Marin Equity Summit Raw Chart Notes
Group Members - Becky Gershen, Meg Davidson, Sheila Kopf, Florencia Parada, Cher, Michelle Fadelli, Juanita Strender, Raquel Pasion, Steve Schwartz, June Farmer, Anna Piloton, Reba Meiqs, Alexandra Danino
- We can’t wait for others; we have the right people to make the change.
- Privileges on skin color.
- Colorblind – transforming communities, holding accountability, investing in the people.
- Not having the equal amount of tools and resources.
- Having fireside chats
- Storytelling on racism
- Having an advocate to support clients on public assistance
- Changing hiring practices
- Dr. Grant Colfax’s message on equity work in Marin, the intention that it comes from a higher level – appreciation.
- Provide a safe space for our vulnerable population on the fears due to the hard times ahead.
- Having law enforcement part of the conversations to support communities in fear.
- Offer education classes to buyers (?) on the safety in applying for public benefits.
- Do a little more, get up an hour earlier!
- Food procurement – from local producers
- Strong school – farm connection (& curriculum)
- Have a county plan for how to fill in gaps created by next federal administration.
- ‘Strong Start’ – like program/tax
- Soda tax -> maybe $$ raised is used to fill Calfresh funding gaps.
- CF enrollment process & client experience
- Cultural competency trainings
- Great CF experience/ process no matter where you live in Marin
- All people applying for Medi-Cal are also helped w/CF application.
- “Food as Medicine” – engaged medical community in food security for clients. (doc. time spent on food referrals is reimbursed)
- Hospitals have farmer’s markets on-site!
- Rotacare – food there for people.
- Shared calendar
- Calfresh marketing
- Campaign w/positive messaging
- Posters, videos, etc.