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We're celebrating on Saturday, May 7th Downtown Vacaville in TownSquare from 11am - 6pm. Thank you Los Reyes Restaurante Y Cantina and the Addiego Family for sponsoring this event with us. Come see the amazing dancers of Folklórico Juvenil Danzantes Unidos de Vacaville from 12pm-1pm. There will be food, drinks, and music by DJ Rene. See you there!
In honor of Black History Month, the Tri-City NAACP, the Downtown Vacaville BID, Citizens Financial, and Icon Connects are hosting the second-annual “Black History Month in Vacaville” slated for 12PM on Feb.19 at CreekWalk Plaza in Andrews Park.
The Planning Committee has chosen as the event’s theme: “Amplify Our Voices: Becoming The Change in Vacaville, California”
This community event is free to attend. A complete list of honorees will soon be available. In addition, commemorative banners will hang on the School Street Bridge for the month of February to celebrate Black History Month in Vacaville.
The event came about when two Vacaville residents, City Councilmembers Roy Stockton, and Greg Ritchie, discussed the disconnect between the Black community and law enforcement in Vacaville. Both agreed the community needed to unify and address inequalities and focus on inclusion. Stockton and Ritchie realized that no community events, other than Black History Month celebrated in schools, specifically focused on the Black community.
The residents shared the idea with Johnicon George, President of the Tri-City NAACP, who agreed, bringing in other community leaders, residents, and Downtown Vacaville, BID who helped turn the idea into a reality by providing significant resources and much-needed expertise organizing events.
Representatives from the Vacaville Unified School District lending their support added to a community-driven effort.
The organizers’ hope is that the Black History Month Celebration event becomes a celebration that serves to educate the community about the contributions of African Americans to Vacaville that are also worth noting and celebrating year-round.
For additional information about the Black History Month Celebration event, call the BID office at 707-451-2100 or click below to email TiCity NAACP president Johnicon George.