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June 15, 2022
MILWAUKEE — Marquette University and Safe & Sound, a nonprofit organization committed to safe neighborhoods in Milwaukee, will co-host a Juneteenth weekend kick-off celebration on Friday, June 17, from noon to 4 p.m. on the university’s Central Mall.
The celebration will feature a variety of musical acts, including DJ DRiPSweat and performers on a live youth stage: Bembé Drum & Dance, Xalaat Africa Drum and Dance for Life, School of Rock and vocal artists Jonah Danae, Big Perro, and several others. Performers are ages 11-17.
Free food trucks, t-shirts and kid’s activities from Discovery World and Betty Brinn will also be available, as well as resource tables featuring community organizations and Juneteenth history.
Media interested in attending the ceremony should contact Kevin Conway, associate director of university communication, at email@example.com or (414) 288-4745 in advance of the event.
Kevin is the associate director for university communication in the Office of Marketing and Communication. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or firstname.lastname@example.org.