I’ve yet to write about the Sacramento Black Journalists Association because it is still shaping up. There are many hurdles for the organization to go through. For starters, the organization needs to work its way to become a 501(c)3 nonprofit, formulate and sustain an active leadership group; and create a robust calendar of events that both serve the Sacramento region and Sacramento area journalists of color. Oh, and the Web site is down so that needs to be fixed.

It’s a tall order getting things going, and the process has been in the works since 2007, with more than a bit of a hiatus occurring between 2008 and 2009. But there is renewed hope for the association, which touts 50-60 members, including myself. This Thursday, SacBJA will be having a mixer at Table 260 in Sacramento. It’ll be an opportunity for the organization to reach out to old members and new members alike, broach the platform of the organization and jumpstart folks before they head off to the National Association of Black Journalists Convention and Career Fair in Tampa, Fla., Aug. 5-9.

If you’re reading and interested, you’re welcome to join us on Thursday as we speak on the state journalism, mingle and prep for the future.. The event is listed on Facebook, and here are the particulars:

Know and Go
Date: Thursday, July 30, 2009
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Table 260
Address: 826 J Street, Sacramento, Calif.