Holiday Celebration December 2, 2017: This year we will celebrate the holidays with Breakfast at Santa's Workshop. We will enjoy a morning filled with good friends, yummy food and giving back. Our families will be matched to a child in the Richmond Police Activity League program. Those families will be given a wish list from the child and will purchase a gift from their list. Families will bring the labeled, unwrapped gift to the breakfast and our busy workshop elves will wrap and design a special gift tag for the gift. Gifts will be personally delivered immediately after the event by elves from groups four and five.
Black History Celebration, February 11, 2017: This year’s Black History Celebration will focus on the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party. The chapter will attend the Oakland Museum’s exhibit “All Power to the People: Black Panther’s at 50.” This contemporary view of the Party and its aims to serve oppressed people and fight injustice will uncover the history of the Black Panther Party – a history that is often misunderstood. In the gallery, we will see rare historical artifacts, never-before-seen photographs, first-person accounts from former Panthers, scholars and community members and a contemporary art show how the Party continues to influence culture and activism locally, nationally and internationally. We will complete the day with discussion of the exhibit and a meal.