On April 25th, at Beatnik Studios in Sacramento, a live edition of The Brave Podcast was recorded. The podcast is about what people in California do to uplift their community. During the live podcast, the host interviewed people who were already featured on the podcast, as well as a woman who the host met that night who started up Black Women United.
Royal Society for Public Health in the UK released a report listing the top five social networking platforms that were damaging to youth’s mental health. Instagram was listed as number one, followed by Snapchat for impacting youth through anxiety and depression, as well as generating uncertainty about self-identity and body image. AccessSacramento talked to five teens who use Instagram regularly about their experiences with the app.
Alister Oliver, a photographer, presented his portraits on April 14th at the Sparrow Gallery. The pictures depicted gender-nonconforming renditions of male people and characters. The series started as a way to aggravate a perverted costumer that would ask for model’s numbers and ended as a boundary-pushing portrait series. Oliver hires primarily transgender models and other models that bend gender roles. His photography has taken him to different LGBTQ+ schools as a guest speaker and allowed him to meet some interesting people.
After the Trump Administration filed a lawsuit over its Sanctuary State laws, Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared in Sacramento for a speech covering his issues with California. This appearance ignited a protest right outside of the Sawyer Hotel in Downtown Sacramento.
In honor of National Women’s Day, local organizers put together a march to discus prevelant issues that all women deal with, as well as the women in Sacramento. There was a heavy emphasis on diversity, and inclusion. There also was live music, as well as speeches given by different organizers.
After the shooting at a Florida high school, students from all accords the United States have decided that they are going to band together and walk out of class on March 14th. But with principals threatening suspensions, some students are worried about how their activism may hinder their academic success. The ACLU put together a livestream video to reassure students of their rights, and what is equal punishment versus excessive punishment, and what you can do to assert your rights.
The Verge is an art gallery that is free to the public. They offer classes on arts and crafts, as well as summer camps.
During the panel discussion for the 2018 Women’s March, some people of Sacramento were unhappy with some of the aspects of the last women’s march. This year, however, changed some of the issues people had with the march last year. Let’s see what the people of Sacramento think of the Women’s March this year.
On January 13th, Black Women Organized for Political Action organized a film screening of the movie “The Bail Trap” and panelists discussed the facts of the movie and advocating for SB10, that eliminate money bail in the state.
The Women’s March in Sacramento last year was successful in getting thousands together for one cause. But many people felt lost after the march, and some of Sacramento’s citizens want there to be changes before there’s another march to the Capitol.