July 4 , 2018
Dear Friends,
Thank you to those who have donated to help pay to send a team of ACT leaders, faith leaders and staff to San Diego to protest family separations a week ago!  It is not too late to donate.

There is still more work to be done.  PICO California has suggested some ways you can help.
This Week
  • Call your Member of Congress - Tell them we demand an immediate reunification of families in our communities, not in cages
  • Donate to fuel the Let Our Children Go storytelling and organizing efforts of grassroots community leaders across the state
This Month
  • Call a meeting with members of your congregation, community organization or neighbors, share with them what happened in the action and invite them to participate in the "Family Protection Network" that PICO California is creating with our allies
  • Break bread with someone from a different race - this is how we will create beloved community to tackle the issues that affect us all
This Year
  • Get Out the Vote - this issue needs to be a litmus test in the next election - and we need to turn out the millions of California residents who typically don't vote but can. If we vote, we can govern. 
  • Go back to the border - we made a promise to return to the incarcerated families to show our commitment and keep hope alive (more details to come)

The next Safe Black Space Healing Circle will take place on July 15th from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at Potters House COGIC.  See more information below.

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Safe Black Space Healing Circle
Safe Black Space Leadership Team

safeblackspaceSAFE BLACK SPACE: 
A Community Healing Circle By and For 
People of African Ancestry 
to Promote Community and Personal Healing

Sunday, July 15th from 3-6pm 
at Potters House COGIC 

Racially, these are trying times that weigh on our hearts, minds, and spirits. For Black people in particular, incident after incident, including the killing of Stephon Clark, along with constant negative social media, witnessing the pain, anguish, loss of life, and managing personal fears for the safety and well being of our families and communities can cause race-based trauma. Self-care is absolutely essential in times of racial stress and anxiety and so is community-care.

Coming together in community can provide some sense of safety in this increasingly hostile world. This community healing circle will create a safe space in which Black people can unburden themselves; share their feelings, concerns, fears, and hopes; understand the root causes of their challenges; and work on personal and community healing. It will provide strength for the journey ahead and is a visible sign of our turning to each other for comfort, support, wisdom, and love; a sign of our commitment to take care of ourselves and each other.

If you identify as a person of African ancestry and have been impacted by the police shooting, register for this free eventJoin local African American mental health providers, faith leaders from Sacramento Area Congregations Together and Unity of Sacramento, educators and community members at this Safe Black Space Community Healing Circle.
For more information, contact Dr. Kristee Haggins at safeblackspace@gmail.com; visit  www.safeblackspace.org; or call (530) 683-5101.

This Safe Black Space Community Healing Circle is hosted by Potters House COGIC and sponsored by the Sierra Health Foundation.
Upcoming LOC Meetings
Education, First Mondays  at 7pm, contact Tere Flores at tere@sacact.org for location and more information

Environmental Justice, Second Wednesdays, (next August 15) at 7pm at Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento

Homelessness & Housing, 3rd Fridays (next on July 20), 10 am to 12 pm, contact Carlos Montes-Ponce at
carlos@sacact.org  for location and more information

Live Free, Third Thursdays, 6:30 pm, contact Ryan McClinton at ryan@sacact.org for location and more information

Reinvestment, 1st and 3rd Thursday  at 2:30,  contact Ryan McClinton at  ryan@sacact.org  for location and more information

Youth Justice, every other Thursday, 5 pm to 7 pm, contact Reggie Hola at reggie@sacact.org for location and more information
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If you prefer, you can mail a check to Sacramento ACT, 2409 15th Street, Sacramento, CA 95818.
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