RYSE Youth Center’s third annual film festival on October 28 showcased the works of youth filmmakers, exploring themes dealing with a range of complex issues, including social justice, gender equity and human rights.
Story by Edgardo Cervano-Soto | Photos by David Meza On a Tuesday morning in December, Richmond saw its first demonstration against police brutality and the killing of black and brown people at the hands of police. The RYSE Youth Center in Richmond spearheaded the event, bringing out over 200 people, who stood in-line down […]
Commentary by Maaika Marshall, RYSE Youth Justice Coordinator In cities and communities like Richmond, young people are often exposed to immense amounts of trauma and violence; and unfortunately, many of them are left to find their own ways to cope with the emotional and psychological aftermath. But at least in Richmond, adults who support young people are trying […]
Editor’s Note: Tyree Brown, 17, recently committed suicide in Richmond, CA. He was a student at Kennedy High. A candle light vigil was held at RYSE Center on Tuesday. Omm Alishlah, a friend of Tyree, was interviewed by Richmond Pulse at the vigil. “At first when I heard about Tyree, I was just in shock. If […]