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Dawson Neighborhood

Durwood Senior Center June 2016

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The Durwood Senior Center program is also known as the “SO60+ Social Group”. It is in the South Austin Neighborhood Center behind Gillis Park, 2508 Durwood Street. Click HERE for a Google Map.

Regular Events:

  • Mon-Fri 11:45 Free Lunch is served!
  • Mon-Fri 9:30 Daily Walk ‘n Talk around Gillis Park
  • Mondays 10:30 Planning Team
  • Wednesdays 9:00 Sorting It Out
  • Wednesdays 10:30: Loteria
  • Fridays 10:30: Bingo

Special Events This Month:

  • Monday, June 6th: Falls & Fire Prevention
  • Tuesday, June 14th: Flag Day Party
  • Friday, June 17th: Father’s Day Celebration
  • Friday, June 24th: Birthday Bingo

Closures This Month:

  • None!

Eligibility:

  • Anyone 60 and over can take part in the activities and free lunch. Reservations are not necessary, but the first day you attend, we have you fill out a form to register with us. The Manager will ensure that everyone gets a meal!

Contact:

  • 512-972-6891

June is Gay PRIDE Month

During June, Americans celebrate the contributions of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex citizens with festivals, pride parades, picnics, parties and marches. Many celebrations also include remembrances of all those who suffered persecution; as well as those who suffer and have died from HIV/AIDS.

Tyron Garner & John Lawrence, Lawrence v. Texas, (2003) was the Supreme Court decision striking down the Texas sodomy law

Rev. Dr. Cameron Partridge is the first openly Trans Episcopal Priest to preach at the National Cathedral

Billy Jean King Tennis star, pioneering lesbian and women’s rights activist is pictured here recognized by president Obama

Arizona Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema is an openly bisexual legislator

Maj. Daniel Toven & Johnathan Taylor – First gay couple married at Fort Bragg Chapel 12/21/2013

The Stonewall Inn, site of the 1969 riots sparking the national gay rights movement, was recently named the first national monument to gay rights by President Obama

Juneteenth

Juneteenth Celebrations commemorate June 19, 1865 when Union soldiers rode through Texas announcing that Lincoln had given the Emancipation Proclamation freeing the slaves.

Celebrated informally since 1865, Texas became the first state to celebrate it officially on June 3, 1979. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

In Galveston, Texas, the newly freed slaves held large public celebrations and so laid the base for future Juneteenth activities.

 

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