Posted on June 12, 2018

Guest Blog Author: Cassandra Berry 

  

Denton County Friends of the Family (DCFOF) joins in with the City of Denton for the 48th Annual Celebration of Juneteenth.  The celebration will be held Friday, June 15, and Saturday, June 16, at the Fred Moore Park.  

  

DCFOF will have a booth, and we welcome you to come by and say “hello”.   We are providing vital information about our services and our commitment to supporting our African American communities! We will have a spin-to-win game for some really cool prizes, and we will have a box to receive donations.  Specifically, we are asking for donations of Black hair care products and toiletry items for our African American clients in shelter. Currently, 49% of our shelter residents are African American.  

  

Why does DCFOF join in with the celebration? Juneteenth symbolizes and celebrates the end of slavery.  It represents and means freedom.  So in the same way Juneteenth symbolizes the end of slavery, DCFOF works compassionately and comprehensively to be the symbol of what it looks like to work toward the end of domestic violence and sexual assault.  And as Juneteenth’s meaning is freedom, we want our clients/survivors to live in freedom away from the harsh realities of DV and SA.  DCFOF promotes safety, hope, healing, justice, and prevention for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. 

  

Look for us at the parade which will be at 12:00 noon on Saturday, June 16, and drop by our booth on Friday and Saturday. 

Cassandra Berry 

Our Community Matters Program Coordinator 

DCFOF 

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