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Hate Has No Place With Wellness

In the past week, another shocking wave of violence has devastated America – and we must refuse to accept this as “the new normal.” In Pittsburgh, 11 Jewish people were murdered in a place of worship. In Kentucky, two African-Americans were shot at a grocery store. And across the nation, pipe bombs were mailed that targeted people for their political beliefs. All these incidents have one thing in common: hate.

October 29, 2018

How We Can Prevent Gun Violence

We can prevent gun violence when we tell different stories about why it happens.

October 25, 2018

Running the Race for Social Justice

I view the work I do as a relay race—I’m running my leg of the race to advance civil rights and social justice while also seeing my work in terms of standing on the shoulders of those who came before us.

October 25, 2018

The Theory and Practice of Disaster Grantmaking

(Oct. 16, 2018) Roughly a year ago, I participated in a funders meeting about the North Bay fires, hosted by our friends at Northern California…

October 16, 2018

Honest Feedback: The Greatest Gift a Funder Can Receive

Through CEP survey, our community gave us valuable recommendations. Overall, we got great marks on the surveys. Our grantees said they feel heard and seen.

May 12, 2018

Keeping a Healthy Smile

One in three older adults in California’s skilled nursing facilities have lost all their teeth ...and the numbers are highest among several of the typically underserved populations here in California.

April 13, 2018

Now Is the Time to Advance and Defend

(April 4, 2018)—Like many of you, this isn’t the start to 2017 I imagined – certainly not in California, where this time last year health…

April 4, 2018

We Are Not Alone!

I was proud to be in D.C. representing Cal Wellness. I was fired up and deeply moved by the young people leading this movement.

March 29, 2018

For Safer Schools, We Need Safer Communities

The high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, last month has galvanized a movement. The protests this week, and the advocacy of the brave young students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, are reminding all of us what it looks like to speak truth to power.

March 14, 2018

Gun Violence Devastates Florida High School

Our response to the Tragedy in Parkland, Florida. We urge everyone to turn this feeling of speechlessness and despair into action, no matter how small, to help prevent future tragedies.

February 15, 2018
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