ACC invites community to annual Juneteenth Festival

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to its annual Juneteenth Festival 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 15, at the Eastview Campus courtyard (3401 Webberville Rd.).

The festival, sponsored by the ACC African-American Cultural Center and the Center for Public Policy and Political Studies, features a Buffalo Soldiers exhibit and a presentation of colors from the Buffalo Soldiers.  Families also can enjoy a Rhythm and Soul Dance performance, family-friendly activities, vendor booths, and information about programs at ACC.

“We invite the entire community to learn about the history of our freedom and celebrate the historical events that shaped our nation’s move toward equality,” says Darrell Merriweather, Student Services specialist.

The college also will host a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the grand re-opening of the newly renovated ACC African-American Cultural Center 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, June 18, at Eastview Campus, Bldg. 2000, Rm. 2131.

The center strives to increase understanding in the ACC and Central Texas communities of the culture, history, and contributions of African-Americans.

Both events are free and open to the public.

For more information about the events, contact Darrell Merriweather at 512-223-5197 or email dmerriwe@austincc.edu or Wanda Alexander with the Office of Community Engagement at 512-223-5030 or email walexand@austincc.edu.

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