Meridian Freedom Fest
Through Saturday, June 18
Meridian Freedom Fest, which honors Juneteenth, is a multi-event celebration honoring Juneteenth in Meridian Township. The festivities, hosted by the township, started on Monday and run through Sunday (June 19). A free movie screening of “Akeelah and the Bee” happens Saturday, (June 18) at Studio C!, 1999 Central Park Drive, Okemos. The film, which airs at 10 a.m., tells a story of Black excellence and perseverance. Also on Saturday, a forum will cover cultural issues and hear of Black experiences in Meridian Township. Led by Dr. Deresa Marie Scott, this starts at 2 p.m. at the Meridian Municipal Building, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos. It will be recorded and aired on HOMTV, Meridian Township’s Government Access Channel.
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