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Celebrating Black History Month

This year, there are several events we would like to uplift from Bayview YMCA. See how you can join us in celebrating and supporting our Black communities:

  • Senior Lunch and Learn
    Friday, February 10, 2023
    11:30am-1:30pm at Bayview YMCA

  • Black History Community Youth Talent Showcase
    Friday, February 10, 2023
    5:00-8:00pm at Bayview YMCA

  • Family Skate Party 
    Saturday, February 11, 2023
    5:00-10:00pm at San Ramon Skate

  • Black Love Kickback (Relationships)
    Wednesday, February 15, 2023
    5:00-8:00pm at Loft Location in the Upper Fillmore

  • BHM Walk
    Friday, February 17, 2023
    10:00am at Lake Merced at the Juan Bautista Statue

  • BHM Parade and Party
    Saturday, February 18, 2023
    11:00am-4:00pm at 3rd St. and Oakdale/3rd St. and Evans (Southeast Community Center)

  • BHM Family Bowling Party
    Saturday, February 18, 2023
    12:00-5:00pm at Seabowl Pacifica

  • BHM Film and Discussion
    Wednesday, February 22, 2023
    5:30-8pm at Bayview YMCA

  • BHM All Black Ball (Black Tie Event)
    Friday, February 24, 2023
    5:00-8:00pm at Southeast Community Center Atrium on Evans and 3rd St.

If you can't join these events, we invite all staff and members to be in solidarity with our Black communities by participating in We Wear Black Day.

Stronger Together: In Solidarity Celebrating Renaissance, Resistance and Rejoicing!

Join the African American Resource Network for We Wear Black Day on February 24th. We are all better when we commemorate the renaissance, resistance, and rejoicing that makes the African American experience unique. During Black History Month and for the remaining 306 days of the year, let’s take time to appreciate:

  • The RENAISSANCE of advancements in and for the black community. A renaissance that is made stronger with the support of allies. A renaissance that includes a renewed appreciation for the contributions of black people in all aspects of society.
  • The RESISTANCE of impediments and systems that affect African American people and communities at disproportionate rates. Barriers that are perpetuated through health disparities, quality of life inequities and decreased mortality rates.
  • The REJOICING that occurs when our shared humanity allows us ALL to see ourselves in one another. A triumph of spirit that is evidenced when the richness of black culture is experienced!

United we stand, divided we fall…..many hands make light work…… a stick in a bundle is unbreakable….there is strength in unity…… all these imply one thing...


Join us for We Wear Black!

Please contact Gigi Hill-Hopkins at for more info for all Bayview YMCA events.