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CeaseFire Richmond Presents...Richmond Second Line Procession


Join the movement on Saturday, July 21st as Ceasefire Richmond takes to the streets in a New Orleans-style Second Line Procession led by the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts Jazz Band!

The term “Second Line” originally referred to a joyous parade of community members who would dance, sing, and play along with jazz bands leading funeral processions away from cemeteries after a service.

With original music composed by East Bay Center alum and Jazz Faculty Chair Howard Wiley, East Bay Center and Richmond Ceasefire are calling all community members to join Richmond’s own Second Line Procession to honor the memory of those lives lost to gun violence in our city by singing, dancing, and "raising a joyful noise" in hope and affirmation of a brighter future.

The procession will begin at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in North Richmond, stopping to perform at several historic churches throughout the Iron Triangle, Richmond, California and end at Providence Baptist Church in South Richmond. You can either join the parade from the beginning, or anywhere you like along the route. To see the parade stops, go to and click on the interactive Richmond Living Map Project, where you will also be able to see the various businesses, organizations, and places of interest that uplift the city of Richmond. 

This is a free community event. Hope to see you there!