3rd Annual Farmington Area Juneteenth

Solidarity, Not Uniformity –Healing Through Trauma

“Forward Ever, Backward Never” –Kwame Nkrumah

June 18 – 20, 2021
Solidarity, Not Uniformity
Healing through Trauma

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• Mental & Body Health
• Conversations on Blackness
• Voters’ Rights
• Reimagining Policing
• Ally ship, Co-Conspirators & Co-Collaborator

Program (Summary):

Friday, June 18

Pre-Conference Master Workshop

Friday, June 18, 2021
2:00 – 4:00 PM Master Workshop on Blackness & Meaning of Juneteenth.
This workshop provides a foundation for the three day conference, especially the Friday night “Conversations on Blackness”, the 12:15 – 1:45 General Presentation on “Where Do We Go From Here?, and the Panel on Activist Youth Leadership .

1) Anti-Racism or Anti-Blackness, are they the same?
2) If race is a social construct, what is Blackness? What is Whiteness? What is ethnicity, e.g., Hispanic identities? What are the racial constructs of racial identities like Asian-American, Indian/Native American, etc.
3) In Isabel Wilkerson’s concept of caste, Black people are always in the bottom rung of the caste system, even when laws are passed that are meant to repair that. Why is that?
4) Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana said, “Forward ever, backward never!” Why in our US history when two steps are made forward in Black progress, there is an immediate backlash, e.g., Reconstruction, Tulsa Massacre, the 1920’s Movements for Negro Improvement including the Black art & literature, 1950 – 70’s Civil Rights and Black Power Movements, 2020 BLM and #MeToo Movements, etc.
5) How does celebrating or commemorating Juneteenth address the issues of voter suppression, health inequities, policing disparities, mis-education, personal and emotional health, electoral and representative politics, etc.
6) Are there really two Americas? One Black and one White? Understanding de-facto and de-jure segregation, e.g., White supremacist groups, Jim Crow, redlining, sundown cities, white terrorism, housing acts, Urban Renewal & Negro Removal, etc.
7) And, yet…we can all heal through Black trauma to achieve solidarity and not uniformity–interrogating ally-ship, co=conspirators, and collaborators in achieving justice and freedom for all.

4:00-4:30 pm Opening and Welcome

4:30 – 5:45 pm Breakout Session #1

5:45 – 6:00 pm Personal Break – Zoom Room [Video/Musical Selection(s)]

6:00 – 8:00 pm “Conversations on Blackness”  

8:00 – 8:30 pm “Say Their Names” Commemoration of Our Ancestors.

Saturday, June 19th  -Juneteenth

9:00 – 10:00 am Re-imagining Protection of Our Communities: Commemorating Juneteenth (Panel)

10:00 -11:00 am Breakout Session  #2

11:00 – 11:15pm <<< Personal Break – Zoom Room>>> [Video/Musical Selection(s)]

11:15-12:15 Breakout Session #3

12:15 – 12:30 <<< Personal Break – Zoom Room>>> [Video/Musical Selection(s)]>>

12:30-1:45 pm General Session: Countering the Backward Trending Against Inclusivity & Equity! Healing the Trauma of 400 Years of Anti-Blackness Through Solidarity (Ally Ship, Co-Collaborators * Co-Conspirators), Not Uniformity

1:45-2:45 pm Breakout Session #4

2:45-4:00 pm  Conversations on Leadership for Young Activists:

4:00 pm Wrap Up and Action Steps for Moving/Trending Forward

Descriptions of Program General Sessions

Friday, June 18   4:00-4:30 pm
Check in and Welcome – James Murray & Britney Faulkner McGhee, Conference Chair and Rev. Dr. Patricia Coleman-Burns, Pastor, First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Farmington Hills. “What is the meaning of Juneteenth?” Exploring the Conference Theme: Healing through Trauma Solidarity, Not Uniformity. Sounding the Clarion Call: “Forward Ever, Backward Never” Kwame Nkrumah (Countering the Backward Regression Against Inclusivity & Equity!)

Friday, June 18. Breakout Session #1 4:30- 5:45 pm

Friday, June 18   6:00 – 8:00 pm. “Conversations on Blackness: Developing A Collective Memory –Ally ship, Co-Conspirator, Co-collaborator.” Engage in Conversations Among and Between Diverse Generations, Cultures, Identities, Values & Perspectives. (Specialized breakouts for 11th graders and above)

Friday, June 18   8:00 – 8:30 pm. “Say Their Names” Commemoration of Our Ancestors. Participants will be asked to submit names of those to be remembered. 

Saturday, June 19th  -Juneteenth    9:00 – 10:00 –Re-imagining Protection of Our Communities: Commemorating Juneteenth—“Black Independence Day” (Riots or Massacres?) Community Policing Innovations Panel

Saturday, June 19. Breakout Session  #2 10:00-11:00 am

11:00 – 11:15pm <<< Personal Break – Zoom Room>>> [Video/Musical Selection(s)]

Saturday, June 19. Breakout Session #3 11:15-12:15

12:15 – 12:30 <<< Personal Break – Zoom Room>>> [Video/Musical Selection(s)]>>

Saturday,   June 19th  12:30-1:45 pm General Session: Countering the Backward Trending Against Inclusivity & Equity! Healing the Trauma of 400 Years of Anti-Blackness Through Solidarity (Ally Ship, Co-Collaborators * Co-Conspirators), Not Uniformity

1:45-2:45 pm Breakout Session #4

Saturday, June 19th  2:45-4:00 pm  Conversations on Leadership for Young Activists:

Saturday, June 19th  4:00 Wrap Up and Action Steps for Moving/Trending Forward

Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Schedule)

Friday, June 18. Breakout Session #1 4:30- 5:45 pm

Saturday, June 19. Breakout Session  #2 10:00-11:00 am

Saturday June 19. Breakout Session #3 11:15 am -12:15 pm

Saturday June 19. Breakout Session #4 1:45-2:45 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Brief Descriptions)

Friday, June 18. Breakout Session #1 4:30- 5:45 pm

Bodhi Yoga by Alana Abdal

“Healing through Trauma” by Dr. Sharon Hobbs, Clinical Psychologist

“Healthy Movement for Healthy Bodies” by Dr. Robert Burns, NOVI Doctors of Physical Therapy

“Engaging Community to Support and Uplift Maternal-Infant Care during Covid-19 and Beyond; Black Maternal/Infant Lives Matter!” by Dr. Sekeita Lewis-Johnson

Saturday, June 19 (Juneteenth). Breakout Session #2 10:00 – 11:00 am

“Wellness Techniques for Coping with COVID-19+ & Violence Against Black Bodies”.   Mind and body techniques which quickly and effectively address the stress, anxiety, and depression we feel in these challenging times by Colleen Tavor

“Refugees/Asylum Seekers/Immigrant Rights: ‘What we need to Know- Why We Should Care?’” with Deb Drennan, Freedom House & Seydi Sarr African Bureau of Immigration & Social Affairs ABISA

“How to Run for Office — ‘Have You Ever Thought About Seeking A Public Elected or Appointed Office?’”:  Coffee Hour with local Office Holders.

“Criminal Legal Reform: Why it’s Important to ALL of us!” With Rick Speck, Safe & Just MI, Community Engagement Specialist on the Clean Slate Initiative

Saturday, June 19 (Juneteenth). Breakout Session #3 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

“Black Women Leadership Holds Up the Sky!! ‘Where do we go from here?’” with: Councilwoman Jackie Boleware, Farmington Hills City Council; Councilwoman Mary Sheffield, Detroit, District 5; Trustee Mable Fox, Farmington Public Schools; Ms. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo; Dr. Bonnie D. Ferreal—Behavioral Analyst

Human Trafficking: Here-There-Everywhere Finding Safety, Edee Franklin, Founder and Organizer of Sanctum House

“Voter Suppression: What We Can Do About It!” with Kim Murphy-Kovalik Voters Not Politicians, Organizer

Saturday, June 19 (Juneteenth). Breakout Session #4 1:45 – 2:45 pm

Cancelled Session: “Embracing Diversity in Oakland County+”, Dave Coulter, Oakland County Executive & Dr. Robin Carter-Cooper, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer Oakland County [See: Juneteenth Panel Then & Now. Continue the conversation on Facebook about Juneteenth, https://fb.me/e/ZIztPfma

Cancelled Session: “Know Your School District Student Code of Conduct” with Mable  Fox, Farmington Public Schools, Trustee

“Breaking Into The Tech Industry”, Per Scholas, through rigorous training, professional development, and robust employer connections, prepares individuals traditionally underrepresented in technology for high-growth careers in the industry. Per Scholas partners with leading employers to build more diverse talent pools, directly connecting our graduates to new career opportunities, from Fortune 500 companies to innovative startups. With Britney Faulkner-McGhee.

Join Miss Kristel from the Farmington Community Library for movement, games, and picture books celebrating Juneteenth. This interactive story time is for ages 2-8 and caregivers.

Sunday, June 20 — Father’s Day & Juneteenth Commemoration

Join us for Sunday School! 11:00 – 11:45 am

See Zoom link at bottom!
Lesson 3 • June 20, 2021 Healed by Faith Lesson Scripture: Matthew 9:18-26; Mark 5:21-43; Luke 8:40-56 Focus Scripture: Matthew 9:18-26 Key Verse: Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, “Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.” Matthew 9:22 (NRSV)

Belin, Rev. Dr. Roderick D.. Liberating Faith Studies, Summer 2021: June-August lessons (p. 25). Kindle Edition.
https://www.amazon.com/Liberating-Faith-Studies-Summer-2021-ebook/dp/B0929GYJGL
($3)

ZOOM Link
First AME Church of Farmington Hills is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: FAME-FH Sunday School
Time: Jun 20, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Join Us For Worship!

Sunday, June 20, 4th Sunday After Pentecost Noon – 1:15 pm
First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Farmington Hills
Juneteenth Celebration and Commemoration / Father’s Day Worship Service
See Zoom link at bottom!
FAME FH Church is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: FAME-FH Church Worship Service
Time: Jun 20, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
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