We, in Richmond, have a spirit of
determination. Our progressive political journey has
ignited us and continues to inspire us. It is because
we understand the need to nurture each other in heart,
mind and spirit that we continue to gain strength and
courage. We have shown we can make progress and have
overcome many challenges, but many more remain.
We now need a visionary cultural statement,
something that inspires us along the way to create
more progressive change. Something unique to Richmond
- an outgrowth of our history and a testament to our determination
as we overcome even greater challenges and injustices. Something
that also draws visitors to Richmond, who want to experience
something beyond the mundane.
Can Richmond add to our being a "green
city" and also become a "city of creative possibilities?"
Can we synergize our efforts with
a hi-tech, multi-media arts vision? One that will
attract and educate our youth in filmmaking, special
effects, virtual reality, electronic music, robotics,
and computer animation. Will this benefit Richmond
by economically bringing us hi-tech industries and
accompanying jobs? If we can weave together our
progressive politics and a progressive culture, what
heights might we reach?
It is a vision worth considering.
Please join me and the RPA Arts Committee
on June 12th from 1 - 3 pm for a Sunday afternoon exploration
of such a vision.
Mayor, City of Richmond
Gayle McLaughlin for Mayor 2010
PO Box 5284
Richmond CA 94805
Phone: (510) 237-1456
317 11th Street (must access 11th Street from Nevin)