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Waukesha County Technical College Juneteenth celebration to feature TRUE Skool

Juneteenth art

PEWAUKEE, Wis. (Monday, June 14, 2021) – Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) is celebrating Juneteenth on Thursday, June 17, from noon to 1:30 p.m., with special guest TRUE Skool, whose mission is to engage, educate, and empower youth and communities through transformative creative arts and hip hop culture.

The event – Virtual Celebration of Freedom -- will include a performance of the Black National Anthem; poems, songs and dances; African drumming; an educational component featuring history, facts and traditions; a video montage and more.

“Juneteenth represents the celebration (officially observed on June 19) that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people living in the United States. In celebration of Juneteenth, we are honored to have TRUE Skool as Milwaukee's center for transformative creative arts & Hip Hop culture,” said Der Taormino, multicultural resource specialist at WCTC. “In celebration of Juneteenth, we hope to create conversations, platforms, and opportunities for people to continue a dialogue regarding these types of celebrations.”

The free event is open to WCTC faculty, staff, students and the greater community. It is co-sponsored by the College’s Multicultural Resource Center, Gateway Technical College and Madison College. Visit the online link on Thursday, June 17, to join the event.

About Waukesha County Technical College

Waukesha County Technical College, the leader in workforce development, prepares learners for success within the region and global economy. The College offers more than 150 areas of study including associate degree, technical diploma, apprenticeship and short-term certificate programs. Customized training for employers is also available. To learn more, visit