Video: Black Child Legacy Campaign and Build.Black. Week of Action – June 15-20

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The Black Child Legacy Campaign and the Build.Black. Coalition joined community partners for a week of organized civic actions, culminating in neighborhood marches and a celebratory Juneteenth rally on June 19. Young people, advocates and community members joined to acknowledge the importance and history of Juneteenth and to call for reallocating police funding to invest in community. Watch a highlight video.

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COVID-19 Response to Our Beloved Community – March 20 to June 2

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More than 29,000 vulnerable individuals in Sacramento received food between March 20 and June 2, thanks to the Black Child Legacy Campaign’s COVID-19 response efforts. Community Incubator Lead organizations in the campaign’s seven neighborhoods of focus served families through drive-by food pick-ups and drop-and-go deliveries. Partners included the Sacramento Food Bank, the City of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Sierra Health Foundation, The Center at Sierra Health Foundation, Donate4Sacramento, the Board of State and Community Corrections, and Sacramento Kings player Harrison Barnes and his wife Brittany. See the COVID-19 Response infographic. Watch the video!

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Letter to Sacramento elected leaders urges investment in violence prevention

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The Black Child Legacy Campaign and community partners submitted a letter to Mayor Darrell Steinberg and City Council members urging all city and county elected leaders to increase their investment in violence prevention by committing $2 million to expand effective gun violence prevention, intervention and interruption strategies with CARES Act funding. Read the letter.

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COVID-19 Response to Our Beloved Community

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More than 13,000 vulnerable individuals in Sacramento have received food over the past five weeks, thanks to the Black Child Legacy Campaign’s COVID-19 response efforts. Community Incubator Lead organizations in the campaign’s seven neighborhoods of focus are serving families through drive-by food pick-ups and drop-and-go deliveries. Partners include the Sacramento Food Bank, the City of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Sierra Health Foundation, The Center at Sierra Health Foundation, Donate4Sacramento, the Board of State and Community Corrections, and Sacramento Kings player Harrison Barnes and his wife Brittany. See the COVID-19 Response infographic. See a list of service locations.

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Black mothers and COVID-19

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Black Child Legacy Campaign partners joined Black birth advocates across the nation to commemorate the third annual Black Maternal Health Week, April 11-17. As part of this important week, Kindra Montgomery-Block, Associate Director of Community and Economic Development for Sierra Health Foundation and The Center, wrote Black Mothers and Our COVID-19 Legacy for online publication Medium. In the article, she highlights four actions Black mothers can take to come out of the pandemic stronger.

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