On Saturday, October 13th, the 39th annual Take Back The Night rally and march took place. Not only were there resources and performers, but hundreds of event-goers took to the streets to “take back the night”.
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.
On February 17th and 18th, there was a two-day conference for youth who are involved in journalism programs throughout the state. The conference had workshops which were lead by professionals from the field, as well as key-note speakers that shared their wisdom about journalism. Young people from all over California came to Oakland for this event, and this video features a taste of how their programs are run.
The film “LadyBird” was filmed here in Sacramento. It’s about a teenager who’s family struggles financially. Her dream college is in New York, but going there could harm her already rocky relationship with her mother.
Instead of having a celebration for his birthday, local youth advocate Fong Tran decided he would host a concert to raise awareness of an organization that means a lot to him: Sac Girls Speak.
In the Shine Cafe right on the corner of E street and 14th, an open-mic was held by Speak Out Sacramento. Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday, at 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm, people with artistic talents of all levels are welcome to come and share what they have created.
On Saturday, June 3rd, a workshop for financial literacy was held at the Sierra 2 Center on 24th street. The workshop discussed different ways of budgeting. This was one workshop in a series of financial literacy workshops to educate people on how to budget their money, how to buy a house, and other different ways of being smart with your money.
Love politics but don’t know how to get involved? Assemblymember Kevin McCarty put on an event at the Fruitridge Community Center called “How to Get Engaged” where guest speakers came and shared their experiences and know-how concerning dealing with local government, organizing events, and more.
Recently, Chanowk Yisrael gave a presentation about how climate change can effect the food we eat, as well as how carbon foot-printing can change what we eat. He wants to draw more people into farming the correct way, that isn’t damaging to the environment.