Akoma Unity Center

On Thursday, June 20th, Akoma Unity Center proudly presented the premiere of “Voices from the Bridges that Carried Us Over: Stories of Civil Rights in San Bernardino.” This powerful event, held at Anne Sherrells Park, was an extraordinary celebration of our community’s rich civil rights history, combining film, poetry, and educational talks.

A Night of Empowerment and Unity

The evening was nothing short of inspiring. Attendees were treated to a captivating showcase that honored the struggles and triumphs of civil rights activists in San Bernardino. The program featured insightful speeches from distinguished speakers Dr. Jennifer Tilton, Romaine Washington, and Vicki Lee, whose words resonated deeply with the audience.

Community Support and Participation

The success of this event was amplified by the incredible support from our community. We were honored to have the presence of Councilwoman Kim Calvin, Commissioner Rikke Johnson, Board Member Gwen Dowdy-Rodgers, Joe Baca Jr., and Terrance Stone. Their unwavering support and contributions played a significant role in making the evening truly special.

Preserving Our History, Inspiring Our Future

Events like “Voices from the Bridges that Carried Us Over” are essential in educating, inspiring, and uniting our community. They help us to reflect on our past, honor those who paved the way, and inspire future generations to continue the fight for justice and equality. The overwhelming turnout and positive feedback from attendees affirm the importance of such gatherings in preserving and celebrating our shared history.

Thank You to Our Supporters

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who attended and supported this event. Your presence and participation help keep our history alive and ensure that the stories of our past continue to illuminate our path forward. Special thanks to our speakers, volunteers, and community leaders for your invaluable contributions.

Looking Ahead

As we reflect on the success of this event, we are motivated to continue our mission of raising awareness and fostering unity within our community. Stay tuned for more events and initiatives from Akoma Unity Center as we strive to make a lasting impact.

Together, we are making a difference!