In the first half of today's episode, we discuss the appropriate way to approach and celebrate Juneteenth...especially for non-Black people. We discuss the increased attention and celebrations of the newly founded federal holiday (as well as some examples of things that feel offensive).
In the second half of today's show, we discuss the commercialization of the Juneteenth holiday and explain the difference between authentic celebrations and performative demonstrations. Our Way Black History Fact details the origins of the holiday!
Listen to Civic Cipher every Sunday morning at 7am on Hot 98.3!
About Civic Cipher
Civic Cipher is a weekly radio show hosted by Ramses Ja and Q. Ward. This show is dedicated to empowering Black and Brown voices, allowing them to engage directly with their communities as well as the general population. Self-determination is critical to securing a future free of oppressive systems, and Civic Cipher exists to facilitate discussions toward this end. Furthermore, Civic Cipher seeks to inform non-POC allies who may not be privy to these types of discussions and optics. Finally, Civic Cipher seeks to provide long-form conversations in spaces where there is often a lack of significant resources, potent dialogue, or the necessary engagement for facilitating a healthy and productive civil discourse.