Thank You for An Amazing Event
The 2nd Annual BOSS Bay Area Black August Block Party "Stop the Violence" was a beautiful display of community. The Block Party shines a light on Black visionaries and brings people together for an amazing day full of joy, love, innovation, and high spirits!
Join BOSS Every August for the BLACK AUGUST BLOCK PARTY, celebrating black voices, strengths, and achievements!
BOSS serves families and individuals facing deep poverty, homelessness, community violence and other challenges – all ages, races, genders, and life experiences. Yet the reality is, this population is predominantly people of color – most are African American*.
To meet their needs, BOSS strives to provide effective, compassionate, culturally relevant services – meeting people where they are at, and creating programs that are welcoming, encouraging, and empowering. The Black August Block Party grew out of this commitment to lifting our community UP!
Black people are some of our most celebrated artists, entrepreneurs, activists, and change-makers – the Block Party shines a light on these visionaries. It brings people together for an amazing day full of joy, love, innovation, and high spirits!
JOIN US! Mark your calendar for the last Saturday in August!
SPONSOR! Help make this powerful, well attended community event POSSIBLE – Email Sonja Fitz at firstname.lastname@example.org for details!
PERFORM! We are always looking for exciting and inspiring local Black artists to perform – Sign up here to receive the participation form next summer!
SHARE RESOURCES! Do you have health, mental health, housing, employment, education, legal, child/family, voting, or other important information and resources to share? Sign up [here] to receive the participation form next summer!
PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS! Are you a Black-owned business in the community? Sign up [here] to receive the participation form next summer!
OTHER IDEAS? We want to hear them – we are always looking for ways to improve and promote the event! Email Sonja at email@example.com.
*Racial inequity in the Bay Area:
In Alameda County, poverty is 12.5% for the general population – yet it is 20% among African Americans, 5% among Whites.
African Americans are 11% of the general population, but 47% of the homeless.
Currently and formerly incarcerated individuals in Alameda County are predominantly African American & Latino.
7 out of 10 of the poorest Bay Area neighborhoods are in Alameda County, with predominantly persons or color residents.
Within Oakland, neighborhoods with the highest concentrations of poverty, violence, and crime are home to majority black and brown residents – East, West, & Downtown Oakland.
BOSS Bay Area Black August Block Party
We are grateful for the generosity of the businesses and individuals who helped make BOSS Black August Block Party a success through -----
Remember, this event – and the work BOSS does with families and youth throughout the year – is made possible with your support! Just text the words BOSSBAYAREA (no space) to243725 to make a donation of any size.