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Celebrate Juneteenth 2020 in Austin

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by Tai Moses

East Austin black organizations G.E.A.Y.A., Six Square, CarverMuseumATX, Carver Library, and Jump On It have collaborated to create this year’s virtual Juneteenth celebration, which is themed “Stay Black and Live” and celebrates “not only the timeless themes of freedom and perseverance, but also recognizes the unprecedented times we’re currently living through.” Starting 6 p.m. on Friday, June 19, the event will stream live on Instagram, Facebook, Twitch, and the Juneteenth website. Earlier that day, the 10,000 Fearless First Responders will pass out free plates to communities on the east side and then City Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison kicks off the festivities with a welcome message. The event includes musical and spoken word performances featuring local artists and a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses, followed by an after-party hosted by Capitol View Arts. Get tickets here. Proceeds benefit G.E.A.Y.A. and Six Square.

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