June 18, 2020

UW Health joins virtual Juneteenth celebration

Madison, Wis. — UW Health and the UW Carbone Cancer Center invite everyone to join the first virtual Juneteenth celebration, organized by the Kujichagulia Madison Center for Self Determination. Our health experts will join community leaders during The Strength of our Resilience | Black Voices Matter session to talk about COVID-19 in the Black community.

The session will take place on Saturday, June 20, from 1-3pm with two, one-hour sessions via Facebook Live. RSVP here.

For 30 years, Madison has celebrated Juneteenth. Kujichagulia Madison Center for Self Determination has led the local tradition since 2009. Now, due to COVID-19, all their celebrations have moved online, but they have planned enriching and engaging online panels, classes and performances, and we are thrilled to be included.

The world is facing uncertain times. The Strength of our Resilience will be dedicated to acknowledging the ability of African Americans to thrive, survive, and build in the face of adversity and affirming the messages that are key to successful transitions through difficult times.

Session 1: Inspiring Resilience Through Opportunity | 1-2pm

  • Jack E. Daniels III, president of Madison college

  • Alia Stevenson, MS, chief programs officer, The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness

  • Sheray Wallace, CNA, community health worker, Meadowridge Library

  • Danubia Hester, MD, UW Carbone Cancer Center

  • Sheryl Henderson, MD, pediatric infectious disease specialist, the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

  • Ajay Sethi, PhD, faculty director, Master of Public Health program, University of Wisconsin

Session 2: Reinforcing Resilience | 2-3pm

  • Mandela Barnes Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin

  • Tiffany Green, PhD, assistant professor, Ob-Gyn and the Department