Connecting Communities: Entrepreneurship in Rural America
Tuesday, September 10
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Pacific
The Community Development Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco presents an audioconference about entrepreneurship in rural America. As economic hardship lingers, communities across rural America are looking for solutions to spur revitalization and create opportunities for renewal. In response, a number of towns and small metros in rural areas are taking ownership of their futures by capitalizing on the assets they already have and establishing entrepreneurship-based economic development models.
Dell Gines, Senior Community Dev Advisor, FRB of Kansas
Don Macke, Co-Director, Center for Rural Entrepreneurship
Registration is required for this audioconference. To register, click here
VOICE, VOTE, LEARN and LUNCH on the preferred scenario in the Fresno county Sustainable Communities Strategy
Tuesday, September 10, UCSF Room 136
Noon to 1 pm
The American Lung Association in CA looks forward to public health professionals joining for a lunch event to VOICE, VOTE, LEARN and LUNCH on the preferred scenario in the Fresno county Sustainable Communities Strategy. Click here for more details.
Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI) announce speaker series
October 2: Affordable Housing in Crisis
November 6: Transportation for Everyone
December 4: Food Access
Join the Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute cohort for a public forum with regional leaders who work to engage community members in local and regional decision-making. Discuss why community participation is meaningful, how it is being done and what each of us can do to make public decisions better represent the needs of our communities. Panelists to include: Charles Mason, President & CEO, Ubuntu Green, Mike Somers, State Director, Pesticide Watch and Gabby Trejo, Organizer, Sacramento Area Congregations Together.
All forums will be held from 6-8 p.m. at Mercy Housing 7th & H (720 7th Street, Sacramento, 95814). For more information, click here.
National Association for Ethnic Studies 2014 Conference announced "Research as Ceremony: Decolonizing Ethnic Studies"
April 10-13, 2014 in Oakland, CA
The 2014 National Association for Ethnic Studies conference seeks to restore and renew our critical purpose and commitment to self-determination, social justice and intersectional praxis. The NAES 2014 is envisioned as ceremony, an interdisciplinary space of struggle and solidarity where academia, politics, community, arts, spirituality and culture converge. Including convening a national Ethnic Studies Congress followed by Talking Circles and Teach-Ins for the presentation and exchange of ideas, research, and knowledge among community based organizers, scholars, tribal leaders, youth leaders, policy makers, and others.