The Voice of Round Rock and the City of Round Rock Parks and Recreation are teaming up for the 1st Annual Round Rock Juneteenth Rhythm and Ribs Celebration on June 19 and 20 at the Round Rock Amphitheatre.
“The city is excited to support the 1st annual Juneteenth celebration in Round Rock,” said Rick Atkins, Parks and Recreation director. “With two days of free festivities including a barbecue cook-off and a variety of entertainment and activities, Juneteenth will be fun for the whole family.”
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the emancipation of slavery in the state of Texas. Juneteenth today, celebrates African American freedom while encouraging self-development and respect for all cultures.
Check out The Voice of Round Rock’s events page for more information.
Also this weekend are two events regarding T. Don Hutto:
Friday June 19th
Live Music Fundraiser to help pay for the T. Don Hutto vigil and rally (see below).
Where: Twin Palms (214 Anderson Lane, Austin, TX)
When: June 19, 2009, 8:00 p.m.
Suggested donation: $3.00
Bands: Dragon Rojo, Karma, Bajo Influencia, DJ Murdock, DJ Victima.
Saturday June 20th
Vigil and Rally at T. Don Hutto Detention Center in Taylor, Texas.
Organizers are asking us to join them at this World Refugee Day event in east Williamson County. Join the walk and/or attend the vigil!
Details: Noon: Meet at Heritage Park, 4th and Main Streets.
1 p.m. walk from Heritage Park to T. Don Hutto Family Residential Center
2 – 4 p.m. Join the vigil, including music and speakers.
This event will be getting a good deal of attention from the media. It has been jointly organized by Williamson County residents, the Border Ambassadors, Amnesty International, and the national chapter of LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens).
For more information read the press release [.doc] from Amnesty International and LULAC, and the flyer [.doc] too. Also go to tdonhutto.blogspot.com for more information. And last anyone can watch the documentary about T. Don Hutto online – The Least of These.
The WCDP will also be participating in the Sheriff’s Posse Round Up in Georgetown. Anyone who would like to paricipate in the parade (@ 10 AM) or volunteer in the booth can contact Lindsey Ellerbach (WCDP Executive Director) at 388-1993.