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How Our Community Came Together in 2020
January 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST
In 2020, our community came together in powerful ways, proving we’re stronger when we work together. As we begin 2021, we don’t yet know all that will be asked of us, but we do know that the 2020 lessons of generosity, care, and collaboration will continue to guide us.
Join us in the online event, “How Our Community Came Together in 2020” to learn more about how your giving helped fuel the remarkable partnerships and grassroots organizing that drove solutions to our county’s most pressing problems from creating local COVID-19 testing and education to bridging the digital divide, recovering from fires, and protecting farmworkers.
Whether you’ve given to the COVID-19 Response Fund, the Fire Response Fund, Equal Access Santa Cruz County, or directly to our partner organizations — you’ve supported innovative partnerships that truly changed people’s lives in 2020. As the complexity of challenges continue to grow in 2021, so will our relationships and the ways we work together.
In this online event, join CEO Susan True as she shares stories of these unique collaborations and connects you with some of the local leaders that made 2020 better:
COVID-19 Testing and Education:
- Isabel Bjork, UCSC Genomics Institute
- Dr. Amy McEntee, Salud Para La Gente and Save Lives Pajaro Valley
- Jacob Martinez and Valentina Velazquez, DigitalNEST and Save Lives Pajaro Valley
- Dr. Marm Kilpatrick, UCSC Dept of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Kilpatrick Lab, and the Economic Recovery Council
Bridging the Digital Divide:
- Peggy Dolgenos, Cruzio and Equal Access Santa Cruz County
- Dr. Michelle Rodriguez, Pajaro Valley Unified School District and Equal Access Santa Cruz County
- Chairman Val Lopez and Sara Reid, Amah Mutsun Land Trust
- Lisa Lurie and Angie Gruys, Resource Conservation District
- Hallie Greene, Boulder Creek Rec & Park District
- Dr. Ann Lopez, Center for Farmworker Families
- Ana Ventura Phares, Catholic Charities Diocese of Monterey
Register here: https://www.cfscc.org/events/2020together