On both Tuesday and Wednesday this week, the Chevron Richmond Black Employee Network held its 18th annual Black History Awareness Celebration events at the Refinery.
Chevron employees and community leaders enjoyed Southern cuisine for lunch on both days while receiving education in the form of literature and from guest speakers including Debra Watkins, the founder and president of California Alliance of African American Educators.
The Chevron Richmond Black Employee Network is a company-funded, employee-run group that works to promote diversity education and inclusion at the Refinery.
At the end of the event, four deserving West Contra Costa Unified School District students were honored for earning competitive Dr. William F. King Scholarships, which are given in honor of a former, highly respected Chevron employee who worked to recruit minorities and community members into employment at the Refinery. Since 2004, the Chevron Black Employee Network has awarded more than 40 scholarships to WCCUSD students.