Sarah Rainey

Sonoma County leadership program for Black teens, children a ‘scaffolding for our youth’

written by Nashelly Chavez, the Press Democrat, Oct.10, 2021 Layla Zekarias has lived in Windsor her whole life, though she hasn’t always felt like she belongs. A Black teen who attends St. Rose Catholic School in Santa Rosa, Zekarias has experienced students touching her curly, tight-wound hair without her permission, she said. When Zekarias and …

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Petaluma Blacks for Community Development is excited to announce the launch of our teen and tween youth leadership programs!

The Grapevine Youth Leadership Program is designed to support Black youth in Sonoma County in developing their leadership skills and help them reach their goals and aspirations for the future.  It also gives them a safe space to discuss the challenges and issues they may face as youth of color in our society and get …

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BIPOC Mental Health Month 2021

July Is BIPOC Mental Health Month Formally recognized in June 2008, Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was created to bring awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face in regard to mental illness in the United States. Bebe Moore Campbell was an American author, journalist, teacher, and mental health advocate who worked …

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