Join us this Friday, June 5 at noon (CST) on Zoom for a FREE program about the meaning of Juneteenth with Bukata Hayes.

Program Description:
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally-celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. It is celebrated on June 19 each year. Mankato celebrated its first community-wide Juneteenth in 2018. During this FREE and interactive online program, Bukata will talk about the significance of Juneteenth to the Black community here in Mankato and across the country.

Zoom Link:
CLICK HERE just prior to noon on Friday, June 5 to join the program!

About Bukata:
“The most important thing about me is that I am the son of Dia Damani and Karen Hayes, husband to Lisa and father to Damani, Jalen, Zavier, and Zuri. In addition to this, I have served as the Executive Director of the Greater Mankato Diversity Council, a non-profit, focused on diversity, inclusion and equity in Southern Minnesota since September, 2006. I recently co-authored a book titled, WRITE on RACE to be RIGHT on RACE Resource Journaling Guide which is a self-study on race highlighting its many impacts on our communities.”