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Center for Civic Engagement Explores Environmental Equity and Access to the Outdoors with Weaving Movements Event Series

Media Advisory

September 21, 2016

WHAT: The San Diego Foundation Parks for Everyone report found 45 percent of San Diego County’s total land area is green space, but many low-income, ethnically diverse communities have limited access to parks and open spaces.

To address these challenges, The San Diego Foundation Center for Civic Engagement, in partnership with the Dolores Huerta Foundation and environmental advocates, will host Weaving Movements: Love For The Land, an event bringing together local and national leaders to discuss the importance of increasing access and opening the outdoors to all communities, and the impact on our regional economy and health.

WHO: Ryan Hudson – Representing Vans, Jones Snowboards, and past Ambassador for The North Face, Ryan is a professional athlete and snowboarder with a focus on providing outdoor education and leadership skills to at-risk youth. Ryan is a graduate and now a mentor of the Outdoor Outreach program.

Camila Chávez – Camila, niece of Cesar E. Chavez, is the Co-founder and Executive Director of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, where she oversees training for low-income community members in the areas of leadership and organizing skills specific to civic participation. The Foundation supports programs that empower children to get outside and engage with the environment through community gardens, bike share programs and healthy living programs.

Myrian Solis Coronel – Myrian serves as Vice Chair of the CA Parks and Recreation Commission where she assists with establishing policy for the CA state park system. She is a strong advocate of the outdoors through her work in the local community and as Multicultural Marketing Manager for Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI).

Ben McCue – Ben is the Executive Director of Outdoor Outreach, a San Diego-based youth development nonprofit that uses outdoor recreation, education and leadership training to inspire young adults to realize possibility and opportunity in their lives.

Steve Barker – Steve is Co-founder of the Escondido Creek Conservancy and is very involved in creating a greater vision for the Escondido Creek watershed to link preserved lands within the watershed to adjacent watersheds.

WHERE: Daley Ranch House
3024 La Honda Drive
Escondido, CA
WHEN: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Shuttle access begins at 5:30pm. Refreshments served. Free and open to the public. RSVP at www.sdfoundation.org/events.
WHY: The Malin Burnham Center for Civic Engagement at The San Diego Foundation brings community together to learn and discuss social challenges and opportunities by facilitating dialogue and collaborative action to create a vibrant San Diego region.

Weaving Movements is a free public event series that champions civic engagement and improves the quality of life by bringing our San Diego community together to build regional awareness about economic opportunity, environmental access, recidivism reduction and the power of voting. Inspired in part by the work of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, film, art, music and conversation illustrates Huerta’s legacy and teaches us about how movements are made and how they shape our nation, region and lives.

About The San Diego Foundation

The San Diego Foundation maximizes the impact of charitable giving to enact positive social change in our region. We mobilize resources to advance quality of life, increase social impact and champion civic engagement though effective, responsible and innovative philanthropy. We are your community foundation committed to arts & culture, civil society, education, environment, health and human services, and youth development to build equity and opportunity for all San Diegans. For more than 40 years, The Foundation and our donors have granted more than $984 million to grow a vibrant San Diego region. Visit our website and join us by opening a fund or contributing to an existing one, like the Fund for the Future Endowment which supports San Diego now and forever.

Contacts

Vince Heald, Beck Ellman Heald, 858-453-9600, vheald@behmedia.com
Justin Nunez, The San Diego Foundation, 619-235-2300, justin@sdfoundation.org

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