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Community Resilience Project: Gaining Ground Film Discussion

Community Resilience Project: Gaining Ground Film Discussion

Join Micheal Watkins and Zach Friend for a discussion about the film "Gaining Ground: Building Community on Dudley Street (2012)" (This film runs 59 minutes). We encourage everyone to watch the movie beforehand using Kanopy, the Library’s free, online, video-streaming service. All you need is your Library card and password. Learn more about Kanopy or use your existing account to watch the film. Bring your insight, questions, and ideas to help us build a more resilient community.

This free event is brought to you by The Friends of Santa Cruz Public Libraries. Please register below using blue "Begin Registration" button. Registering for this event is important!  Registering sends a reminder email one hour before the event containing the Zoom webinar link and the option to listen to the presentation just by calling a phone number.


When: Jul 30, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Community Resilience Project: Gaining Ground

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Zach Friend serves as Second District Supervisor for Santa Cruz County, a position he’s held since 2012. Prior to his election to the Board, Zach worked for the White House Council of Economic Advisers, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and for nearly a decade with the Santa Cruz Police Department asa press information officer and crime analyst. Additionally, Zach has served on Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns as a battleground press secretary.

Michael Watkins is a founding member and currently serves as President of the California Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators, a group of educational leaders committed to addressing critical issues in education as they relate to African American students in CA. In 2006, Michael was the first African-American elected as Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools, a position he held for 12 years.

Additional Information:

In the midst of the economic meltdown, Gaining Ground explores the innovative, grassroots organizing efforts of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) in Boston. DSNI was created 25 years ago when the community had been devastated by bank redlining, arson-for-profit and illegal dumping, and has become one of the preeminent models for community-based change. Over the course of two years, we watch a new generation of leaders working to prevent foreclosures and bring jobs and opportunities for young people to one of the city's most diverse and economically challenged neighborhoods. For information about the film, go to https://www.newday.com/film/gaining-ground-building-community-dudley-st

Thursday, July 30, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Registration has closed.

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