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Petaluma Blacks for Community Development, PBCD, was founded in 1977 by Petaluma resident Gloria Robinson as an organization that would focus on black history and culture. In the years since its founding, Petaluma Blacks for Community Development has spearheaded education and outreach initiatives, including what has become an annual Black History Month celebration with concerts, church services, speakers and exhibits at the Petaluma History Museum. Today, we have 3 generations of Black families participating in our programs. Many of our members are involved in organizations throughout Petaluma and Sonoma County. Through our work with other community organizations, we bring to the forefront issues surrounding social justice and ridding ourselves of systemic racism. We are a group that has not forgotten the strength and determination of our forefathers. We are determined to share our history and culture with the community, and we invite others to join us.

We are a nonprofit that relies on donations to run our annual Black History Program and Black History Exhibit, as well as education and outreach initiatives, and other programs of cultural enrichment that we offer free of cost to our community. Please donate to support our important mission.