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San Leandro to Host 21st Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration, May 3

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Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter and the San Leandro City Council invite the community to San Leandro’s 21st annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration, which will take place on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Marina Community Center, 15301 Wicks Blvd. The fiesta promises to be a fun celebration of Mexico’s culture and traditions.

The event is free and open to the public. Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862.

The highly popular event will feature mariachi music and theatrical performances that will be performed by the Ballet Folklorico de Carlos Moreno. Children will also have the opportunity to make traditional Mexican arts and crafts. Spanish translation, and an ASL sign language interpreter will be available. Light refreshments will be served.

This event is made possible by the City of San Leandro and donations from several local businesses and individuals, including: The Optimist Club of San Leandro, Ballet de Carlos Moreno, Mariachi Mexicanisimo, Los Pericos, and Guadalajara Bakery.

For more information, contact Lydia Rodriguez, Recreation Supervisor at 510-577-3477 or lrodriguez@sanleandro.org.

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Low-Income Youth in Marin City Roll for Free at Skate Giveaway

Melinda Speer, a professional ice skater who also enjoys roller skating, helped several of the children learn to skate.

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Melinda Speer showing a boy how to balance on his skates. Group photo of “Just Give Love Skate” event. Photo by Godfrey Lee

Sharika Gregory, president of Just Armour, hosted the “Just Give Love Skate” event at The Golden Gate Skate Park on the corner of Drake and Donahue in Marin City on Saturday, March 27. About 30 people came to the event, and mostly enjoyed the weather eating ice cream, tried on new skates, and skated in the park.

Twenty-four pairs of brand new, highend, Moxi-Jackson-Chaya roller skates were given to youth who could not afford to buy skates on their own.

Oshalla Diane Marcus and the MC Art and Culture Art Galleryhelped to customize several pairs of skates.  

Many of the people were new at roller skating and were assisted by the other skaters, including an older man who was learning how to skate again and other children. Melinda Speer, a professional ice skater who also enjoys roller skating, helped several of the children learn to skate.

Concerning the skating event, Gregory said, “We skate to demonstrate that love is innate and that we should not hate, which the world has taught us to perpetrate. We hold each other up so we won’t fall, and guide each other, as we courageously explore new terrain, before us all.”

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San Francisco FAITHS to Offer Classes on Disaster Preparedness for Community Groups

“Life during the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us that faith and community-based organizations are not immune to experiencing disasters,” says Carmen Bogan, the program’s coordinator. “We all talk about being prepared, but how many faith-based and CBO leaders set aside the time to do it? Now is the right time to prepare for what’s next. Just two hours of preparation could make the difference. That’s what this series is all about.” 

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The San Francisco Foundation FAITHS Program announces THRIVE! The Master Class Series, 2021.  This series of training draws on the knowledge of experts in their fields with decades of experience. Sessions will prepare nonprofit and faith-based leaders to navigate five key areas critical to more than surviving the season of COVID-19, by preparing for whatever comes next.  It’s time to THRIVE!


“Life during the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us that faith and community-based organizations are not immune to experiencing disasters,” says Carmen Bogan, the program’s coordinator. “We all talk about being prepared, but how many faith-based and CBO leaders set aside the time to do it? Now is the right time to prepare for what’s next. Just two hours of preparation could make the difference. That’s what this series is all about.” 

 

The first of the five interactive zoom sessions is scheduled for April 9, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. Master Class instructors, Heather Lee, program manager for San Francisco Community Agencies Responding to Disaster (CARD) and Michelle Beasley, Federal Disaster Recovery officer for FEMA Region IX, will teach leaders how to create a preparedness plan designed to save property, finances, the organization’s future and even lives in the community. 

 

 Future topics include – “Rolling Out Your Reopening; Pivot into Tomorrow:” “Tech Savvy;” “Building a Strong Health Ministry or Department;” and “Where to Find COVID-19 Recovery Resources.”

 

Session 1
Date: 4/09/2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

Topic: 
Prepared for Next? From the Experts: 
Steps to Developing an Organization Disaster Preparedness Recovery and Plan & FEMA Resources

Participants will learn about:  

Planning – Creating preparedness and recovery plans 
Operations – What things need to keep happening 
Equipment – What you need
Training – What you need to learn 
Exercise – How you practice

Accessing FEMA resources 

You must register in advance for this meeting:

https://sff.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrf–qrzIiEtBXgJ4EL6T1c3T2Fmc9sY_K

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 For more information contact:

Michelle Myles Chambers at mmc@ssf.org T – (415) 733-8539

Sayron Stokes at sstokes@ssf.org  T – (415) 635-3319

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Equity Summit Zoom Discussion: “Learning from Our Elders”

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The Equity Summit Series, hosted by the Friends of Adeline in Berkeley, will hold a  Zoom panel discussion, “Learning from Our Elders: Listening and Honoring the Past to Guide the Future,” Sunday, March 28, 7:00 p.m.

 

One of the speakers on this week’s panel will be Wil Ussery, a long-time civil rights leader in the Bay Area. 

 

The Equity Summit Series has focused on building power to create change in our communities, especially emphasizing gentrification, equity and economic justice. 

 

 

To participate by Zoom on a computer, go to: https: //us02web.zoom.u.s./j/87087838028
To participate by conventional telephone, dial: +1 669 900 6833; or: 1-253 215-8782 US80288
Meeting ID: 870 8783 8028

 

For more information call (510)  655-2503.

 

 

 

 

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