This Week with Change - April 3, 2020

Our weekly digest of client news and events.

Client News: 

“As the COVID-19 crisis continues, it is vital that we do all we can to make sure that girls and gender-expansive youth have the support and the love they need to thrive.” Alliance for Girls Founding Executive Director Emma Mayerson calls for state and local leaders to prioritize girls as they shape solutions to this crisis. San Francisco Chronicle

The AAPI Civic Engagement Fund this week released AAPIs Connect: Harnessing Strategic Communications to Advance Civic Engagement, a landscape scan reviewing the unique characteristics of the AAPI population influencing communications and community outreach; the strategies and practices used by those working to reach AAPI audiences; and the current strategic communications capacity, needs, and priorities of groups working with AAPIs. 

Last month, the Young Women’s Freedom Center and Sister Warriors Freedom Coalition launched Freedom 2030, a ten-year campaign toward the ultimate goal of decarcerating and decriminalizing girls, women and TGNC people in California. The inspiring video capturing the launch at the California State Capitol on International Women’s Day is available HERE

East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation posted a list of resources to help Oakland residents, small businesses and nonprofits navigate the COVID-19 crisis. 

Change We Applaud:

This week, the Young Women’s Freedom Center and more than 40 organizations sent a demand letter to Bay Area mayors and Boards of Supervisors demanding immediate plans and policies to support young people most at risk during the COVID-19 crisis -- those that are justice- and systems-involved.

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