Members Only Free Members Only Webinar: Juneteenth Cultural Celebration: Awareness, Appropriation, and Allyship

Online via Zoom

On June 19th each year we observe the commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. A day marked with celebration and rejoicing, it is also a time for reflecting and personal growth. We invite peoples of all backgrounds and abilities to join us in honoring this important day by coming together to celebrate our differences, our similarities, our cultures, and each other.


During this training we will learn about allyship and how you can be a contributing ally in the racial justice movement. We’ll take a deep dive into cultural confusion and appropriation, considering examples from modern media and our own experiences. We’ll also celebrate our own cultures, share and learn from one another to leave attendees feeling uplifted and inspired.


In this training, you will:

  • Learn how to be a contributing ally to the racial justice movement;
  • Gain an understanding of the nuances between cultural appropriation and celebration;
  • Learn how to identify and respond to cultural appropriation; and
  • Celebrate the different cultures of your fellow attendees and the Juneteenth holiday.


Register here!

Presented by:

Shaplaie Brooks, BUILD Program Director, Roxbury Youthworks

About the presenter: Shaplaie Brooks has been the BUILD Program Director since March 2019. She has a wealth of experience with diversity and inclusion, children and families, domestic and gender based violence, as well as housing insecurities in Rhode Island, Georgia, and Missouri, which provided a strong base with which to succeed at BUILD. Shaplaie has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and began a dual master’s program studying Social Work: Clinical Practice and Public Administration.

If you have any questions, please contact Patrick Daily, Education and Membership Associate, by email or phone: (508)-598-9679.