July 28, 2016

Community Forum Aug. 2:
Greenlining the Hood: Reclaim and Rebuild Our City

Harnessing CA Climate Investments, Hospital Community Benefit Funds to Make Stockton Healthier, Safer, Greener

Contact: Bruce Mirken, Greenlining Institute Media Relations Director, 510-926-4022; 415-846-7758 (cell)

STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA – In a city that continues to cope with high rates of pollution and poverty, Fathers & Families of San Joaquin and The Greenlining Institute have joined forces to engage Stockton advocates and residents in an open dialogue around two potential resources that can bring new investments into the city’s neighborhoods: California climate investments and not-for-profit hospital community benefits. At a community forum Aug. 2, advocates and officials will discuss how funding focused on resident-identified priorities can bring real benefits to communities. Advocates believe these two sources of funds can work together to improve health, safety and the environment for Stockton residents

Spanish translation and lunch will be provided. Child care will be available.

WHAT: Community Forum: Greenlining the Hood: Reclaim and Rebuild Our City

WHO: Participating organizations and speakers include:

  • Fathers & Families of San Joaquin — Samuel Nuńez, Executive Director; Irene Calimlim, Health Justice Program Coordinator
  • The Greenlining Institute — Anthony Galace, Health Equity Director; Alvaro Sanchez, Environmental Equity Director; Emi Wang, Environmental Equity Manager
  • Little Manila Foundation — Dillon Delvo, Executive Director
  • California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation — Noe Paramo, Director Sustainable Rural Communities Project
  • Kaiser Permanente Central Valley — Marie Sanchez, Community Benefits Manager
  • Kaiser Permanente Northern California — Sherry Novick, Community Benefits Program Managing Director
  • California ReLeaf — Chuck Mills, Director of Public Policy & Grants
  • Strategic Growth Council — Stacy Farfan, Sustainable Communities Policy Analyst
  • Department of Community Services & Development — Glen Baird, Low-Income Weatherization Program Project Manager
  • Air Resources Board — Ambreen Afshan, Disadvantaged Communities Liaison for Low-Carbon Transportation

WHERE: Masonic Temple, 340 E Market Street, Stockton, California 95202

WHEN: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


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