Monthly Archives: June 2016

Please realize that we will not be having meetings during the three months of Summer --- June, July and August.

Check back in September to see what we have planned for the next season of our meetings.

This year has been a great one for the STRF. We have lots of new members who are working to grow their personal resonses to Racism, using our environment of loving conversation to deepen our understanding of Racism and ourselves. Next year could be even better! Peruse the postings from this year to get some idea of what we are about.

We will be having our annual Celebration for Juneteenth on Tuesday June 14th at 6:30 PM at Park Hill United Methodist Church.

It has long been our tradition of using our TC Race Group monthly meeting in June to celebrate Juneteenth with good food and good company.

Please note that we will start the June pot luck at 6:30 PM, a half hour earlier than usual.

If you are new to the TC Race Group, you may not know that Juneteenth is the annual celebration of how and when folks in Texas found out about the emancipation of the slaves, about their own freedom from slavery. Juneteenth commemorates June 18 and 19, 1865. June 18 is the day Union General Gordon Granger and 2,000 federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take possession of the state and enforce the emancipation of its slaves. That was three years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in Washington by Lincoln, and over two years after it was supposed to go into effect.

For our celebration, we will have a "sponsored" pot luck. We are arranging to provide generous servings of fried catfish and spareribs. We are asking that each of you who are coming will bring along some complementary dishes to serve.

Alas, we also have to ask that you contribute a donation to cover the costs. Our suggestion is that you donate $10 if you can afford it. Please don't let it stop you from coming if you cannot. Donate what your can; we want you to come!

Won't You Please sign-up by a return email. Tell us how many guests you are bringing, and what dish you are going to bring in one of the categories below:

Veggie Side. Bread, Salad, Drinks (non-alcoholic). Vegetarian main dish (for vegetarian folks), Dessert

We have already signed-up 32 folks at our meeting last week, with promises of a good assortment of things from the catagories. So, if you were one of those, you don't have to sing-up again. This notice is for all our folks who did not sign-up at the May meeting.

We will take care of the extras like ice, cups and plates, napkins, knifes and forks.

One final note: we want you to come! If you somehow forgot about RSVP'ng to this message until the last minute, come anyway.