2024 Juneteenth Celebration

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The MBL Diversity & Inclusion Committee invites you to join in the Celebration of Juneteenth 2024!

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

Dr. Robert Livingston
Dr. Robert Livingston
June 12 - Ambrose Jearld, Jr. Lecture

"Promoting Racial Equity in the Workplace and Society"
Presented by Dr. Robert Livingston, a social psychologist and one of the world’s leading experts on the science of diversity, equity, and inclusion in organizations.

3 - 4:15pm
Clapp Auditorium
7 MBL St.

Learn more about the Ambrose Jearld, Jr. Lecture
bbq picnic
June 18 - Juneteenth BBQ Lunch & DJ Arthur Joia

A celebration lunch for all MBL associates/personnel and 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.

highfield hall
June 19 - Juneteenth Celebration @ Highfield Hall

10:30 am - 1:00 pm
56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth

Highfield Hall invites you to join them for a Juneteenth Celebration. There will be activities for all ages! Dance to the tunes of Crocodile River Music from 11-11:45 am, enjoy refreshments and conversation, or take a reflective walk in Beebe Woods. Registration is encouraged, not required.

learn more about the highfield hall event here
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June 19 - Evening Movie & Trivia Challenge

Woods Hole Public Library
581 Woods Hole Road

View Movie Info Here
Shirley Malcom
Dr. Shirley Malcom
June 21 - Friday Evening Lecture

“Finding a Place in Science: Life Sciences and Lived Experiences”
Shirley Malcom
American Association for the Advancement of Science SEA Change

Cornelia Clapp Auditorium
7 MBL Street

view the Malcom lecture info
Elva Diaz
Dr. Elva Diaz
June 27 - The Joe L. Martinez, Jr. and James G. Townsel Endowed Lectureship in SPINES

"How to change your mind: Broadening access to Neuroscience by understanding mechanisms of Brain function in Learning and Memory"
Elva Diaz, PhD, Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Chair, Neuroscience Graduate Program, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine

4 – 6pm
Speck Auditorium
10 MBL Street

Learn more about the Diaz lecture here