JUNE 2023 

The IDC is located at 2100 Student Center. Information: ua_idc@ua.edu or 205-348-9029.

Juneteenth exhibitJuneteenth Freedom Day Exhibition

June 1-15 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily | IDC
(Cultural Engagement/Educational Engagement)
*Open to everyone

In recognition of the Juneteenth holiday, the Intercultural Diversity Center and Black Student Union will present a Juneteenth Freedom Day exhibit. Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. It is also often observed for celebrating African American culture. Originating in Galveston, Texas, it has been celebrated annually on June 19 in various parts of the United States since 1865. This exhibition explores its history, key figures, its impact within the United States and African American community, ways to get involved and more.

Juneteenth Pop-up ShopJuneteenth Freedom Day Pop-Up Shop

Thursday, June 15 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Intercultural Diversity Center
(Educational Engagement/Cultural Exploration/Social Enrichment)
*Open to everyone

In celebration of the federally acknowledged Juneteenth holiday, the Intercultural Diversity Center and the Black Student Union will host a special Pop-Up Shop. This program will feature a presentation focusing on the history of Juneteenth (1865-present day), celebrations and practices, reading lists and more. In addition, participants can view the exhibit, participate in table conversations and more. For more information, contact the Intercultural Diversity Center at ua_idc@ua.edu.

The History of the Tuscaloosa Lesbian Coalition Exhibit

Thursday, June 16-30 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily | Intercultural Diversity Center
(Cultural Exploration/Educational Engagement)
*Open to community, UA students, faculty, staff, and UA System

In collaboration with The University of Alabama’s Queer History Project, Safe Zone Resource Center will host an exhibit in the Intercultural Diversity Center highlighting the history of the Tuscaloosa Lesbian Coalition. Participants can learn about the history and advocacy of the Tuscaloosa Lesbian Coalition, as well as LGBTQIA+ culture in Tuscaloosa’s past. This exhibit will feature maps, photography, and textiles to illustrate the lives and efforts of the Coalition. For more information, contact the Safe Zone Resource Center at safezone@ua.edu.