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Juneteenth Journey: Bridging Past and Present Through Technology

Free

WHEN

Tuesday

June 18, 2024
10:30 am - 12:30 pm CDT

WHERE

4201 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002
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what

Blacks at Microsoft (BAM), in partnership with Ion, is proud to present Juneteenth Journey: Bridging Past and Present Through Technology, featuring speakers from the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum and Emancipation Park Conservancy.

Join us for special presentation that will offer insights into the historical significance of Juneteenth, and illuminate the evolution of technology from the 1860s through World War II to modern Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the technology of today. Experts from the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum and Emancipation Park Conservancy will illustrate how technology has evolved as well as the parallels between the innovative spirit of the Buffalo Soldiers and today’s technological advancements, emphasizing the role of diversity and inclusion in driving innovation.

Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19th, holds profound significance as it marks the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. It stands as a beacon of freedom, resilience, and the enduring quest for equality. At the core of this celebration lies the remarkable legacy of the African American soldiers who served in the U.S. Army cavalry and infantry regiments following the Civil War. Among their many contributions, the Buffalo Soldiers propelled technological advancements of their era, laying the foundation for innovation that continues to shape our world today.

Whether you’re a technology enthusiast, a history buff, or simply curious about the intersection of past and present, this event welcomes a diverse audience eager to learn, connect, and commemorate this pivotal moment in history.

Boxed lunch from Late August will be provided for those that register in advance.

 

 

SCHEDULE

10:30 A.M. - Check-in and networking begins
11:00 A.M. - Juneteenth Journey: Bridging Past and Present Through Technology presentation and technology showcase 
12:00 P.M. - Lunch from Late August is served
12:00 - 12:30 P.M. - Juneteenth trivia with prizes and giveaways, lunchtime networking

PARKING

Ion District Parking Garage

Enter 4111 Fannin Street into your GPS for directions directly to this parking garage, located a block from the Ion. Parking in the Ion District Garage is free for the first two hours.

Red Parking Lot

Enter 4203 Fannin Street into your GPS for directions directly to the red parking lot, located across the street from the Ion. This lot is for overflow guest parking and tenant parking and is free for the first three hours.

For more information and access to pay online for parking in the red lot, click here

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