IMG_0292On Saturday, June 20th ASA will participate in the sesquicentennial anniversary of Juneteenth. The event aims to bring together the diverse populations of Austin in an effort to commemorate the oldest celebration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

The event will start at 10:00 AM with a parade that will journey from Comal St to MLK Blvd. A celebration will be held soon after at Rosewood Park from 12:00-8:00 PM.

TJuneteenth 2013 1his will be the fifth year ASA participates in the celebration. With its presence, ASA hopes to build visibility about the many services it offers, including testing and information dispersal. ASA will showcase its newest addition to the Prevention Department—the Mobile Testing Vehicle (MTV) at this year’s parade.

Juneteenth 2013 3Stephanie Guerra, who has led ASA’s involvement in the event for many years, is excited about the prospect of coming back to serve Austin’s diverse community. “There is a palpable acceptance at the parade, acceptance and gratitude about what we do that I find inspiring,” Stephanie reminisced.

Volunteers are needed for walking in the parade. Join us for this fun family event in our community!

For more information about participating or volunteering with ASA, contact Stephanie Guerra or Demetra Tennison (512) 458-2437.