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*Sacred Sites Protection & Rights of Indigenous Tribes ( SSP & RIT ) Vallejo’s only Native American Organization, has joined forces with Vallejo Together, Artiszen Cultural Arts Center, Stop The Violence, 2ND Screen Global Con, Floyd Terrence Family Reunion Committee, Black University Radio Network, Blackmon Entertainment Media, KDIA – KSOL FM Radio Reunion, and EURweb, for VBETT‘s Community Unity, Memories Walk and Mardi Gras Fundraiser, August 8th, at the Vallejo Waterfront.

VBETT/Vallejo Black Empowerment Think Tank, the grass-roots, community organization of business entrepreneurs, stake holders, media executive owners, and Vallejo citizens whose mission is helping to build a better Vallejo, continue to attract support and partners from a diverse Vallejo community.

We stand in solidarity and are happy to support an organization such as VBETT that promotes “community unity, dignity and pride for all Vallejo,” explained Angel Heart, SSP&RIT’s Public Relations Officer, ( Mexica Nation ). “I and Wounded Knee DeOcampo, our President/CEO ( Miwok Nation ) are honored and humbled by your recognition and invitation, to partner, participate, unite and assist in making our mission, a reality.”

VBETT’s broad community appeal cements the fact that most residents of Vallejo face some of the same challenges and obstacles. Obtaining economic empowerment, higher education, justice and political solutions.

“We all need to come together, and help create solutions. Thanks for inviting us. VBETT’s mission is our mission. Sorry for the delay,” states Maria Alvarez, Vallejo Together founder.

“It’s a blessing to have such organizations as VBETT, and the Floyd Terrence Family Reunion committee, support our 13th Annual Stop the Violence, Track and Field event, back this year at Corbus Field in Vallejo. And it’s a pleasure to partner with such a dedicated group,” remarks Stop the Violence, founder, and Vallejo native Kenny Lewis.

The Stop the Violence Track Meet takes place August 2, 2014, in Corbus Field. For info on the STV, nonprofit organization call 707 – 643.9087.

The Vallejo Black Empowerment Think Tank’s, Community Unity, Ceremony and Memories Walk, kick off family reunion weekend in the city of Vallejo. To commemorate and celebrate the memories of love ones who have transitioned.

The New Orleans style Mardi Gras Walk, takes place at the Vallejo Waterfront. Starting at the terminal building, the side-walk parade procession will travel down the water-front city-walk, and up Georgia Street to the Artiszen Art and Cultural Center, VIP Mardi Gras Reception Fundraiser which includes, Gourmet Buffet by Chef Ambeau, special live performance by OGV Band. Gifts, prizes and raffle.

Memories Walk Arrival – 5:30PM – Memories Walk Start Time 6PM VIP Celebrity Guests: RedStar, Traditional Native American Singer, Hip Hop, Spoken-Word Artist/Storyteller/Activist, ( Wicahpiluta Candelaria / Rumsen Ohlone & Apache Nations ) Solano Middle School Band, Second Baptist Church Drill Team and Praise Dancers, among others.

VIP Mardi Gras Reception Fundraiser: Time: 7:30P – 11PM.
Artiszen Cultural Arts Center, 337 Georgia Street

For donation and tickets visit VBETT’s site. www.thinktank707.com or email, [email protected].

Invited Guests: Dave Clark, Anchor. KTVU-TV, Vallejo Mayor Osby Davis, Lee Bailey EURweb, Congressman Mike Thompson, Senator Lois Wolk, LaMarr Blackmon Black University Radio Network, Marvin Robinson KBLX FM Radio and other surprise celebrity guests.

VBETT, a division of 2ND Screen Global Con nonprofit 501c3 organization.
Proceeds benefiting Future PRO Mentoring, Intern and Scholarship Program.
Founder: Diane Blackmon Bailey

VBETT/Vallejo Black Empowerment Think Tank
“Changing Perspective.. Changing Lives”

Floyd Terrace Family Reunion
Aug. 9, 2014
Hanns Park
10a – 6P
Redwood Parkway
Floyd Terrace Family Reunion After – Party 8P – 12MID Elks Lodge

VBETT – www.thinktank707.com


Diane Blackmon-Bailey
[email protected]