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‘Village in the Valley Juneteenth Perfecting Unity Celebration’, June 10th

Featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Natasha Altema McNeely

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Village in the Valley (ViVa) will be hosting the 3rd Annual Juneteenth Perfecting Unity Celebration from 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm on Saturday, June 10, at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance. Courtesy Image, bgd source: google maps
Village in the Valley (ViVa) will be hosting the 3rd Annual Juneteenth Perfecting Unity Celebration from 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm on Saturday, June 10, at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance. Courtesy Image, bgd source: google maps

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McALLEN, Texas – Village in the Valley (ViVa) will be hosting the 3rd Annual Juneteenth Perfecting Unity Celebration from 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm on Saturday, June 10, at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance.    

Observing the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of slavery’s end in the United States this celebration guest will enjoy an evening of music, food, beverages, and a live auction, as we celebrate what Juneteenth means to us – Perfecting Unity. 

Adding to the celebration will be a keynote presentation by Dr. Natasha Altema McNeely, Associate Professor of Political Science at UTRGV, sharing the importance of having access to equitable healthcare for patients of color including Black and Latina mothers.  

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Dr. Altema McNeely’s featured research examines the impact of race and ethnicity in the context of public opinion, voting behavior, and political institutions at the local level. Her research areas: Examination of factors that affect social capital, Immigration attitudes among Hispanics in South Texas, Race/Ethnicity, Gender and Political Institutions (State and Local levels), the impact of interracial marriage upon racial attitudes, and the politics of Black Maternal Mortality.  

Dr. Altema McNeely earned her B.A. in Political Science and Government from Berry College and Ph.D. in Philosophy Political Science and Government from University of Texas at Iowa. 

If you would like to join in the celebration, tickets are $50 for ViVa members and $100 for nonmembers. A limited number of tables are available for $1250 (seats 8). Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased by visiting www.villageinthevalley.org

The funds raised will allow ViVa to continue to provide scholarships and vital support to the community through such program as the community closet which distributes clothing to those most in need. Annually, these donations will be applied to the areas of greatest need.

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The Mission of ViVa is elevating and uniting the Black community while connecting to other cultures in the Rio Grande Valley.

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