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Slavery did not end on Juneteenth -- It honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday. Whether you call it Emancipation Day, Freedom Day or the country's second Independence Day, Juneteenth is one of the most important anniversaries in our nation's history.

Since 1865, Juneteenth has been celebrated annually on June 19 in various parts of the United States. Now, Juneteenth is a is a federal holiday.

After gaining their freedom, former enslaved African Americans and their descendants would travel to Galveston, TX annually in honor of Juneteenth. That tradition soon spread to other states, but it wasn't uncommon for white people to bar African Americans from celebrating in public spaces, forcing them to get creative. According to the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, Black community leaders in Houston saved $1,000 to purchase land in 1872 that would be devoted specifically to Juneteenth celebrations. That land became Emancipation Park, a name that it still bears. Juneteenth celebrations often involved helping newly freed Black folks learn about their voting rights.

#buildingfutures #ancestors #freedomisntfree #juneteenth #community
#endhomelessness #enddomesticviolence
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Slavery did not end on Juneteenth -- It honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday. Whether you call it Emancipation Day, Freedom Day or the countrys second Independence Day, Juneteenth is one of the most important anniversaries in our nations history.

Since 1865, Juneteenth has been celebrated annually on June 19 in various parts of the United States. Now, Juneteenth is a is a federal holiday.

After gaining their freedom, former enslaved African Americans and their descendants would travel to Galveston, TX annually in honor of Juneteenth. That tradition soon spread to other states, but it wasnt uncommon for white people to bar African Americans from celebrating in public spaces, forcing them to get creative. According to the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, Black community leaders in Houston saved $1,000 to purchase land in 1872 that would be devoted specifically to Juneteenth celebrations. That land became Emancipation Park, a name that it still bears. Juneteenth celebrations often involved helping newly freed Black folks learn about their voting rights.

#buildingfutures #ancestors #freedomisntfree #juneteenth #community  
#endhomelessness #enddomesticviolence

Budget cuts to services for crime survivors + their children will cause homelessness, mental health crises, injuries, and deaths. We call on @gavinnewsom to approve the $103 million in funding allocated by the Legislature! @cagovernor, abuse services cannot be on the chopping block!

Day of action today! Call Governor Newsom's Office Directly at (916) 445-2841

At Building Futures alone, support for Sister Me Home
safe house is set to be cut by $125,000. Without
essential services, survivors will be forced to choose
between homelessness for themselves and their
children and staying with an abuser. Building Futures
has joined a large coalition demanding urgent action by
Governor Newsom, calling for this lifesaving support to
be retained. Contact Governor Newsom

read more at www.cpedv.org
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Budget cuts to services for crime survivors + their children will cause homelessness, mental health crises, injuries, and deaths. We call on @gavinnewsom  to approve the $103 million in funding allocated by the Legislature! @cagovernor, abuse services cannot be on the chopping block!

Day of action today! Call Governor Newsoms Office Directly at (916) 445-2841

At Building Futures alone, support for Sister Me Home
safe house is set to be cut by $125,000. Without
essential services, survivors will be forced to choose
between homelessness for themselves and their
children and staying with an abuser. Building Futures
has joined a large coalition demanding urgent action by
Governor Newsom, calling for this lifesaving support to
be retained. Contact Governor Newsom

read more at www.cpedv.org

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Yes! We are calling too!

“We are powerful because we have survived.” – Audre Lorde

Let us uplift, encourage and empower one another. Because #PrideMonth is this month, but #pride is every day. #LoveIsLove
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“We are powerful because we have survived.” – Audre Lorde 

Let us uplift, encourage and empower one another. Because #PrideMonth is this month, but #pride is every day. #LoveIsLove

✨ Sponsor Highlight ✨

💗 A heartfelt thank you to Sarah, Doug, Penny, and Max for sponsoring this year’s 🎷Jazz It Up! 🎶 gala. Sarah and her family mentioned they support Building Futures "because we believe every family should have a safe home and be able to live with dignity."

🏡 Your family stands as a shining example of how families can come together to support other families facing homelessness and domestic violence. With your help, we’re strengthening the bonds that hold our community together. 🤝 Together, we’re building a home of hope for those seeking a fresh start. 🌟 Thank you for being the heart of our mission! 💜

#BuildingFutures #EndHomelessness #EndDomesticViolence #ItsAboutLove #CountingOnCommunity #Gala #JazzItUp #JazzItUp2024
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✨ Sponsor Highlight ✨

💗 A heartfelt thank you to Sarah, Doug, Penny, and Max for sponsoring this year’s 🎷Jazz It Up! 🎶 gala.  Sarah and her family mentioned they support Building Futures because we believe every family should have a safe home and be able to live with dignity. 

🏡 Your family stands as a shining example of how families can come together to support other families facing homelessness and domestic violence. With your help, we’re strengthening the bonds that hold our community together. 🤝 Together, we’re building a home of hope for those seeking a fresh start. 🌟 Thank you for being the heart of our mission! 💜

#BuildingFutures #EndHomelessness #EndDomesticViolence #ItsAboutLove #CountingOnCommunity #Gala #JazzItUp #JazzItUp2024

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