June·teenth noun. \joon·'tēnth\ (1) a holiday in the United States that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas in 1865. (2) a central Washington organization committed to creating awareness, providing education about human trafficking, and offering resources to victims.
Juneteenth Central Washington (JTCW) is a non-profit 501(c)3, non-governmental organization started in 2010. Our name, Juneteenth Central Washington, depicts the irony that slavery continues to exist much like it did in previous generations. Passed by Congress on January 31, 1865, and ratified on December 6, 1865, the 13th amendment abolished slavery in the United States. Despite this, slavery continued to exist in Texas for over two years until General Granger and his regiment moved into Texas to influence and overcome the resistance.
Juneteenth's Public Service Video
In order to give hope to victims of human trafficking, we must all join in to influence and overcome this social injustice that occurs today. JTCW works to offer both tangible and intangible resources; therefore, we are dedicated to our vision and mission.
Providing slaves a place of freedom and hope to restore their future.
Juneteenth Central Washington (JTCW) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that seeks to free modern day slaves in our community by:
- Bringing awareness
- Providing educational services and training
- Providing resources for victims of human trafficking