March 15, 2019
News - Updates - Resources
Women's History Month
Celebrate Women's History Month
Happy Women’s History Month!  On March 5, Long Beach City Council unanimously approved a recommendation  to participate in the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial. The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote. This historic centennial offers an unparalleled opportunity to commemorate a milestone of democracy and to explore its relevance to the issues of equal rights and gender equity today. Learn more about the Centennial  here .
Upcoming Events and Trainings
Centro CHA Citizenship Fair
Get assistance in filling out the Citizen Application, N-400. There will also be an Immigration attorney available to answer questions. Please visit this link provided for a list of documents required to bring.

When: March 30, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: 401 Golden Ave. Long Beach, CA 90802
To RSVP call (562)612-4180

AOC7's 7th Annual Book Drive and Literacy Fair
Long Beach is one of more than 124 cities that is addressing the issue of literacy among our nation's youth. At the "The Art of Reading Literacy Fair" each child will receive at least two free books. We will have music, multicultural dances, literacy booths and storytelling. Donate a book through Friday, April 19, 2019!

When : Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time : 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where : MacArthur Park

Port of Long Beach Community Grants Program
The Community Grants Program is an unprecedented effort to lessen the Port of Long Beach’s impacts on the community. Over the next 12 to 15 years, the Port plans to invest $46.4 million toward community-based projects that reduce our impacts on air quality, traffic, noise, and water quality.

LA County Center for Health Equity Communities in Focus: Disabilities
Residents, community organizations and other stakeholders are invited to recommend strategies to increase inclusion, visibility, and access to culturally appropriate programs for people with disabilities.

When : Thursday, March 21, 2019
Time : 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where : Loyola Law School Coelho Center for Disability Law, Policy and Innovation

News, Reports & Resources
Acknowledging Native Lands
The US Department of Arts an Cultures created a guide for individuals and organizations to Honor Native Land. This tool offers a three step guide on how to acknowledge Native land at public events and gatherings.

Racial Healing at Home
W.K. Kellogg Foundation created the Racial Healing at Home Conversation Guide to help frame a respectful dialogue, where people and their experiences are recognized and affirmed. This guide was developed in collaboration with racial healing practitioners from across the country.

A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recently released A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty, a new report that proposes strategies to reduce child poverty in the U.S. by half over the next 10 years.

  Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State (2018 Preliminary Data)
Attempting to get to work on foot, walk the dog or enjoy a simple after-dinner stroll is becoming an increasingly risky activity, according to new estimates by the Governors Highway Safety Association.

$23 Billion
A new report from EdBuild found predominantly white school districts receive $23 billion more compared with districts that serve mostly students of color. The report cites, "For every student enrolled, the average nonwhite school district receives $2,226 less than a white district." 

"The Rich Get Richer; The Poor Get Poorer"
An NPR investigation has found that wealthy and white Americans often receive more federal dollars after a disaster than low income communities of color. Federal aid isn't necessarily allocated to those who need it most.

Read the stories here and here.
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