Building the new Boston together.

Five days of embracing music, art, culture, ideas, joy, and community

Featuring

Dr. Lee Pelton

A well-respected thought and innovation leader, Pelton was named as a Living Legend by the Boston Museum of African American History in 2021 and inducted by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce into its Academy of Distinguished Bostonians in 2020.

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Heather McGhee

Best-selling author of The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

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Sheena Collier

Connector, convener, and planner.

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Hank Willis Thomas

A conceptual artist working primarily with themes related to perspective, identity, commodity, media, and popular culture.

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Amandi Music

Catch Boston’s own multi-talented songwriter/recording artist making the soundtrack to our lives.

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Dr. Lee Pelton

A well-respected thought and innovation leader, Pelton was named as a Living Legend by the Boston Museum of African American History in 2021 and inducted by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce into its Academy of Distinguished Bostonians in 2020.

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Heather McGhee

Best-selling author of The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

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Lineup

Mon Jun 13th

@ The Boston Foundation

It’s Not a Zero-Sum Game

Heather McGhee

Best-Selling Author

Dr. Lee Pelton

President/CEO, The Boston Foundation

Unveiling the Vision for a Community Well-Being Dashboard

King Boston Plenary

Dr. April Khadijah Inniss

Director of Community Engaged Research, King Boston

Greg Groover Jr. Jazz Quartet

In Concert

Tue Jun 14th

@ Harvard Medical School

Healing from Racialized Trauma

Michael Curry

Mass League of Community Health Centers

Jenee Osterheldt

Boston Globe, Moderator

Dr. Joan Reede

Harvard Medical School

Dr. Thea James

Boston Medical Center

Kaovanny

Artist

Wed Jun 15th

@ ICA

The Saving Power of Culture

Hank Willis Thomas

Artist, Designer Of The Embrace Memorial

Rujeko Hockley

Assistant Curator, Whitney Museum

Rob Gibbs

Artist

Sheena Collier

Boston While Black

Michael J. Bobbitt

Mass Cultural Council

Thurs Jun 16th

@ GBH

Truth, Reconciliation, and Reparations

Kamm Howard

Executive Director of Reparations United, former Co-Chair of N'COBRA

Sheryl Evans Davis

San Francisco Human Rights Commission (HRC)

Dr. Amilcar Shabazz

UMASS Amherst

Robin Rue Simmons

FirstRepair

Dr. Jemadari Kamara

University of Massachusetts Boston

Fri Jun 17th

@ MassArt

Equity, Freedom and the Future

Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson

Michael and Denise Kellen ‘68 Associate Professor of Africana Studies, Wellesley College

Dr. Barbara Krauthamer

Dean, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, UMass Amherst

Latoyia Edwards

NBCUniversal Boston

The Honorable Kim Janey

Former Mayor of Boston

Robert Lewis Jr.

Boys & Girls Club Of Boston

Fri Jun 17th

@ Nubian Square

Free Juneteenth Block Party

Slick Vick

Artist

SuperSmash Broz

Artist

ReaL P

Artist

CELEBRATE JUNETEENTH WITH US

As a part of King Boston’s Embrace Ideas Festival, we are excited to partner with United Way and other partners to provide small grants of specifically to sponsor Juneteenth-related festivities and/or activities.

Sponsors

City Of Boston
Mellon Foundation
MGB
State Street
PNC Bank
NBC Universal
The Boston Foundation
Harvard Medical
ICA Logo
GBH
Mass Art College
United Way
Stop & Shop
Converse
A Beautiful Resistance
Boston Globe Black News Hour
Castle Group
Klaviyo
PCA Logo
Cooley
Greater Boston Chamber Of Commerce
Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
BABJ
BAMS Fest
Bank Of America
Barr Foundation logo
Boston Ballet
BCC logo
BECMA
Boston While Black logo
Black Joy logo
Deloitte logo
EBF logo
JU logo
Klarman logo
Mass Mutual logo
North American Indian Center of Boston
Project step logo
Provider's Council
RCD
Resilient Cities Network
Skanska logo
Wagner logo
Yawkey logo
The Huntington Theatre
ABCD