Black History Month kicks off at RYSE with a celebration of Donté Clark’s new collection of poetry KNOWFREEDOM. This event is free with RSVP and features a youth open mic, a discussion panel and Q&A with Black Artists and Entrepreneurs from the Bay Area, and a performance by Donté Clark himself.
“My favorite thing about RYSE is that their main focus is on the youth and trying get us to be more involved in our community and stand up for what we believe in. I also love how everyone is accepted no matter race, gender, or ethnicity.”
SAVE THE DATE
Friday, April 12th, 2019
6:00 - 9:00 PM at RYSE Center
Check back soon for more information!
“I have met some young people who now hold a big piece of my heart. I love how they continually floor me with how amazing young leaders they are. I love so much watching them claim small victories every day whether it be a good grade, speaking up for themselves, or getting an interview opportunity. The energy and joy they exude is infectious and I always love sharing those moments.”
Our hearts go out to the families suffering from the devastating fires in Butte County. For those of us who can support them, here is a list of ways we can send both material and monetary donations.
"Our youth are constantly giving back to community, making ends meet through their organizing, art, and storytelling. Through a sharing of healing and cultural practices we build community, re-ground ourselves, and stop as needed to prevent youth burnout. Our youth understand that our liberation is bound up with each others, so the need to work together, listen to each other, and love each other is crucial and ever so impactful in our collective movement towards liberation."