Delray Beach, Fla. – What’s in store for June 2022 at the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum and area locations? It’s Juneteenth and more.
Author Simone Browne will talk about her book, “Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness,” Thursday, June 16, 7 p.m. at The Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach. As research director of Critical Surveillance Inquiry, who examines the social and ethical implications of surveillance technologies, her award-winning book shows how contemporary surveillance technologies and practices are informed by the long history of racial formation and by the methods of policing Black life under slavery. To RSVP for the free Authors Speak event see events schedule at artsgarage.org.
Remembering Samuel Nelson, Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m. at Pompey Park, 1101 NW 2nd St. The Palm Beach County Remembrance Project Coalition will host a soil collection ceremony memorial to Nelson, whose steel door of his cell was battered open, and his body found riddled with bullets, next to a canal west of Delray Beach, in a 1926 murder labeled a lynching. The soil collected near the site of his body’s location will be displayed at the Equal Justice Initiative’s National Memorial for Justice and Peace. Visit pbremembrance.org.
Welcome old friends on Juneteenth. The Florida Highwaymen will return on Sunday, June 19, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. (times subject to change), to the Spady Museum’s Williams Cottage, 170 NW Fifth Ave., Delray Beach. For one day only, artist Robert Lewis will paint; his work will be on display and for sale. The Spady Museum previously welcomed Lewis and Isaac Knight, Curtis Arnette and Willy Regan to share their art during Black History Month 2019. Call 561-279-8883 or visit spadymuseum.com.
Celebrate Black Gloriousness. An intergenerational panel and culminating event for the Palm Beach County School District’s African and African-American Studies Summer Institute, designed to highlight the positives about being Black, Thursday, June 23, 68 p.m., Delray Beach Library, 100 W. Atlantic Ave.
Experience “Radical Pleasure,” Saturday, June 25, 12:30-2 p.m. at the Spady Museum, 170 NW Fifth Ave., Delray Beach. Join museum Director Charlene Farrington for a free, indepth conversation with exhibition curator Tayina Deravile and featured artists/co-curators Khaulah Naima Nuruddin and Sheree L. Greer. The exhibition pairing literary and visual art will be on display through June 30 at the museum.
For other information call 561-279-8883 or visit spadymuseum.com