We are moving into 2009 in a very energetic
and positive way!
On January 27, I delivered my State of the City
Address at the Richmond City Council meeting.
Please take a few moment to read the text and
see how far we've come and how far we will be
You can access the State
of the City Address through the link below:
Also, please check out the media section to
read about many issues, events and accomplishments
over the past year: http://gaylemclaughlin.net/press-index.htm
AND it is with great pleasure that I want to
announce that February is Black History
Month and we are honoring
3 great African-American individuals (one individiual
will be honored at each council meeting in February).
Please come join us at the Richmond City Council
Chambers (450 Civic Center Plaza - enter in rear
of building) at 7 pm on the following evenings:
February 3 (tonight) Proclamation Honoring and
Recognizing the Life and Contributions of Mr.
Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Youth Jobs North
Richmond Tutorial Program (1964) and of the Black
Panther Party (1966).
February 17 Proclamation Honoring and Recognizing
the Life and Contributions of Mrs. Betty Reid-Soskin,
long-time Black social activist and National
Park Ranger in the City of Richmond.
February 24 Proclamation Honoring and Recognizing
the Life and Contributions of Mr. George L Livingston,
former councilmember, Vice Mayor and first elected
African American Mayor of the City of Richmond.
Hope to see you at one or all of these upcoming
city council meetings to honor these remarkable
Gayle McLaughlin invites you to Richmond’s second
annual day of celebrating, networking and sharing
to commemorate International Women’s Day
IN SOLIDARITY: Honoring Self, Honoring Community
MUJERES EN SOLIDARIDAD: Honrando
Su Persona, Honrando Su Comunidad
Saturday, March 7, 2009 - 10:00
am – 3:00 pm
Lovonya DeJean Middle School,
3400 Macdonald Ave., Richmond
former Black Panther
leader and criminal justice reform advocate
DANZA AZTECA dance
troupe - JACKIE THOMPSON, performance poet ROSA
ACOSTA and JORGE VILCHEZ, Peruvian folkloric
dance LAS BOMBERAS DE LA BAHIA, Afro-Puerto Rican
drumming, dancing, singing JACQUELINE McBRIDE,
gospel singer JOVANKA BECKLES, M.C. Round-table
discussions with co-sponsoring organizations
Free admission! Lunch and childcare
will be provided.
Please call 510-620-6502 to pre-register.
Para asistencia y registracion
Co-sponsors: Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin,
Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Black Women
Organized for Political Action, Communities United
Restoring Mother Earth, Community Violence Solutions,
Girls Inc., Haiti Action Committee, Health Conductors,
Int’l Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban
Five, Journeys Above and Beyond, Morada de Mujeres
del Milenio, Mothers Against Senseless Killing,
Opportunity West, Richmond Progressive Alliance,
Richmond Regla Sister City Committee, Rosie the
Riveter WWII Homefront National Historic Park,
RYSE Center, STAND! Against Domestic Violence,
Tent City Peace Movement, The Latina Center,
Verde Partnership Garden, Youth Enrichment Strategies,
Youth Together, and more…