Marcus Garvey Back To School Readiness Project CommUniversity

By Sista Cypher

For the last several years Juneteenth Festival of Buffalo has hosted CommUniversity at the Headquarters on Genesee Street. At its inception, CommUniversity was born out of the Marcus Garvey Arts & Sciences Tent (which is a staple in our annual festival) spearheaded by Juneteenth Festival, Inc. Board of Directors Vice President Jomo Akono and Ancestors Mama Sekile (Crystal Austin) and Mama Lemme Brown.  Ase!

CommUniversity is All Age Learning and uplifts the assets that live in our own community. We are lifelong learners and practice Ujima (collective work & responsibility).

This year CommUniversity will be in the community at these times and locations:


August 15-26 • 5:30-7:30 p.m.

•Monday, August 15: Merriweather Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave.

•Tuesday, August 16 : Open Buffalo, 1325 Buffalo

•Wednesday, August 17: Juneteenth Headquarters, 1517 Genesee St.

•Thursday, August 18: Juneteenth Headquarters

•Friday, August 19: Garden Lot , 1535 Jefferson

•Monday, August 22: BFNC, 76 Orange St.

•Tuesday, August 23: Longshed Canalside, 44 Prime St.

•Wednesday, August 24:, Thursday August 25 & Friday 

August 26 @ Juneteenth Headquarters,    1517 Genesee St.