7/1/2023 0 Comments
We are completely grateful for all the blessings we have had these past two TOWN NIGHTS. We had 470 people registered and over 470 people that showed up. We had 300 burritos and 300 toys. We started giving our burritos at 7:00pm and they ran out in 45 minutes. Our toys ran out an hour before the event was over. We would like to thank all our community members that showed up these past two events and would like to invite you to our next TOWN NIGHTS which is in Arroyo Viejo park in Oakland at 6:00pm to 9:00pm on July 14th.
Thank you to everyone that took part in behind the scenes and everyone that stayed behind after the event to help clean up. A huge thank you to Lila Duran for coordinating these past two TOWN NIGHTS. Overall thank you to all our volunteers, staff, East Oakland Collective, Department of Violence Prevention, La Familia, and everyone who took part in this event. Another thank you to our brave leaders that decided to get dunk tank.
A few words that was shared from people's experiences from TOWN NIGHTS are:
Rosenity: "It was important that we held something like this. It's time to make safe healing sacred spaces for our community. Let's bridge the gap between community members and bring joy, love, and light."
Jazmin Preciado: "The last Homies Town Night was so fun! The turnout was high, the energy and music were great, there were smiles all around, and it was well organized. The dunk tank was a success. The hosting kept the excitement going and we had elders and youth represented, all being good sports. Loved it!"
Pictures taken by Lizette Perez
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