Reflections on Juneteenth: Conversation & Gospel Recital

28jun5:30 pm8:00 pmReflections on Juneteenth: Conversation & Gospel Recital5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Juneteenth Reflections 2023

Event Details

Mizell Center presents 3rd Wednesday Speaker Series - Reflections on Juneteenth: Conversation & Gospel Recital on Wednesday, June 28.

Join Mizell Center, scholars and community leaders in a conversation examining the historic and social complexity of Juneteenth.

What are the lessons the holiday imparts historically and currently?

What are the implications for social democracy, community-building and cultivating a climate of hope?

A gospel recital follows the conversation.

Lead Community Partner:
Brothers of the Desert

Promotional Partners:
KGAY/Gay Desert Guide, Palm Springs Post, Promo Homo TV

Community Partners
Palm Springs Black Chamber of Commerce, LGBTQ+ History & Archives of the Desert, LGBT Community Center of the Desert, Palm Springs Black History Committee, Palm Springs Public Library and Stonewall Democratic Club (as 6/6/2023)


Welcoming Remarks
Grace Garner, Mayor, City of Palm Springs

Mzilikazi Kone, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science College of the Desert

Wes Rankins, Community Organizer

Marilyn F. Solomon, Award-winning Television Producer/Moderator

Gospel Recital:
Yve Evans, Hope Diamond , Charles Huff and Doug Need

Closing Remarks
Rich Wallace, President Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce

Admission is Free

Reservations Required: or

Mizell Center’s 3rd Wednesday Speaker Series presents noted speakers in the arts, academia, music, politics and culture. Launched in September 2021, the series showcases cultural programming that engages diverse audiences. Programs are often produced in collaboration with other community based non-profit organizations.



(Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Mizell Center

480 South Sunrise Way, Palm Springs. 92264