The medical center is hosting a virtual event as well as bringing food trucks to campus as part of efforts to mark Juneteenth.
The University of Nebraska at Omaha's Cynthia Robinson, PhD, chair of the UNO Department of Black Studies, will speak on June 18 from 1-2 p.m. on "Jubilee: Celebrating Juneteenth and the History of the Emancipation Proclamation."
The presentation is sponsored by the African American/Black Alliance (AABA) at Nebraska Medicine and the Interdisciplinary Association of Minority Health Professionals of the Omaha Metropolitan Area (I AM HOME).
The Emancipation Proclamation, signed in 1865, did not mark the end of slavery. In 1865, Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas, on June 19 with news that the war had ended and that all enslaved people in the United States of America were free. This event is celebrated as Juneteenth.
Dr. Robinson's presentation will explore the journey from the Emancipation Proclamation to Juneteenth.
In addition, The Nebraska Medicine Company store has Diversity, Equity and Inclusion T-shirts available for $17 available to purchase in support of Juneteenth.
The AABA also is inviting food trucks to campus.
Thursday, June 17, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Taste of Heaven food truck at Village Pointe
- Jelly Dogs food truck at the Durham Research Center
Friday, June 18, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Smoking Guns food truck at the Durham Research Center
- Wilby Comfort food truck at Davis Global Center
Visit the AABA Nebraska Now channel for preorder information and more.
Friday, June 18
- Nebraska Medicine Bellevue Medical Center will have a special menu
Juneteenth facts will be featured on the monitor screens throughout the med center, as well.
I appreciate the expansion of cultural events at UNMC!