Wow! This is overwhelming and humbling to the entire group. Our first event that we organized was the Valentine’s Day Love-In. The point was to be very public and announce to the city of Patterson that we are here and we still believe in peace, love, and unity in a time of great political turmoil and differences.
Our event, which you can read more about by clicking this link, was a huge success in our eyes. We had a mix of teachers, board members, city council, children, and town elders come out to share in our message.
Even more amazing than that is the fact that we were contacted by a resident that sent us this picture of her poem entitled “Patterson Valentine’s Day ‘Love-In’ 2017” that was recently published by the Modesto Poets Corner. This is beyond what we had expected. I love that our event to spread love and unity inspired someone to want to write about the event in a creative and artistic fashion.
So thank you Nancee Kinkaid Maya for sharing this with us…and while nothing is set in stone yet, it is safe to say we are looking to make the Love-In more than just a singular event for Patterson!