Please mark your calendars for a training led by the National Compadres Network (NCN) with support from Building Healthy Communities South Kern on the network’s transformative healing informed philosophy and framework.
The framework called La Cultura Cura recognizes the importance of cultural values, traditions, and indigenous practices on the path to healthy development, restoration, and lifelong well-being. This health and wellbeing framework focuses on building on the natural opportunity factors and on what is healthy within an individual, family, community or culture.
The training will be held Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the David Head Center, 10300 San Diego Street in Lamont. For more information or to RSVP please email Angel Munoz at email@example.com by Oct. 28.
On October 19, Equality California and other community groups will hold a community meeting in Bakersfield for uninsured lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender individuals interested in learning about where to get healthcare in Kern County.
Please join the meeting if you are interested in learning about where to find basic medical care, how can transgender people in Kern increase access to transition related services, and find out how you can work to create a safe and inclusive environment for your LGBT student.
The meeting will be held at 902 18th St. in Bakersfield from 6 to 8 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP by e-mailing Justin Florez, firstname.lastname@example.org. Light snacks and beverages will be served.
The County of Kern is in the process of updating its General Plan, and this is our chance to help create a healthy Kern County. The plan determines how a county will grow and how land will be used. It’s an opportunity for residents to share ideas about how we can improve our communities and ensure that rural communities are included in the plan.
The County will be holding a community meeting October 13 at 7 p.m. at the Kern County Board of Supervisor Chambers, 1115 Truxtun Ave in Bakersfield. Please join our Environment Action Team and help ensure that the plan includes investment in parks, affordable housing and addresses infrastructure needs.
To learn more about this effort please call the Center of Race Poverty and Environment at (661) 720-9140 or Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability at (661) 843-7677.
Nearly 25 percent of California schools, almost all in low-income communities, do not provide free and fresh drinking water to students at meal times every day, despite state and federal laws that require it. Water consumption is critical to good health and a vital component for successful learning and physical development. If water access or quality are concerns at your school, #Agua4All may be able to help.
For more information about how to access state funds to install water bottle filling stations in your school, and assistance with water treatment where necessary, please fill out a brief survey: here.
Locally produced anti-violence music video aimed at putting a stop to violence and preventing youth from joining gangs has gone viral.
The video was produced by Danny Morrison, a local radio personality and owner of New Life Residential and Training Center and features local artist.
“I’m sick of seeing young people drop out of school,” says Morrison. “I’m sick of seeing young people kill one another.”
Morrison launched the video at his #howlong Healing Summit held on Sept. 15 at the Fox Theatre.
“So to combat the multiple issues that are infecting our community, I came up with an idea. What if I brought together the hottest artists in our town, recreated a classic anti-violence video from 1989 and launched a campaign for the next generation,” states Morrison.
Our partners over at Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability are looking to hire two full time staff members to be based in their Bakersfield office.
Positions available until filled. Resume and cover letters can be sent to email@example.com.
South Kern Sol’s Randy Villegas, wrote the following response to Kern County District Attorney Lisa Green’s recent comments about closing libraries so that the county can put deputies on the streets.
In the commentary, Villegas highlighted, “If you really want to prioritize public safety, you need to attack the real threat: lack of education and lack of opportunity.”
Randy Villegas is a senior at CSU Bakersfield and a youth storyteller for South Kern Sol. He is currently serving as a Congressional Intern in Washington D.C. through the California based Panetta Institute for Public Policy.