The team at Sac Cultural Hub wishes you peace, joy and prosperity throughout the coming year. Our organization along with many others continue to weather the COVID-19 pandemic as we approach 2 years since the initial breakout and shutdown in March 2020. We cannot THANK YOU enough for your continued support and partnership.
We hope that you and your families are safe and healthy despite the many hardships, as well as major losses, in our communities that have impacted you. As we look forward to working with you in the years to come, I would just like to recap some of Sac Cultural Hub’s events and programs in year 2021:
Once again we participated in the annual Big Day of Giving 24-hour online fundraising event held on May 6th. A total of 688 nonprofits in the Sacramento region raised nearly $13.3 million. Sac Cultural Hub Media Foundation collected close to $3,200 in unrestricted revenue from this campaign.
The 11th Annual Black Physicians Forum was broadcast via Facebook Live. This year’s topic was “Trust After Tuskegee: Black Health Provider’s Perspective on the COVID–19 Vaccine,” presented by national Keynote Presenter, Dr. Chris Pernell – Public Health Physician and American College of Preventive Medicine Fellow. Serving as Moderator was distinguished Dr. Flojaune Cofer, an epidemiologist who also serves as the Director of State Policy and Research for Public Health Advocates. City Council member Kimberly Warmsley from Stockton joined the discussion as special guest, and shared her personal reasoning for joining the California COVID Justice: Recovery, Response & Repair campaign to strengthen California’s ability to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and build capacity in the state.
The 13th Annual Exceptional Women of Color (EWOC) Awards & Expo was held on September 28th at Scott’s Seafood on the River in Sacramento with the powerful Keynote Speaker, Dr. Tamara Bennett – Senior Pastor at This Is Pentecost (TIP) Fellowship Ministry. There were 11 amazing women who were honored with 2021 EWOC Excellence Awards, and one was presented with the EWOC Champion – Women To Watch in Political Leadership award. The Young Women of Color (Y-EWOC) scholarship award endowment of $1,000 was presented in the name of a fallen community angel, Dana Maeshia, Founder and Executive Director of Escape Velocity Foundation, funding scholarship awards to their students.
Sac Cultural Hub formed a partnership alliance with the California Black Chamber of Commerce and KDEE 97.5 FM to present monthly First Fridays Business Mixers for entrepreneurs and professionals who are seeking to enhance their involvement in the local business community as well as getting to know one another in person on the social scene. The First Fridays Business Mixers are held at a variety of venues throughout the Greater Sacramento Valley Region.
I am so thankful for the team of staff, professional consultants, and freelance writers that bring life, excitement, and expertise to the production and presentation of the Sacculturalhub.com website, THE HUB Magazine and all of our programs/events. We appreciate serving you as one of our valued clients/readers/donors/sponsors and hope that the holidays and the coming year will bring you happiness and success.
We also hope that this year has been just as memorable for you, your colleagues, and your loved ones. Our team at Sac Cultural Hub sincerely appreciates your loyalty and are looking forward to moving into the 2022 New Year together. Please mark your calendars for the 20th anniversary celebration of Sacculturalhub.com as we celebrate this monumental birthday in March 2022 (eblast on date and time coming soon).
Pleshette Robertson, Founder of Sacculturalhub.com