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Emancipation Jubilee 2022

Honouring 90 years since the first Emancipation Day celebration, The Emancipation Jubilee commemorates the Emancipation Proclamation of August 1, 1834, that ended slavery throughout the British Colonies, including Canada and parts of the Caribbean.

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Join us at the Emancipation Jubilee and celebrate the vibrancy of the Black communities and individuals that make Windsor and Essex County their home today! We have three days of family-friendly, free fun, across 3 venues, including an historical performance for small children, fashion show, Caribbean dance party, gospel concert, fun and games for all ages, food from the Caribbean and West Africa, a community barbecue, and more!

We are grateful for the support of our sponsors, without whom this year’s Jubilee would not be possible. Notably, we acknowledge the support of our Abolitionist Title Sponsors, the Canadian Race Relations Foundation with funding provided by the Government of Canada, and OPSEU’s Coalition of Racialized Workers.

We are also grateful for the support of the University of Windsor’s Office of the Vice-President, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, CORE Spine & Sports Center, and Holiday Inn, our Preferred Hotel Partner, and our many other sponsors.

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