SACRAMENTO – The legacy of African American veterans will be celebrated on Saturday, February 22 as the Unsung Heroes Living History Project (UHLHP) and the Sacramento Area Black Caucus (SABC) join forces to present the first Black History Month Veterans Outreach/Community Volunteer Recruitment Day.
The event is scheduled to be held at the Women’s Civic Improvement Center, located at 3555 3rd Avenue, in observance of Black History Month. The outreach effort is free and open to the public. Organizers say their goal is to honor veterans of African descent and their contributions in the military during war and peacetime.
The event is to be highlighted by musical performances, remarks by military and government officials and veterans. There will also be veteran’s resources and organizations on hand to provide information to veterans and their families.
The UHLHP is a non-profit oral history project founded in 2005 that pays tribute and preserves the legacy of African Americans in the military. The oral history project is an exciting intergenerational program that teaches young people valuable 21st century self-sufficiency, job skills and the importance of community service, volunteerism and civic engagement.
The SABC, a civil/social justice and activism organization, has been at the forefront of advocacy in the Sacramento community helping to secure and protect the civil and human rights of our people. From ensuring that African descent children have the best educational opportunities or that our neighborhoods have appropriate recreational and educational facilities, or whether it is representing job related grievances, the SABC has demonstrated its commitment to the to the Black community.
For more information, including membership, volunteering, resources and sponsorship opportunities, contact co-host Donna Lynem at (916) 627-8650 or Lisa Daniels at (916) 629-4691.