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Date(s) - 06/17/2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Southeast Steuben County Library


Akua Lezli Hope learned about Juneteenth through other Black employees of Corning Incorporated, who hailed from other parts of the USA where it was celebrated. She joined the effort to create Juneteenth commemorations in Corning, NY, beginning in 1993, performing her poetry in Centerway Square.

This reading of her original work on the themes of civil rights and freedom is a continuation of those observances. Akua will be holding the reading over Zoom. Please sign up below to receive the Zoom link.

This activity is made possible in part by the QuickARTS grant program administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and funded by the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc.

Sign up at https://ssclibrary.org/activities/juneteenth-poetry-akua-lezli-hope/

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