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Diversity Events

Missouri Human Rights Conference

Juneteenth   

Celebrate Juneteenth at these Missouri events:

Central Missouri

Western Missouri

  • Don’t miss Juneteenth at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on June 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy music, entertainment, visual and literacy arts, and educational presentations. For tickets, parking, and additional event information, visit the site.
  • JuneteenthKC 2017 festivities will be held on June 17 in the historic 18th and Vine District. This free event kicks off at noon and includes live entertainment, a healthy life style kid’s zone, and retail vendors.
  • In honor of Juneteenth, the Kansas City Public Library, Central location, will present Occidental College history professor Sharla M. Fett’s discussion of her book Recaptured Africans: Surviving Slave Ships, Detention, and Dislocation in the Final Years of the Slave Trade. Arrive early on June 19 for the 6 p.m. reception or at 6:30 p.m. for the program start. For additional detail or to RSVP, explore the site.
  • On June 18, Joplin will host a Juneteenth celebration from 1 – 2 p.m. at George Washington Carver National Monument. Visit online for updated information.                                                                  

Eastern Missouri

  • Join East St. Louis and the Community Development Sustainable Solutions organization in honoring Juneteenth on June 17 from noon to 8 p.m. at Kenneth Hall/Jones Park Boathouse. The event will highlight unity and wellness and will focus on boosting sickle cell disease awareness with sweet potato and carrot seedlings available to further promote healthy living. This year’s theme will explore mass incarceration and the school-to-prison pipeline. Visit the site for Juneteenth updates and future events.
  • Songwriters may celebrate by showcasing their original music in the genres of gospel, R&B, soul, rap, hip-hop, blues, and jazz at Let Your Voice Be Heard songwriting contest. Auditions will be held on June 3 from 2 – 5 p.m. at the Schlafly Branch, June 10 from 2 – 5 p.m. at the Divoll Branch, and June 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Julia Davis Branch and from 2 – 5 p.m. at the Cabanne Branch. Finalists compete beginning at noon on June 24 at the St. Louis Public Library’s Schlafly Branch.
  • Enhance your Juneteenth celebration by joining St. Louis residents on June 16 – 17 to enjoy the annual RFT Music Showcase taking place in the Grove area of Manchester Avenue. Visit online for the latest information about this event featuring nine venues and over 100 bands. 
  • Explore African American History and Genealogy on June 17 at 1 p.m. in the AT&T Foundation Multipurpose Room, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis. Check online for updates and future related events.

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Missourians pay tribute to the LGBTQ communities at the following events and celebrations.

Individuals may visit the following resources to learn more: