Juneteenth is the "longest-running African-American holiday," and it recognizes June 19, 1865, as the date that news of slavery's end reached slaves in Texas
Juneteenth is the “longest-running African-American holiday,” and it recognizes June 19, 1865, as the date that news of slavery’s end reached slaves in Texas and other states in the southwest. In honor of this year’s Juneteenth celebration falling on Father’s day, we will be hosting an open mic night to honor the “Fathers” of the Civil Rights Movement. We invite you to join us as we celebrate freedom and those who fought for equality.
Our Hostess this evening is Therosia Reynolds. Therosia is a Creole descent from the African diaspora and Indigenous Nations. She is a visual, spoken word, and vocal artist from South Phoenix,AZ. Her recent work includes a residency with Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts, being an inaugural participant Arizona Commission on the Arts’ Artist Investment Program, ASU Gammage Molly Blank Fund Teaching Artist Certification, and being a Designing Artist on the light rail extension into South Phoenix with Valley Metro. She is also the creator and owner of OutHustle Your Struggle,an inspirational clothing brand birthed out of her own struggles with a serious childhood illness and impoverished environment. Her work centers on themes of hope, love and overcoming inequality.