Feb 6, 2015
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Rain or shine, there are important events in Richmond on Saturday that community members should definitely consider attending.

First, parents and guardians should head to the second annual West Contra Costa County Education Fair, which will occur from noon to 3 p.m. at the Nevin Community Center at 598 Nevin Ave. in Richmond.

Apply to public schools, speak with trained college advisers and enroll in youth programs at the free fair, which will happen rain or shine, said Julie Wright, executive director of the Chamberlin Family Foundation, which sponsors the event.

For more information, check out the story we wrote about the Ed Fair last week.

A Richmond peace summit will take place from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Miracle Temple Apostolic Pentecostal Church of Richmond at 2425 Cutting Blvd.The free summit is being held in response to a rash of gun violence in the city last month.

A long list of influential people are set to either speak or sit on a panel at the summit. Scheduled participants include Black Panther Party chairwoman Elaine Brown; members of the city’s Office of Neighborhood Safety; Landrin Kelly, father of slain De La Salle football star Terrance Kelly; a Richmond police sergeant, and Redge Dwayne Green, who played “Lil Chris” in Boyz in The Hood.

The event is titled, “Let’s get the hell out of Richmond and put more love in it” and was planned by community advocates Rodney Alamo Brown and KGM1 online radio DJ Steven Parker. See our story for more information.

The City of Richmond will be hosting its Black History Celebration at Richmond Memorial Auditorium from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a dinner starting at 5 p.m.

Tickets for the event are $15 apiece or $120 for a table of eight and are on sale at the Richmond Senior Center, 2525 Macdonald Ave.

The event includes local music and dance performances along with a Southern meal.

For more information, call (510) 307-8087 or (510) 620-6793.

The Richmond Art Center (2540 Barrett Ave.) will hold a free opening reception for its winter exhibitions from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (more info here).

The works of 100 emerging and established Bay Area artists can be viewed at the reception, including artwork from 75 African American artists in the 19th annual The Art of Living Black. Also, see works by the Art Center’s professional artist-instructors and also the mixed-media work of Yisrael Fedlsott, which explores the formal potentials of disparate materials to portray the gamut of the human experience.


About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.