VIGIL & MEMORIAL + JUNETEENTH SERVICE:
Healing meditation stations + performances,
Actionable strategies for economic & social justice reform
Interactive public art + Exhibition ft. Photographer Cendino Temé (No More Blues Exhibit)
MUCE, the Miami Urban Contemporary Experience will hold a vigil and memorial service, Say Their Names, in honor of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and the countless unarmed black men, women, and children who have been slain by police and suffer hate crimes with no justice for their deaths. This event takes place on June 19th from 7pm – 11pm at the MUCE CAMPUS, located at 246 NW 54th Street, Miami, FL 33127. RSVP HERE. Limited space as social distancing practices in place.
June 19th, also known as Juneteenth, is a nationally recognized holiday to acknowledge the true day of liberation for Southern blacks in bondage who were not made aware that slavery had been abolished two years prior and that they were now freed people. This memorial service celebrates the resiliency of the black community who continue to strive for equality and global reparations for the historical enslavement and systemic oppression of the culture.
Say Their Names Vigil and Memorial Service also serves as an opportunity for the community to get actively involved in social and economic justice. The event will include healing meditation sessions, musical performances, collective conversations with strategic initiatives and actionable steps any human being can take to create an equitable world for all people. Photographer Cendino Temé, creator of the iconic No More Blues exhibition will install an interactive art station that encapsulates and expresses the trauma and helplessness endured by Black people and the world due to institutionalized violence and oppression.
All gatherers are required to wear a faceguard or mask as social distancing practices will be in place during the event. It is suggested to bring a black candle to honor the slain and a mindset of collective consciousness for healing and organizing. Black candles will be available for purchase on site as well.
The event is free. A resource list of social justice organizations will be provided to participants; donations to these groups are encouraged. All inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org