This Week with Change - January 10, 2019

Our weekly digest of client news and events.

Happy New Year from Change Consulting! We hope you are feeling rested and recharged and we look forward to continuing our work together in 2020.


Client News



Marisa Diaz, Rebecca Taylor, Veronica Guzman, Angelina Perez and Brittany Medina, the design team for Te Amo Mama.

Pendarvis Harshaw profiled the team of Gameheads students behind Te Amo Mama, a video game where the gamer plays the role of a mother hen, guiding her baby chick through every obstacle-laden stage of life, for KQED’s newest podcast RightNowish

The Gold Rush in California is considered by historians to be one of the most significant events of the 1800s, laying the foundation for one of the world’s most powerful economies. The role of slaves in the Gold Rush does not make it into most U.S. history books, but it is a central narrative of Gold Chains: The Hidden History of Slavery in California, the latest public education campaign from th ACLU of Northern California. Learn more about the project in this profile for Next City

Young people across California, along with their families and communities, are leading a growing and powerful movement to increase safety on school campuses in one critical way: removing police presence on school campuses. Positive Youth Justice Initiative grantee partner Sacramento ACT and partner Brown Issues recently spoke with the Chronicle of Social Change about this critical work to ensure the safety of young people of color across the state. 



Nearly 20 years ago, Representative Barbara Lee stood alone as the sole vote in Congress against the war in Afghanistan. She the People partnered with Presente.org to declare that, as Donald Trump’s reckless military actions bring us to the brink of war with Iran, Representative Lee still speaks for us in calling for the U.S. to reverse course: https://buff.ly/39Q6kDz


Coming Up: 



On Tuesday, January 14, Change Consulting Founder and Principal Bilen Mesfin Packwood will take part in the first of a series of fireside chats hosted by Northern California Grantmakers exploring hard truths about the challenges we face when we try to liberate philanthropy. Learn more at: https://ncg.org/events/fireside-chat-part-1-liberate-yourself-how-bring-your-full-identity-your-work


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