The second annual Equity on the Mall included a powerful program at the west steps of the Capitol with remarks by elected representatives and community leaders, music, spoken word and an equity platform on some of the most pressing issues impacting communities in the San Joaquin Valley. Learn more.
Representatives from 71 community partner organizations and 11 supporting foundations heard about the policy priorities of Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula (CA-31), learned how to build their capacity to communicate strategically about their work, and shared their experience and expertise through peer exchange and learning sessions. Partners provided updates on policy work under way for education, the environment, immigration and land use. See a video of Assemblymember Arambula’s presentation.
This convening launched Round 3, with more than 100 San Joaquin Valley Health Fund partners from 69 funded organizations. Participants networked and found partnership opportunities, and developed S.M.A.R.T. Goals for 11 policy areas.
More than 1,000 residents and advocates from the San Joaquin Valley joined state leaders at the California State Capitol to raise their voices for a “golden state for all” during the Equity on the Mall event. Learn more.
Grantee partners met at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center to identify priorities for collective action in the areas of education, equitable land use planning, healthy food, healthy living environments and immigration.
San Joaquin Valley Health Fund grantee partners joined Sierra Health Foundation, the California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus, the California Legislative Black Caucus and the California Latino Legislative Caucus at the State Capitol for a policy briefing on Tackling Inequities in the San Joaquin Valley.
Grantee partners met at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center for a discussion on Achieving Civic Engagement in the San Joaquin Valley.
San Joaquin Valley community leaders from 30 nonprofit organizations in eight counties came together in Fresno for their first learning and networking opportunity. See highlights and photos from the day in the graphic report.