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Special Valentine's Day!
Feb 13, 2018
 
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Feb 13, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 
 

Although grief and loss are an inevitable part of life, we are often ill-equipped to handle them, especially when they affect the workplace. When a loss occurs, questions like these inevitably arise:

  • How do you support a friend or co-worker who's experienced the death of a loved one? What do you say ... and not say?
  • In the workplace, what can you do to help a grieving manager?  How can you ease a transition back to work after the loss of a family member?

Margo Fowkes of OnTarget Consulting and Tina Reynolds will speak about managing grief with a friend or especially in the workplace.  Learn how to create a compassionate culture that supports all employees through their worst times or even how to support your own family when there is a loss!

And, thanks to Elfrena Foord for this preview of Margo andTina's talk.

 

Margo Fowkes / Tina Reynolds
Mar 06, 2018
 
Mar 07, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
 
Dan Walters
Mar 13, 2018
 
Ashlie Bryant
Mar 20, 2018
 

Why I Wrote TigerFish

TigerFish: A Memoir of a South Vietnamese Colonel's Daughter and her coming of age in America

By Ms HoangChi T Truong

I started writing my memoir in 1992 with the sole purpose of passing down my family history to my daughter (and son who was born a year later), to tell how vastly different my life had been compared to the lives they were living.  I wanted them to know how I survived the Vietnam war and successfully fled the communists at the fall of Vietnam in 1975, my ensuing journey in acculturation and assimilation in America, and how I eventually met their father. 

It is a story that must be told, a story that's been tugging at my heart, my soul, and all the fibers of my body. It's not a "want" to tell this story, but a need and a must-do life's goal of mine.

As time progresses and the political situation has changed with the Syrian refugee crises, this has given me another compelling reason to publish my story now, in order to raise awareness of the refugee experience.

No refugee chooses to be a refugee.  We do not choose to upset our lives, ripping out our hearts and souls, leaving all that we knew and loved for the unknown.  Rather, we do what we must do for our survival and the survival of our children, because it is a basic human need and drive to perpetuate our family's heritage and legacy. 

 Today, I'm sad to see the refugee crisis playing out repeatedly all over the world, and strongly believe that not only is it necessary to share my narratives, but it's unequivocally my obligation to pass it on as part of this country's oral history.

My life came full circle and I served for three years at the California Office of Emergency Services as the GIS Chief, leading and providing real-time online maps for response and recovery of disasters, manmade or natural.  I served the demographics of the misplaced, the needy, and the distressed, who were refugees of disasters, whether they fled their home from fires, earthquake, or flood. 

In sharing my story, my ultimate message is of compassion, love, and understanding through learning what it means to be a refugee.

I invite you to join me in creating a kinder, more compassionate world by learning what it means to be a refugee, reading TigerFish, a Memoir of a South Vietnamese Colonel's Daughter . 

With heartfelt gratitude! 

Hoang Chi Truong

HoangChi Truong
Mar 27, 2018
 

“The River Delta - A Hidden Gem”  What are we doing to promote it, What are we doing to protect it.

Supervisor Don Nottoli
Apr 03, 2018
 
Apr 10, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 
Apr 12, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
 

As the CEO of WEAVE, Beth leads the charge to build a community that does not tolerate sexual assault, domestic violence and sex trafficking and offers victims the support they need to be safe and thrive. Under her direction WEAVE has added seven new housing facilities for victims of domestic violence and sex trafficking, built a team of response advocates to provide mobile advocacy to victims in the community, dramatically expanded legal, prevention education and counseling services, and opened recycled fashion stores to support clients and programs.  In 2016 the Congressional Victim’s Rights Caucus honored Beth with the Ed Stout Memorial Award for Outstanding Victim Advocacy and she received the Soroptimist International of Sacramento Ruby Award. Other honors include the 2014 C. Rick Chamberlin Award from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the 2013 Valley Vision Community Leadership Award. She was named one of the 2012 Women Who Mean Business, received the 2011 Director’s Community Leadership Award from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, was the 2008 Public Relations Professional of the Year, and the 2004 Outstanding Fundraising Executive. An active community volunteer, she is Vice Chair of the Sacramento First 5, Treasurer of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA), a member of the HomeAid, Midtown Association and Sacramento Theater Company Boards of Directors and serves on the KVIE Community Advisory Board. She is a frequent local, regional and national presenter on the topics of fundraising, marketing, non-profit management, and violence prevention and intervention. She has two daughters and lives in Sacramento with her husband Kevin and pug Demetrius.

About WEAVE

Established in 1978, WEAVE provides crisis intervention and prevention services to women, men and children in Sacramento County who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or human trafficking. Key programs include safe housing for women and children, Sexual Assault Response Team, 24 Hour Support and Information Line, Counseling, Legal Services, Silence Doesn’t Work Here and Prevention Education for youth and adults. For more information about WEAVE, go to www.weaveinc.org.

Beth Hassett - WEAVE
Apr 17, 2018
 
Apr 21, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
Scott Moak
Apr 24, 2018
 
Chief Daniel Hahn
May 01, 2018
 
 
Jason Jacobs new Zoo CEO
May 08, 2018
 
Armed Forces Day
May 15, 2018
 
 
Hector Alvarez
May 22, 2018
 
Moderator, Tina Reynolds
Jun 05, 2018
 
McGregor Scott - US Attorney
Jun 12, 2018
 
Demotion
Jun 19, 2018
 
Son's Day
Jun 26, 2018
 
Aug 05, 2018
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM