Community Appreciation Day: A Celebration of Black History and Culture in San Francisco



HCN Board Vice President Lisa Williams with Executive Director Dr. April Silas


On Thursday, September 23rd Homeless Children’s Network took part in history by attending and speaking at the Community Appreciation day, celebrating Black history and culture in San Francisco. The event was sponsored by Wealth and Disparities in the Black Community and MegaBlack.




HCN staff and community members celebrate Black history and culture


The event took place at City Hall and brought together the Black community in celebration of unity, Black excellence and joy, positive energy and appreciation for the culture. HCN staff members enjoyed the celebration with some great food and company.



Community members enjoying food and celebration


HCN’s Executive Director, Dr. April Y. Silas gave a powerful and uplifting speech highlighting the importance of togetherness and community. Dr. Silas’s speech demonstrates how pivotal it is to have leadership during these unprecedented times. The Community Appreciation event celebrating Black history and culture was a historic step to enrich diverse voices in the community.




HCN staff enjoying a beautiful day at City Hall in San Francisco


Dr. Silas delivers a unifying speech on the steps of City Hall.