Tag Archives: RYSE center

Truth Be Told festival at RYSE Center to showcase social justice films by Richmond youth

The RYSE Center is a hub of creativity for Richmond’s youth. Not only does the center’s staff offer music and multimedia classes, this Saturday they’ll also provide an opportunity for young people to exhibit their...

Richmond youth question mayoral and council candidates in debate

The RYSE Youth Center, Invest in Youth Coalition, and the League of Women Voters hosted a two-hour debate Thursday at Richmond’s City Council chambers, with youth age 24 and younger and audience members presenting Richmond’s...

Chevron’s community initiative sparks debate at council meeting

Richmond City Council member Jim Rogers introduced a proclamation at Tuesday's City Council meeting recognizing Chevron for its $15.5 million community revitalization initiative, and Kanwarpal Dhaliwal gave a presentation on the RYSE Center's Listening Campaign...

A new creative workshop helps Richmond youth express grief

“Phoenix Rysing,” is a bi-weekly intensive writing workshop, specifically created by RAW Talent and the California Shakespeare Theater to address the trauma of losing loved ones to violence.

“Street Literature” music video takes a stand on discrimination

Richmond residents gather at RYSE Center to celebrate the premier of “Street Literature” a hip-hop song and video created by local youth to speak out against the criminalization of minorities.

Richmond reacts to ban on gay conversion therapy

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill last month to ban what’s commonly called “conversion therapy” or “reparative therapy,” processes aimed at changing the sexual orientation of minors.
Noel Perez records his song "What Makes Her" in the RYSE center studio on Tuesday.

RYSE mixtape collects beats from the heart

Dodging guitars, cords and speakers scattered throughout the room, Noel Perez makes a beeline to the small padded booth in the RYSE center. He squares himself with the microphone, phone clenched in hand, awaiting the...

LGBT teens, RYSE Center, mobilize Richmond against hate speech

On Tuesday night at Richmond's City Council meeting, upset residents and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, mostly dressed in purple t-shirts and yellow armbands, signed a unity pledge against hate...