A Daily Lift – June 19, 2020

Good Morning,


I hope that you are doing well!


We have a lot to celebrate this weekend:

Happy Juneteenth Day (today)!

Happy Summer (tomorrow)!

Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers (Sunday)!


Our “lifts” for today (more than usual and time-sensitive):


From Dr. Eduardo Glandt (CBE)

“From Saturday, the 20th at 7:30 pm until Sunday, the 21st at 6:30 pm, the Metropolitan Opera (https://www.metopera.org/) will be streaming its hypnotic production of Philip Glass’s “Akhnaten.”  Their beautiful trailer tells a lot already”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSn_UAquOfw


To celebrate Juneteenth:

From Dr. Kristin Field (MSE)

The Serengeti Rules: Film Showing and Panel Discussion by The Academy of Natural Science of Drexel University:



From Jennifer Sheffield (CIS)


A list of children’s books (picture book through high school) commemorating Juneteenth:

Some of the picture books read aloud:

All Different Now by Angela Johnson and E. B. Lewis:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRlExoTfm3g

Juneteenth for Mazie by Floyd Cooper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4TvA7Iw64Q


Sweet Honey in the Rock is doing a virtual Juneteenth concert and panel Friday night, 8 PM: https://sweethoneyintherock.org/juneteenth

Johnson House in Germantown was a stop on the Underground Railroad, and they host a Juneteenth celebration each year.  They’re going virtual for the 14th annual celebration, on Saturday, June 20.  https://www.johnsonhouse.org/


Penn’s WXPN will commemorate Juneteenth with daylong features celebrating the work of Black artists: https://thekey.xpn.org/tag/juneteenth/


The National Museum of African American History and Culture is offering a free virtual event “Juneteenth: A Celebration of Resilience.”

Join this online event at any time today, and design your own celebration through online experiences, activities, and videos: https://nmaahc.si.edu/event/juneteenth-celebration-resilience


To celebrate Father’s Day, “40 Father’s Day Brunch Recipes to Make Dad Feel Like a King” from Good Housekeeping:



Enjoy our long weekend!


Stay safe and healthy!