2023 Juneteenth Celebration

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The MBL Diversity & Inclusion Committee invites you to join in the Celebration of Juneteenth 2023!

The MBL commemorates Juneteenth—the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States—with a series of activities and programming to celebrate this special day recognizing June 19, 1865, the day the Emancipation Proclamation was finally enforced in Texas, the last of the seceding states to be occupied by the federal army.  


Sponsored by the MBL Diversity and Inclusion Committee

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June 14 - Evening Movie & Trivia Challenge

Woods Hole Public Library
581 Woods Hole Road

Learn more about Movie Night here
Kenneth Turner
June 16 - Friday Evening Lecture

“Changing the Complexion of the Life Sciences”
Kenneth Turner, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
8:00 - 9:00pm
Clapp Auditorium
7 MBL Street

view the Turner lecture info
bbq picnic
June 19 - Juneteenth BBQ Lunch with DJ Arthur Joia

A celebration lunch for all MBL & Woods Hole Diversity Advisory Committee Member Organizations employees & their families
11:30am - 1:30pm
Swope Dining Hall & Terraces overlooking Eel Pond

Lunch is free but registration is required for anyone not on an MBL Meal Plan.

click here to register for bbq
highfield hall
June 19 - Juneteenth Celebration @ Highfield Hall

11:00am - 2:00pm
56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth

Highfield Hall invites you to join them for a Juneteenth Celebration. Dance to the tunes of Crocodile River Music, enjoy refreshments and conversation, or take a reflective walk in Beebe Woods. There will be activities for all ages.

learn more about the highfield hall event here
Yakeel Quiroz
June 29 - The Joe L. Martinez, Jr. and James G. Townsel Endowed Lectureship in SPINES

"Untangling the Role of Rare Genetic Variants in Protection against Alzheimer’s Disease: From Biomarkers to Novel Therapeutic Targets"
Yakeel Quiroz, PhD, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School; Director, Familial Dementia Neuroimaging Lab, Massachusetts General Hospital

4:00 - 6:00pm
Cornelia Clapp Auditorium
7 MBL Street

view the Quiroz lecture info