G.R.A.S.S.R.O.O.T.S., in conjunction with Stockton Police Youth Activities (SPYA) is hosting a fundraiser and festival at the McKinley Community Center on Sunday, April 17th. The festival will take place within and around the center from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Admission is free for all, and there will be opportunities to purchase food, activities tickets, and raffle tickets. All funds will go toward this year’s Peace and Dignity Journeys (PDJ), which is in Honor of the Seeds.
PDJ is a spiritual run that takes place every four years, and serves to unite Native communities in prayer. Runners from various indigenous backgrounds will gather one group in Alaska and another in Argentina in May and will spend the following six months running and visiting Native communities across the continents of North and South America. The runners will meet in Panama to unite the prayers of indigenous peoples throughout the Americas. This year, the prayer is being directed toward seeds.
G.R.A.S.S.R.O.O.T.S. is requesting the support of the community to make this event one that encourages positive change within the community. Organizations which work to support the community of Stockton are asked to donate for space as informational booths and to host familyfriendly activities. Volunteer staff are needed to help organize and manage activities throughout the day.
The Seeds of Change Festival will begin with a peace run, from Downtown Stockton to McKinley Park; any interested participants are encouraged to reach out via phone or email for more information. The festival will feature opportunities for attendees to participate in live art, and live music by artists local to the greater Central Valley.
Organizations or individuals interested in participating in this event should contact Mirna Juarez at 209-570-0175 or email [email protected] as soon as possible.