Author and activist Betty Reid Soskin speaking at the dais with copies of her book and audience in the foreground.     Richmond Main Street Executive Director Amanda Elliott (left) with activist and author Betty Reid Soskin (right)

We’re starting this week motivated by an inspiring book reading event hosted by the Richmond Food Hall yesterday. It was a packed house to hear Betty Reid Soskin—civil rights activist, union organizer, musician, entrepreneur, and Downtown Champion—read from her memoir, Sign My Name to Freedom. Attendees of all ages lined up to purchase copies and by the end of the afternoon they had all been sold.


Postcard for Healthy Village Festival on 6/29/2019
Betty’s inspiring words are propelling us through this week as we countdown to the launch of Celebrate Downtown 2019! Summer starts with our annual Healthy Village Festival on June 29. Make sure you clear your schedule this Saturday and come Downtown for a day filled with healthy and wellness fun. PLUS special appearance Demnlus Johnson, III: Richmond council member and first ever Main Street event Grand Marshal! Check out the list of vendors and get updates here.

Bonus: Make it a health-filled day: also check out these events hosted by our partners:

Flyer for Medicare Health Fair at Richmond Senior Center on 6/29/2019  Flyer for Seeds of Hope Celebration at Kaiser Richmond on 6/29/2019


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