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Saturday, September 22 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
After the Fires: The power of community in disaster response, recovery and rebuilding

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In an era of climate disruption and devastating weather events, the 2017 Northern California wildfires were the costliest and most deadly in state history. Northern California is also home to a strong, vibrant grassroots movement and network that immediately jumped into action to protect people and place and begin organizing for the long recovery ahead. A range of grassroots leaders will share success stories and challenges including:
·      A local indigenous perspective on these fires
·      Creating a coalition to galvanize community voice and place equity at the center of recovery
·      Launching a decentralized and community-powered emergency response system
·      Creating a grassroots justice and resilience fund to raise and distribute funds
·      Mobilizing across government, business and community for watershed protection
·      Addressing the mental health challenges that come with crisis
·      Re-landscaping the rebuild with a permaculture lens and community-powered approach


Alegria De La Cruz

Chief Deputy Counsel for Sonoma County
Alegría is responsible for Intergovernmental Tribal matters, cannabis policy development & regulation, Housing and Community Development, and general Infrastructure matters, by serving and advising Sonoma County’s Board of Supervisors, Community Development Commission, and other... Read More →
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Kerry Fuget

Manager of Leadership Institute and Resilient Hubs Program at Daily Acts and member of the Sonoma county Climate Action Advisory Committee
Kerry’s search for awareness of inner purpose and alignment of passion with her outer journey to take action has led to a rich layering of leadership experiences, and a deep desire to help others ignite and actualize their passions to unleash their full potential. From leading international... Read More →
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Chris Grabill

Board of Directors at Sonoma County Conservation Action and Santa Rosa Board of Public Utilities
Born and raised in Santa Rosa, Chris grew up volunteering with the Madrone Audubon Society and the Bird Rescue Center. Worked in field ornithology labs as a teenager. Studied Urban Planning and International Policy at UC Berkeley. Has worked in Latin America and elsewhere on humanitarian... Read More →

Trathen Heckman

Executive Director at Daily Acts and Board member of Transition U.S. and California Water Efficiency Partnership
Trathen Heckman is the founder and Director of Daily Acts Organization. He serves on the Board of Transition U.S. and the California Water Efficiency Partnership and is an Advisory Board member of the Norcal Community Resilience Network. Trathen helps people and groups reclaim the... Read More →

Ana Lugo

co-founder of Soco Rises and Director of Communications for Community Action Partnership
Ana Lugo has called Santa Rosa home for the last 17 years and has devoted her time to making our community better through her participation in various community projects. Ana is passionate about bringing people together and inspiring them to take action to ensure that the most vulnerable... Read More →

Edward Willie

Pomo tribe, permaculturist and fire ecologist

Saturday September 22, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Solar Stage

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