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29 Jul 2019

Putting Schools and Communities First

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July 29, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am
East Bay Community Foundation
Schools and Communities First is a historic effort to reform Proposition 13 and restore over $11 billion a year for services that all Californians rely on like schools and community colleges, social services, libraries, and health clinics. Conceived...
17 Jul 2019

Bay Area Census Funders Collaborative

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July 17, 2019 -
9:30am to 11:00am
Northern California Grantmakers
Please join NCG for our next regional working group meeting related to the 2020 Census. Many sectors from philanthropy to government are mobilizing to ensure a fair and accurate Census count. At this meeting, we will provide an update about the U.S...
18 Apr 2019

For the People: Protecting and Restoring Faith in Our Democracy

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April 18, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
On March 8, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1 , which is perhaps the most comprehensive political reform proposal in a generation by our elected representatives. The “For the People Act” seeks to restore faith in our republican...
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28 Feb 2019

New Strategies for Civic Engagement in the Central Valley

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February 28, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Webinar
The changing demographics and political attitudes of the Central Valley - a traditionally conservative region of California - demand new strategies for community and civic engagement. To understand the shift in the region and how it is becoming more...
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06 Feb 2019

Unchain Democracy: Restoring Power to the Majority

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February 6, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
In her award-winning book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America , renowned author and historian Nancy Maclean uncovers the 60-year campaign to make libertarianism mainstream and fundamentally upend...
27 Sep 2018

State of Democracy: Countering Threats and Advancing Voting Rights in the U.S. and California

September 27, 2018 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Access to the ballot and voting rights continue to be threatened in increasing and unprecedented ways. Nearly half the states have enacted new voting restrictions since 2010. These include purging voter rolls, cutting back on early voting, and...
30 Aug 2018

What do we want? Health! When do we want it? Now! | Upstream Strategies for Change

August 30, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
The call to end family separation at the border and reunify parents with their children shows the power that engaged people and communities have to influence policy, educate the public, direct resources, and make change. With all of the complex...
04 Oct 2017

Building Community Power: Democracy at the Local Level

October 4, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Webinar
At a time when many are looking for bright spots when it comes to democracy, this session will introduce funders to new efforts in California to reimagine democracy at the local level. These new tools for community power and democracy are broadening...
07 Dec 2016

Do We Have What We Need to Protect Our Communities? Let’s Hear from Top Lawyers

December 7, 2016 -
9:30am to 11:30am
Northern California Grantmakers
The impact of the national elections will have far-reaching effects at the state and local levels, putting both communities and institutions on high alert. Here in California, and particularly in the Bay Area, what do we need to anticipate about the...

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