The event commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in America. For many years, the African American Cultural Center at ACC has been heading up the programming and logistics for the community-wide Juneteenth celebration. The work of Professor Roland Hayes, Wanda Alexander, Phylis Clark, Loretta Edelen, and more have shown that not only this day is important but that Black people matter.
Juneteenth is a celebration on the Eastside of Austin with vigor and grace. All community members are welcomed to the Eastview campus to partake in various activities like dunk tanks, musical performances, outdoor basketball, lawn games, cultural awareness talks, speeches, informational events, and more!
Breaking the chains of slavery and breaking the narratives and stereotypes of Black people have always been the goal for the workers at the African American Cultural Center. And, this particular celebration will be a culmination of that work and love for the culture and community.
This year's celebration will be held in person, at the location below. Come out and experience Juneteenth with ACC faculty, staff, students and the wonderful Austin community.
Date: Thursday, June 16
ACC Eastview Campus
3401 Webberville Rd.
Austin, Texas 78702 - Map
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