Trauma-Informed Wellness Program Celebrates Juneteenth with Week of Wellness

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Trauma-Informed Wellness Program community partners are celebrating Juneteenth with a Week of Wellness featuring in-person and virtual events from June 13 to 19. This event is brought to the community by the Trauma-Informed Wellness Program and The Center at Sierra Health Foundation. The program is funded by the Division of Behavioral Health Services through the voter-approved Proposition 63, Mental Health Services Act.

Sacramento Juneteenth Festival is Saturday, June 19!

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The Black Child Legacy Campaign, Kings & Queens Rise and The Center at Sierra Health Foundation are proud to partner with the Sacramento Juneteenth Festival to spotlight health and wellness and address trauma and healing at this year’s festival. We will gather at William Land Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a Celebration of Freedom!

COVID-19 Vaccination Town Hall Series brings together Sacramento’s Black community, medical experts and community leaders

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The Black Child Legacy Campaign, Kaiser Permanente Sacramento and The Center at Sierra Health Foundation teamed up for the COVID-19 Vaccination Town Hall Series to provide Sacramento’s African American community with information to make informed decisions about vaccination and how to get vaccinated.

Access the recorded April 1 Town Hall webinar focused on Youth and Adults.

Access the recorded March 25 Town Hall webinar focused on Older Adults and Caretakers.

Build.Black. app launches in celebration of Black History Month

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The Build.Black. Coalition has launched an app to support and uplift Black businesses and entrepreneurs, while also supporting a justice and equity movement committed to building the social, economic and cultural vitality and influence of Black residents and communities — locally and nationally. With the Build.Black. app, consumers can easily find and support Black-owned businesses, artisans and entrepreneurs. App users also can post or find events, connect with groups to teach or learn about issues, post or search for jobs, and find resources on important topics such as health and training for entrepreneurs. Sacramento Black business owners are invited to register on the app, which is available at Google Play and the App Store. Check out the Build.Black. app video on Facebook and the redesigned Build.Black. web site!

The Sacramento Bee: Sacramento County’s campaign to keep Black children alive worked. Here’s how

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Black Child Legacy Campaign partners shared program results with the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors earlier this month. The campaign’s mandate was to reduce preventable deaths of Black children under 18 by at least 10% by 2020. Five years later, the campaign has exceeded almost all expectations, leaders say. Access the article in The Sacramento Bee.

After Shootings, Sacramento Community Leaders Call For Investment In Youth

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In 2018 and 2019, we had ZERO youth killed by gun violence in the city of Sacramento, but then COVID-19 hit us with new trauma, isolation and uncertainty. Black Child Legacy Campaign’s Healing the Hood strategy brings together partners working across seven local neighborhoods to build opportunity and prevent and interrupt violence. E-mail raacd@shfcenter.org for more information, resources and services. #HEALINGTHEHOOD #STOPTHEVIOLENCE Read After String Of Violent Shootings This Weekend, Sacramento Community Leaders Call For Investment In Youth on the Capital Public Radio web site.

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.