Richmond poetry event to focus on health and wellness

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Richmond poetry event to focus on health and wellness
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In observance of National Poetry Month, Richmond Poet Laureate David Flores and Richmond Teen Services Librarian Angela Cox will host an evening of poetry and resource awareness on Thursday, April 7.

The free program will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in Richmond City Council Chambers, 440 Civic Center Plaza.

At the event, Supervisor John Gioia will discuss the economic and pandemic factors that have contributed to the increased health challenges in the Black community, and in the entire community. Dr. Desmond Carson will speak to attendees about maintaining physical and mental health, support programs and resources in West Contra Costa.

Tj Sykes, Donte Clark, and CiCi Jevae will perform spoken word that highlights the health and wellness challenges in the Black community.

The public is invited to share their poetry in an open mic following the guest poets.