On Friday November 10th, Citizens Power Network held its first annual Contra Costa Community Night. This event also served as a fundraiser as all proceeds that were raised went towards our efforts to educate and motivate students in WCCUSD to vote and be civically engaged in their communities. We plan on having more events in the future that support our WCCUSD communities.
The event was hosted by Your Way Pizza which is a family owned restaurant on the corner of 15th Street and Macdonald Avenue near the Richmond BART station. We are very grateful to them for their generosity.
Tyjohn Sykes from the RYSE Center’s Youth Justice Department performed poetry.
D$ is a Richmond resident who livened up the crowd with his group.
Next we had a powerful performance from Wanda Gonzalez who is currently a senior at John F. Kennedy High School in Richmond.
We closed the night with open mic and heard amazing performances from community members. We had comedy, singing, rapping, dancing. It was truly a night of community.