“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
- Margaret Mead
For many around the globe, May 31 will likely hold trivial significance as the passing of another month; the fading of days chronicled on a calendar, stockpiled beside repetition, redundancies and rudimentary action. But for the community of San Bernardino, May 31 holds the ability to be a day of inspiration, opportunity and a deviation from the typical and the norm.
“I’ve actually never been to an event in San Bernardino quite like what I’m envisioning for this event,” said 22-year-old Michael Segura - San Bernardino Generation Now member, newly appointed San Bernardino Arts Commisioner and Director of Media for May 31’s CommUnity Fest.
The Cal State San Bernardino graphic design and fine arts major is just one portion of the well-oiled and politically conscious machine known as San Bernardino Generation Now. Formally founded in 2013, SBGN members have taken it upon themselves to be socially and politically active by closely engaging with the community, it’s political representatives and the land itself - organizing community clean ups among other commendable deeds.
The team is now extending their fight for communal betterment by coordinating CommUnity Fest - which is gearing up to be a one-stop-shop for local musical talent, yoga sessions, the live production of public murals and even a civic lounge to better aid in getting to know this year’s candidates in the state primary election; the crew has kind of thought of it all, but I’m not surprised.