Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sounds of Freedom - Austin Community College - June 18, 2010

From the get edumacated department... Sounds of Freedom @ Austin Community College on June 18th!


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Event Description
The Sounds of Freedom: ACC's Musical Celebration of Juneteenth

Austin Community College will host “Sounds of Freedom: ACC’s Musical Celebration of Juneteenth” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 18, 2010, in the courtyard of Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville Rd.
The public is invited to bring picnic baskets and blankets to relax on the lawn and enjoy live performances by multi-faceted artists and some of Austin’s finest hip-hop musicians. All events are free; food and other refreshments will be available.
Juneteenth is a nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. The holiday celebrates the June 1865 arrival of troops on Galveston to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation.
ACC’s Juneteenth celebration is sponsored by the Community Outreach Office and the college’s Men of Distinction program, which provides support to African-American male students.
“This occasion gives us an opportunity to showcase Eastview Campus and spotlight our talented community,” says Loretta Edelen, director of community outreach. “We invite you to join us in celebrating our freedom and enjoy the talents of local artists.”

Intergenerational Juneteenth | 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Family-friendly entertainment and games for all ages.
Hip Hop Into College | 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Some of Austin’s finest singers and wordsmiths perform live, including Drastik, Raphina Austin, “3rd”, the Cypher, Loose Cannon, Finesse, and more.

Free to Rip the Runway | 4 p.m.-5 p.m.
KOOP radio host Brotha K emcees a fashion show.
There will also be college and financial aid information, tasty treats, and cool career demos.

Questions? Please call 512.223.5186.
Location Information:
Eastview Campus  (View Map)
3401 Webberville Rd.
Austin, TX 78702
Phone: 512.223.5188

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