Past Events

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Day of Empathy

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

9:00-10:00 A.M.

State Capitol, Southside Steps

The Day of Empathy is a national day of action used to generate empathy on a massive scale for millions of Americans impacted by the criminal justice system. The Day of Empathy will share the perspectives of Californians impacted by the current justice system - from both survivors of violent crime to formerly incarcerated individuals working to transform themselves (people with a criminal record desperately seeking a second chance, and all community members impacted by crime, public safety, and violence).


Saturday, February 24, 2018

7th Annual Poor People's Campaign

Hosted by MLK's PPC Sacramento

Saturday, February 24, 2018

12:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Oak Park Community Center: 3425 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Free Screening of Oscar Nominated Film MARSHALL

Join the California Legislative Black Caucus for a free screening of the movie Marshall. There will be a panel discussion with California Black Judges on the challenges African Americans face in the Judicial system.


Who: California Legislative Black Caucus and AARP

What: Panel Discussion on the Judicial System and the African American Community

          Free Screening of Marshall

Where: Crest Theatre, 1013 K St. Sacramento, CA 95814

When: Wed. Feb. 28, 2018

        Doors Open: 5:00 pm

        Panel: 5:30pm - 6:15pm

        Feature Presentation: 6:30pm

Cost: Free. Each guest will receive complimentary small popcorn and beverage. Space is limited.


Synopsis: About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases. Young Thurgood Marshall faces one of his greatest challenges while working as a lawyer for the NAACP. Marshall travels to conservative Connecticut when wealthy socialite Eleanor Strubing accuses black chauffeur Joseph Spell of sexual assault and attempted murder. He soon teams up with Sam Friedman, a local Jewish lawyer who's never handled a criminal case. Together, the two men build a defense while contending with racist and anti-Semitic views from those who deem Spell to be guilty.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The State of Black California - 10 Years Later

An Informational Hearing hosted by the California Legislative Black Caucus

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

8:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

California State Capitol, Hearing Room 4202

Join the California Legislative Black Caucus as we explore the progress of African Americans in California in our Informational Hearing entitled State of Black California: 10 Years Later. We will explore the topics of Healthcare, Education, Civic Engagement, and Economics with Legislators, scholars, and advocates.


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Black Parent's Day

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

To celebrate Black History Month, Black Parallel School Board is sponsoring on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, National Black Parent's Day.  

In the United States, Black children are at the bottom of the educational system.  And because they are at the bottom of the educational system, too many of our children will end up without marketable skills, unemployed, on government assistance, in jail or dead.  Many will never have decent jobs or decent lives because they did not get a good education.  Parents who are engaged in their children's future are the only ones who can make this change happen.

For more information please contact the Black Parallel School Board at or call at (916) 484-3729 or go to: