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Check out these photos from Juneteenth 2023!

"The Story of the Mosaic"


Our theme was "The Story of the Mosaic."  Together, we shared stories, music, and art together as traditional griot storytellers have done for years to connect the voices of our past and present.

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Telling the Story of the Mosaic

The Griot Conversations

(Senior Activity Room)


10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ms. Diana Madoshi & Ms. Murial Moore: Community Icons

Ms. Madoshi and Ms. Moore share stories about their experience in the 1960's as icons of the movement.

Moderator: Samara Frank - Whitney High School


11:30 - 12:15 p.m.

Unity Lewis: A Generation of Art

Renowned artist Unity Lewis shares his experience representing generations of artists.

Moderator: Anissa McGhee - Whitney High School


12:30 - 1:15 p.m.

Black Excellence - Three panelists share their journey.
Panelists: Reginald Williams, Fire Chief, City of Rocklin; Dr. William Syms Ph.D., Executive Dean of Student Equity and Completion; Carolyn Lee, VP of Agency, State Farm Insurance, Retired.

Moderator: Jacoby Wylie - Rocklin High School

Griot - A griot is a West African historian, storyteller, praise singer, poet, and/or musician. The griot is a repository of oral tradition and is often seen as a leader due to their position as an advisor to royal personages.

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