National Night Out was on August 4th. It is a national event that promotes a healthy relationship between communities and their local law enforcement. In this video, the North Natomas community speaks about how events like National Night Out can effectively help communities come together to bring a safer environment for everyone to live in.
On July 29, 2015, the fight to raise the California minimum wage to $15 commenced in City Hall. With several more meetings to take place in the coming month, this is just the beginning of a fight for many minimum wage workers.
The Sol Collective Center hosted an event “Brunch and Beats” on Sunday, July 26th. The even featured live music, food and an art exhibit entitled “Of Love & Riots” by the Trust Your Struggle artist collective.
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Weconnect.net, a new program of Health Happens Here, is changing the way our community searches for resources. The internet has provided many opportunities for people who may not be able to reach career centers or attend events.
On Wednesday, May 13th, the Clunie Community Center hosted yet another brilliant event to shed light on some of the hidden issues in Sacramento. Capital Public Radio, Village Square, and many more important community organizations joined to discuss hunger in our area and how to help eliminate it. As stated in the mass email that the organization generated, “More than 6.2 million Californians don’t always know where their next meal is coming from. In Sacramento County, 50,000 go hungry each day. These people are our neighbors, co-workers, friends, and family members.”
On Thursday May 14th the May Is Bike Month program put on an event at the State Capital that featured bicycle education, quick bike fixes and free stuff.
Recently, Sacramento City Hall came together with WayUp Sacramento to welcome 100 McClatchy students from its law and public policy program to tour and present current ideas and opinions on current issues and really get a behind the scenes of local and state government.
On May 9th, the Clunie Community Center hosted an event revolving around the stigma that has attached itself to mental health for years. Several guest speakers opened up about event in their past that made the event important to them. Hopefully, events like these will ensure a bright future and eliminate the mental health stigma in Sacramento.