On Saturday, August 4th, residents of California gathered at the capitol to protest the NRA. There was an open mic, and a march against the NRA.
On Friday, August 3rd, La Familia’s Club Excel; Youth Voice, hosted a paint night at the Maple Neighborhood Center. They meet every Friday during their free summer program from 1-4pm in room 10 until August 24th.
Being that summer can be a tough time for some students, due to a lack of resources and a unhealthy environment at home, Club Excel aims to provide a safe and engaging environment for the youth of the community by allowing them to participate in STEM activities, art, physical activities, and lunch.
Next Friday, Youth Voice will be taking a field trip to go bowling! Visit https://lafcc.org/event/club-excel-26/ for more information.
On Saturday, July 28th, the Washington Neighborhood Center held a small workshop for kids and family. It focused on art made with materials from around the house, like tissue paper and paper plates. Check out the Barrio Art Workshop in this video.
On July 20th, the Sacramento Land Trust Committee met at Southside Park Co-housing. They discussed the need for expansion, and how they plan to reach more Sacramento residents. The Sacramento Land Trust Committee, a nonprofit organization, aims to build equity for low to moderate-income residents.
Recently, First 5 California and SupplyBank.org kicked off the beginning of a “Free Diaper initiative program” to help low-income families in Sacramento. The cost of diapers can be a burden on some families, and the groups believe that providing them for free will help prevent higher health care costs in the long run.
On Thursday, July 19th, a Multicultural Town Hall focusing on Mental Health options for minorities and youth was held in South Sacramento. Many people from the community came to the event to speak out about mental health.
LGBTQ youth are being disproportionately placed in Juvenile Detention Centers. In this video, youth talk about ways to stop police from targeting LGBTQ youth, and services to be given to youth after incarceration.
On Sunday, July 8th, The Latino Center of Art and Culture hosted the 5th annual ¡Fiesta De Frida! The event celebrated the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and consisted of Cumbia, food, local vendors, art, and a Frida Kahlo look-alike contest.
An art gallery that highlights women of color is now being showcased at Sacramento’s Sol Collective. Nisha Sethi, the creator of the gallery, hoped to inspire other people with her work to share their voices and participate in protests.
On May 6th, Yisrael Family Urban Farm and volunteers gathered at a local Oak Park residence to build a garden and promote healthy communities.