September 5,  2018
Dear Friends,

for our Civic Engagement Training on Saturday, September 8. 

* ACT is hiring a Community Organizer!   Find out more here.

Check out the new Safe Black Space website and resources!





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Safe Black Spaces: New Website & Resources!
safeblackspaceIn our current climate many Black people are experiencing stress and trauma related to related to being Black.  We're feeling the impact of our humanity not being valued - from the killing of unarmed Black people by the police, to the day-to-day racial hassles we deal with. Sometimes we numb out, sometimes we struggle with rage, sometimes we lose hope...it can be overwhelming!
 
We want to introduce you to Safe Black Space - A place where people of African Ancestry come together to heal and to thrive. A place where Black people can talk openly and honesty with each other about their experiences of racial stress, anxiety and trauma.  A place where you can just be you!
 
Curious?  Check out our website at   www.safeblackspace.org
  • Learn more about Safe Black Space and what we're doing
  • Identify local African American Mind Body Spirit Resources and Sacramento Mental Health Resources 
  • Watch a few short videos to learn more about the impact of racism on Black people and how we can take care of ourselves and our communities (see bottom of "Resources" tab) 
Take a day to heal from the lies you've told yourself and the ones that have been told to you. -Maya Angelou
 
Join us at the next Safe Black Space Community Healing Circle on Saturday, September 15th from 3:00-6:00pm. Venue TBD. (Stay tuned for details).  Come experience Home. Healing. Hope.
Update on AB931 and SB 1421
Assembly Bill 931 , a bill to limit when police can use deadly force, will not move forward in this legislative session, in part due to pressure from California police unions. Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins and Assemblywoman Shirley Weber plan to reintroduce the bill in January.
 
The California Assembly voted to approve Senate Bill 1421 which will increase transparency by making public information available about officers who shoot, kill, or engage in serious misconduct such as falsifying evidence or committing sexual assault while on the job.
 
We will continue to make our voices heard, bring our faith values to the Capitol to advocate for legislation that improves our communities.
Our Promise Kick-Off

Thank you to all the state employees and community partners who were out at the capital for the Our Promise Kick-Off Event.  We saw some familiar faces and we also got to inform new people about Sacramento ACT and the important work we're doing.  We will be at the next United Way event see the details below:

CDFA
Wednesday, September 19th
2800 Gateway Oaks Drive, Sacramento 95833 (Fair will be held in lobby)
Start time: 11:00am
End time: 2:00pm

We also want to give a shout out to our neighbors  Room For Restoration whose mission is to provide an avenue for direct, purposeful and intimate communication between incarcerated fathers and their child(ren).  They do this through providing the opportunity for the father to nominate their child(ren) for a Dream Room Makeover. Please check them out on their website.
Family Separation at the Border: Beyond the Crisis, September 24th


Rise for Climate Jobs & Justice on Saturday!
The Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice march on September 8 in San Francisco is expected to be the biggest climate march ever on the west coast. 350 Sacramento is organizing a bus to take people to San Francisco. In addition, they will have an art build on August 25 @350 Sac office, 909 12th St to create awesome materials for the march. The march begins at 11 am, and we will walk 1.6 miles to Civic Center Plaza. A link to sign up for the bus will soon be available at 350 Sacramento. Cost is still to be determined but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Can't make it to SF? The Sacramento Climate Coalition is organizing an action from 10 am-1 pm @McClatchy Park (Oak Park) . This event will include bicycle-powered sound by Clan Dyken, speakers, and booths. It is being held in cooperation with the Oak Park Farmer's Market with locally sourced and organic food.

These events are part of the lead-up to the Governor's Global Climate Action Summit (Sept 11-14). The goal is to encourage Governor Brown to live up to his reputation as a climate leader. If you would like to help with event planning and/or participate in the art build, contact Laurie.
Upcoming LOC Meetings
Education, C ontact Tere Flores at tere@sacact.org for location and more information on Septemeber meeting

Environmental Justice, Second Wednesdays, (next September 12) at 7pm at Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento

Homelessness & Housing, 3rd Fridays (next on September 21), 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 Tere Flores at tere@sacact.org for location and more information
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Thank you to all our donors who enable ACT's work to transform our community!

Can you donate $25 to support our work with youth to transform the juvenile justice system?  Donate here.

If you prefer, you can mail a check to Sacramento ACT, 2409 15th Street, Sacramento, CA 95818.
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Join us to transform Sacramento!

Sincerely,

Gabby Trejo
Executive Director

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