delicious samples with all who gather.

Food & Community

Wednesday 6/19, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm 
Location: Black Community Service Center

Guests will savor fried fish, jerk chicken, and a variety of other dishes in honor of Juneteenth. Chef Dillon Campbell, with Residential & Dining Enterprises, will share insights on the historical significance of the menu items and their importance within the African American community.

Live Cooking Demo with Chef Terry Braggs

Tuesday 6/25, 1:00pm - 2:00pm 
Location: Webinar Link

Executive Chef Terry Braggs, with Residential & Dining Enterprises, will craft a variety of delectable dishes deeply rooted in the Black culinary tradition. Experience a delicious assortment of African American inspired dishes.

Live Cooking Demo with Chef Terry Braggs

Juneteenth & Multicultural Event

Wednesday, June 26 at 1:30 pm
Location: EVGR Pavilion and Pub

A flyer invitation to all R&DE staff announcing event programming and additional details is forthcoming.

The celebration continues! Click here to see more Juneteenth events across Stanford locations and be part of our vibrant community celebrations.