Advisory: Marquette University co-hosting Juneteenth kick-off celebration with Safe & Sound, June 17

June 15, 2023

Juneteenth Celebration FlyerMILWAUKEE — Marquette University and Safe & Sound, a nonprofit organization committed to safe neighborhoods in Milwaukee, will co-host a Juneteenth weekend kick-off celebration on Saturday, June 17, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Safe & Sound, 4422 W. Leon Terrace.

The celebration will feature a Youth Voice Stage to kick off Juneteenth festivities, amplifying youth voices through singing, dancing, poetry, live art and more. There will also be resource tables, food trucks and yard games. Juneteenth T-shirts will also be available.

Event information:

  • When: Saturday, June 17; 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Where: Safe & Sound, Inc., 4422 W. Leon Terrace

Media interested in attending the ceremony should contact Diamond Thompson, Safe & Sound program manager, at or Dr. Kristin Haglund, professor of Nursing at Marquette, at

About Marquette University

Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university located near the heart of downtown Milwaukee that offers a comprehensive range of majors in 11 nationally and internationally recognized colleges and schools. Through the formation of hearts and minds, Marquette prepares our 11,100 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional students to lead, excel and serve as agents of positive change. And, we deliver results. Ranked in the top 20% of national universities, Marquette is recognized for its undergraduate teaching, innovation and career preparation as the sixth-best university in the country for job placement. Our focus on student success and immersive, personalized learning experiences encourages students to think critically and engage with the world around them. When students graduate with a Marquette degree, they are truly prepared and called to Be The Difference.

About Kevin Conway

Kevin Conway

Kevin is the associate director for university communication in the Office of University Relations. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or