Bay Area Girls Club to dedicate new space ahead of Day of the Girl

Bay Area Girls Club dedicates new space ahead of Day of the Girl
Photo courtesy of Bay Area Girls Club.

By Kathy Chouteau

The Bay Area Girls Club (BAGC) will honor International Girls Day by hosting a Community Space Dedication in memory of its late, longtime advocate Brenda McCuistio. The family friendly event is free and open to the public and will take place at 260 Broadway in Richmond Sat., Oct. 7 from 10:30 -1:30 p.m.

The dedication event will help the BAGC celebrate the opening of the newly renovated outdoor space named in honor of McCuistion, who co-founded the organization’s College Bound Girls program. McCuistion served as a board member for six years and briefly was voted in as board president in 2017 until her diagnosis with terminal cancer, according to Executive Director Tiffany Harris. She said McCuistion was also an active volunteer throughout Richmond.

International Girls Day follows the Wednesday after the event on Oct. 11 and raises awareness of issues girls face on a global scale.

The event will start the day with a continental breakfast at 10:30 a.m., followed by the dedication of the Brenda McCuistion Community Space at 11 a.m. At noon, the Multicultural Bookstore—at the same location—will host its monthly “Storytime” complete with stories, giveaways and lunch for attendees.

RSVP for the event by clicking here, emailing [email protected], or calling (510) 232-5440. Anyone interested in sponsoring or donating to support the event can contact Executive Director Tiffany Harris at (510) 730-9178. Learn more about BAGC here.