(Photo - Wynn Pointaux)

Tri-Valley Haven (TVH), a local nonprofit that serves survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, homelessness and poverty is commemorating Juneteenth, June 19.

Juneteenth remembers the official end of slavery; the day federal Emancipation Proclamation orders were read in Texas on June 19, 1865.

“We at Tri-Valley Haven realize there’s still a lot of work that must be done to end systemic racism and oppression,” officials wrote in a press release statement.

The Haven invites you to leave a sign or token describing what you celebrate about diversity and what you can do to help end racism in the front yard of Tri-Valley Haven’s Community Building, 3663 Pacific Ave., Livermore. The community display along with a banner honoring Juneteenth will be available for all to see through the end of June 2020.

Tri-Valley Haven is committed to fostering a world without violence and supporting healthy, strong survivors. If you are in crisis, our hotline is available 24 hours a day at 1-800-884-8119. For more information, call 925-449-5845.