Nicholas Ibarra | OBSERVER Staff Writer
All listed events, and more, can be viewed online on The OBSERVER’s community events calendar at SacObserver.com.
- 17th Annual African American Genealogy Seminar – 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 11, via virtual seminar. Keynote speakers Richard and Denise Diggs share an amazing journey to uncover their family history with clues recorded in a Bible from the 1850s. In addition to classes on DNA, genealogy, Census records and others, new classes include “Preparing for Reparations” by Donise Lee and “Uncomfortable Conversations: Challenging Discoveries in Your Family” by Kanika Marshall.
- Let’s Read Oak Park: Women’s History Month – 11 a.m. Saturday, March 11, at Underground Books. Elementary school-age children explore books and participate in hands-on activities with an emphasis on cultural themes. Students will engage in interactive book readings and select a free book of their choice to take home and encourage reading together as a family. Space is limited to 12 per event.
- Festival of Black Women’s Hair, Body, Health, Beauty and Art – 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, March 11, and Sunday, March 12, at Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum. Celebrate the essence of the Black woman artistically, manifested in her hair, body and beauty – the Divine Mother. The Black woman is the original woman, the foundation of high culture. Indeed, civilization lies at her feet: science, medicine, art and writing.
- Women’s Health Summit 2023 – 12:30-4 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at Holiday Inn Sacramento. The summit provides a platform for women to share their experiences and knowledge on how to address health disparities that disproportionately affect women, particularly those in marginalized communities. This year’s summit focuses on reproductive health, mental health, and HIV care and prevention, as these are areas where women continue to face significant challenges.
- Juneteenth Eye Health Clinic – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, and Wednesday, March 15, at City Church, Sacramento. Sacramento Juneteenth Inc. has partnered with VSP and City Church to host this clinic, which also features vaccinations for youth. Students from Sacramento and American Legion high schools and Father Keith B. Kenny Middle School will receive free eye exams, lenses and frames.
- Parents and Guardians of African American Students in TRUSD – 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, at Roberts Family Development Center. Guest speakers include Antoine Burks, speaking on “My Child Has a Daddy,” and Patrice Hill, director of Sacramento Area Youth Speaks.
- Fifth Annual Stephon Clark Legacy Dinner and Fundraiser – 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at Genesis Church, Sacramento. This event honors and commemorates the life and legacy of Stephon Clark in a positive light. Reflect upon the positive changes and outcomes since Stephon’s death; celebrate the new Stephon A. Clark College Prep Middle School; and raise funds to allow the foundation to continue to do the “heart” work within our communities and with our families affected by police violence.
- Women Lawyers of Sacramento, Women’s History Month Mixer – 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at Sequoia at the Cannery. You’re invited to this in-person event celebrating Women’s History Month. Come mingle, enjoy delicious appetizers and partake in a game of bingo. The mixer is also an opportunity to interact with law firms that are hiring. Please bring business cards and get ready to discuss new career opportunities.
- Greater Sacramento Urban League: Fireside Chat With Dwayne Crenshaw – 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at Greater Sacramento Urban League. Attendees must register for the event by March 15 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Celebrate the first 365 days of CEO Dwayne Crenshaw with an empowering fireside chat on the State of GSUL and its 55th anniversary. Be inspired by the economic investment vision for the Del Paso Heights Empowerment Center and Oak Park Youth and Families Center.