Honoring Juneteenth Day
iSchool Presents Online EDI Symposium June 20
Published: June 16, 2022 by Eori Tokunaga
The San José State University iSchool is committed to actively honoring and amplifying stories from diverse communities as part of our goal to be a more equitable, diverse, inclusive, and accessible community. As SJSU Spartans, it is imperative that we cultivate a justice-oriented and community-minded culture for students, faculty and staff.
In 2021, Juneteenth Day became a federally recognized national holiday. On June 19, 1865, enslaved Americans in Galveston, Texas received word that they were finally free, despite President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation two years prior. Today, we continue to celebrate this momentous day in not only commemorating African American freedom, but also in uplifting Black educators, scholars, artists, and communities. (source: juneteenth.com)
We are very honored and excited to welcome professional storyteller, Binnie Tate Wilkin, on Monday, June 20, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time for this online symposium.
Register to Attend: https://sjsu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_t1MuXEdvR-muWpm8CklQdQ
Binnie Tate Wilkin is an award-winning storyteller, writer and library services consultant. She has cultivated years of experience working in public libraries, focusing on children’s librarianship and outreach services. Her recent work has been involved with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the American Library Association, the California Library Association, and the Los Angeles County Library. In 2019, she was inducted into the California Library Hall of Fame, and in 2021, she received the National Storytelling Network’s Western Region Oracle Award.