New book ‘Amplify Student Voices’ to be celebrated at CoBiz Richmond

Downtown day of fun raises funds for girls and women of color
CoBiz Richmond is a state-of-the-art coworking space and business incubator located at 1503 Macdonald Ave. in Richmond.

By Kathy Chouteau

“The Practice Space Book Party” is coming to downtown Richmond Fri., Feb. 3 from 4-7 p.m. at CoBiz Richmond as the local nonprofit celebrates the release of its new book, “Amplify Student Voices.” 

Organizers call the free event “family friendly and fun,” with a chance to meet authors AnnMarie Baines, Caitlin Healy and Diana Medina, and to also hear readings from some of the book’s student contributors. The cover of “Amplify Student Voices” indicates its content: “Equitable practices to build confidence in the classroom.”

The book will be on sale at the soiree—with authors on hand to sign it—and “activities, crafts and a nacho bar” will be available. An “Educator Appreciation Hour” will also take place during the event from 4-5 p.m.

Led by women of color, The Practice Space is an Iron Triangle nonprofit that helps Bay Area youth and adults “speak in a clear, engaging way that represents who they are and what they care about,” according to its website. Learn more about the nonprofit here.

Click here to RSVP for The Practice Space Book Party. CoBiz Richmond is located at 1503 Macdonald Ave., Suite A, in Richmond. Masks are required at the event, with the organizers asking that attendees wear them except when eating and drinking.