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Social Justice Story Time: Celebrating Juneteenth Day

June 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Celebrate Juneteenth Day through a Social Justice Story Time with Rona Wolfe, a kindergarten teacher experienced in discussing big ideas. Through three stories, our children will have the opportunity to learn about and honor this important holiday!

Juneteenth commemorates the day in 1865 when Union troops finally arrived in Galveston, Texas to announce that all slaves were free through the Emancipation Proclamation, which was signed two and half years prior.

Milwaukee was one of the first northern cities to host city-wide festivities on Juneteenth Day. Since 1971, Milwaukee’s Northcott Neighborhood House in the Harambee neighborhood has hosted an annual celebration. This year’s celebration will take place once again in-person. Click here for details about this year’s celebration.

Rona Kader Wolfe has been a kindergarten teacher and anti-bias educator for 28 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from UW-Milwaukee, where she is currently working towards a master’s degree in Community Engagement and Education. Rona has served both Milwaukee’s Indigenous community and its Jewish community as a kindergarten teacher at the Indian Community School and most recently at Milwaukee Jewish Day School.

Purpose: To celebrate Juneteenth Day!

Activities:

  • Listen to three books

  • Movement break

  • Thoughtful kid-friendly discussion

When: 

Tuesday, June 15
4-5 p.m.

This event will be recorded. If you are unable to make it live, we will send out the recording to all registrants following the event.

Where: Your home! This event will be over Zoom. We’ll send you the link after your register.

Register: Click Here to Register

Participant Cap: unlimited

Age: All ages

Cost: Free

Questions: Email erinlemoine@kicmke.org.

Details

Date:
June 15
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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