Cancelled: Policy Committee Meeting for Upstream Investments

August 21, 2020 from 8:00 10:00 AM

Virtual Meeting

Santa Rosa, CA 95403


Via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 821 1379 9811
Password: 918737

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  • 8:00 Welcome, Agenda, Minutes - ACTION ITEM - Elece Hempel
    Additions, Announcements and Check-in
  • 8:15 Building Synergy Around Racial Equity, Inclusion and Diversity - Oscar Chavez
    • Why now, why Upstream?
    • Alignment with the Board’s Pillar of Racial Equity and Social Justice
  • 8:35 Creating Change Using an Equity and Inclusion Perspective – Elece Hempel
    Presentations from Policy Committee Members
    • An Equity Framework in Early Childhood Education and School Readiness - Angie Dillon-Shore, First 5 Sonoma County
    • The Power of Positive Policies in our School Systems - Diann Kitamura, Santa Rosa City Schools
    • Disparities within our Child Welfare System - Susan Fette, TLC Child and Family Services
  • 9:10 What Now? - Kellie Noe
    • Group Share: Which policies within our own organizations create inequities?
    • Group Discussion: What are the barriers and challenges to creating changes to these policies?
  • 9:40 What’s Next? - Elece Hempel
    • Recommendations: Identify ways for Upstream to implement an equity framework into our workplan.
    • Commitments to Action: What is our pledge to turn thoughts into action?
  • 9:55 Public Comment
  • 10:00 Adjourn

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