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Juneteenth is the nation’s oldest occasion celebrating the abolition of slavery, This Saturday, Ithaca’s Southside Community center invites the community to celebrate with them in a day of music, movies, and abolitionist teachings.

WRFI’s Michayla Savitt spoke with Dr. Nia Nunn, Joe Lewis, and Kayla Matos about this year’s celebration surrounding Mama Scott, a born and raised Ithacan who focused on abolitionist teachings. Dr. Nia Nunn is Southside’s board of directors' chair, and Matos and Lewis are both coordinators of this year’s celebration. Here’s their conversation now.