SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The Community Youth Center of San Francisco (CYC) in partnership with Bayview YMCA, will be hosting the 11th Annual Bayview Black History Month and Lunar New Year Celebration. The virtual event will take place on Friday, February 19th at 3 pm and will be streamed on CYC’s Facebook and YouTube pages. This annual event is a day to celebrate two cultures with rich histories and to continue building bridges through education and awareness.
The event will be hosted by Bayview YMCA Senior Director of Health and Wellness, Gigi Hill-Hopkins, along with New Breath Foundation Founder and President, Eddy Zheng. The afternoon will also feature guest speakers who are members of the Bayview community along with San Francisco elected officials. Entertainment for the program will feature artists
of African American and Chinese descent who will showcase their cultures from song to dance and artists in between.
“So this year, as we celebrate Black History Month and Lunar New Year, we also celebrate the incredible resilience of our communities. The Asian American and Black communities have come together in so many ways to look after one another during these difficult times,” said Mayor London Breed.
Assemblymember Phil Ting said, “Many contributions which were never taught in our history books were never really talked about as we were growing up. So, it’s important that we actually, learn about black history, so we understand how we got to this point.”
“I want to encourage you today and every day that we, as a people come together and celebrate each other in love and unity and respect, and so as you’re going on in your lives, please don’t forget that it is important that we love one another, that we take care of one another and that we respect one another during this time,” said Bayview YMCA Senior Executive Director, Tacing Parker.
Wu Yee Children’s Services Chief Executive Officer, Monica Walters said, “We believe that being together standing for the children, the resilience that we find with a bigger part of a diverse community and partnership with all of you is so important and helps us to build a strong San Francisco for all of our children and our families.”