Save the Date -- September 16, 2018
McClatchy Park @ 3500 5th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95817
916 Day and Compassionate Sacramento Launch Event
In partnership with the City of Sacramento Mayor's office and City Council,
Sacramentans are all in on creating a more caring, safe, healthy and equitable community.
Community member teams from around the city are designing the city's Compassion in Action event with a program of cultural performances, artists, youth leaders, social justice leaders and community organizations. This launch of Compassionate Sacramento also launches 916 Day, a city-wide pride and healing event taking place annually in September dedicated to community, cultural understanding, civic engagement and celebration.
We will update this page in the next few days with more details on how we all can participate in making it happen. If you can't wait, then please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow this project on Facebook for the latest updates.
Please consider making a donation help fund the launch. You can click on the top Donate Now button on the top right of this page.
This launch event will be followed by a week of community volunteer projects throughout the city in which we all can participate. To learn more and sign up for United Way's annual Days of Caring taking place September 18-22, click here.
On July 25, 2017 the Sacramento City Council passed a resolution drafted and presented by Compassionate Capital Region for Sacramento to be recognized internationally as Compassionate Sacramento — an aspirational title to help align policy with community needs. Through this resolution, Sacramento joined the Charter for Compassion as a participant in the International Compassionate Cities Initiative which supports governments and citizens in planning and realizing initiatives that foster compassionate action in areas such as community building, city-wide innovation, social entrepreneurship, sustainability, community & civic engagement and governance.
Proposing the Resolution
June 6, 2017 -- Laura Hansen and Joan Marie spoke to the Sacramento City Council inviting Sacramento to become a Compassionate City.
Passing the resolution -- video part 1
July 25, 2017 -- First of two parts of the Compassionate Capital Region passage of the Compassionate Sacramento resolution. 15 representatives of the Compassion Alliance attended.
Passing the resolution -- video part 2
July 25, 2017 -- Representatives from Sacramento Area Congregations Together, SALAM, Brahma Kumaris, Mercey Springs Foundation, Peacemakers Love Foundation presented on behalf of the over 60 regional community organizations within the Compassion Alliance.
call for community healing as compassionate sacramento
May 1, 2018 -- Joan Marie, cofounder of Compassionate Capital Region presents with the proposal that CCR in service to the vision of a Compassionate Sacramento be involved in the design and implementation of the counselor training Mayor Steinberg mentioned in his CPR Insight radio interview in reference to the community suffering in the aftermath of the Stephon Clark shooting death.