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2018 Juneteenth Celebration in Tucson

“The 153rd anniversary of our country’s Juneteenth celebration happens in 2018. Celebrations in Tucson and around the USA aim to increase knowledge and appreciation of the roles, achievements and contributions of African Americans to our society and pay tribute to this important milestone in our nation’s history — the annual commemoration of the end of slavery, when our nation finally and truly became “the land of the free” (on June 19, 1865). Enjoy historical presentations and exhibits, music and dance, arts, crafts and food vendors, at Dunbar Cultural Center. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.”

10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on June 16, at Dunbar Cultural Center, 225 W. 2nd St. Tucson

https://www.facebook.com/tusjuneteenth/

48th Annual Tucson Juneteenth Festival
Informational tables, historical presentations, mental health film, retail vendors, food vendors, kids zone and a variety of entertainment. Please come out and enjoy the festivities. This is a free indoor family friendly event.

https://www.facebook.com/events/246989672523034/

Two free MLK Holiday showings of “Hidden Figures” at the Loft

Free MLK Day Screenings!

Hidden Figures

MONDAY, JANUARY 15 AT 11 a.m. and 7:30PM | FREE ADMISSION, Loft Cinema at 3233 E. Speedway Blvd, in Tucson

Special thanks to our community partner, Tucson Black Film Club

Join us for either of two free screenings of Hidden Figures on MLK Day.

“Meet the women you don’t know behind the mission you do. The Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures tells the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson, Empire), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer, The Help) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe, Moonlight) – brilliant African-American women working at NASA in the early 1960s, women who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in American history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.

This visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire future generations to dream big. Also starring Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst and Mahershala Ali, with music by Pharrell Williams.”(Dir. by Theodore Melfi, 2016, USA, in English, 127 mins., Rated PG)