On Thursday, September 28th, the Sacramento American Heart Association held their annual State Employee Heart and Stroke Walk at the capitol. From hula hooping to side-stepping bananas, the Walk’s health fair had it all. The American Heart Association fights to end heart disease and stroke and aims to help people live healthier lives.
Gather Oak Park was held on Thursday, September 13th. Many people in the community gathered together to eat food and have fun. I interviewed vendors and participants at Gather.
D’primeramano Inc held their second “Grito De La Independencia de México” on September 15th, in the Franklin Center. The Festival included traditional hispanic food, dancing, a raffle, and a mariachi group who sang on horseback.
The Florin Market Place is held every 1st and 3rd Saturday at the Sojourner Truth Multicultural Art Museum, at 2251 Florin Road from 12pm to 6 pm. Brother Ra, the creator of the African Market Place, talks about why he started the African Market Place and it’s importance. The African Market Place gives people of color a chance to grow their businesses and for the black community of Sacramento a place to thrive.
The next African Market Place will take place on Saturday, September 15th. A workshop will be held for black women to discuss the impacts of the absence of fathers. Visit the African Market’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SacramentoAMP for more information!
Business Information In Order of Appearance:
King Tees Apparel
Nala Beauty Supply
Analeah, Paparazzi Consultant
Anika Harris, Distributor for Black Living Water
Sacramento City College Black Student Union
Hakeem’s Perfumed Oils
Fragrance Distribution and Supplies
Voice of The Youth Mentoring Leadership Program
22251 Florin Road., Suite #35
Sacramento, CA 95822
Nubian Family Beauty Supply
2251 Florin Road., Suite #135
Sacramento, CA 95822
A new upcoming community project called, Art Garden is rising. Created by Randy Stannard from Oak Park Sol, the Art Garden was made for the community to heal while creating art.
Visit: Community Creativity @ Art Garden to learn more!
The Sierra Health Foundation hosted the “Revive With Girls On The Rise” event on Tuesday, August 14th in Sacramento.
The Youth Power to the Polls event was meant to get the youth involved in local government and get involved in politics. This event included debates about the public education system and the struggles of low-income students and minorities.
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.