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East Bay Stonewall Quarterly Update

April 01, 2020 6:12 PM | Matthew Lardner (Administrator)

Dear East Bay Stonewall Deomcratic Club Members, 

These are incredibly tough times.  As no doubt you are aware, COVID-19 will continue to have a devastating impact on our world.  As we brace for the effects this pandemic will have on our lives, we realize more than ever the importance of community.

Stonewall stands united with over 100 organizations across the country reminding media and health officials of the devastating effect COVID-19 has on LGBTQ+ communities. We recently signed onto the open letter from our friends at the National LGBT Cancer Network.

Since our founding in 1982 it has been the mission of Stonewall Democratic club to give voice to the East Bay LGBTQQI community.  We understand that in crises such as these, historically marginalized communities will suffer most. LGBT populations are particularly vulnerable to the negative effects of this virus. We are monitoring the rapid developments of COVI-19 and committed to keeping you updated with resources and ways to lift our voice at this time. Please be safe and take all the necessary precautions, we are our most important resource. 

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Update on Endorsed Candidates

Although it is a hard time for many, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate the wins of our endorsed candidates in the March 2020 elections! Congratulations to these candidates! We are looking forward to working with each and everyone one of you! 

15th State Assembly District

Buffy Wicks

18th State Assembly District

Rob Bonta

Alameda County Supervisor, District 4

Nate Miley

Alameda County Supervisor, District 5

Keith Carson

Board of Education, District 2

Angela Normand

Board of Education, District 5

Janevette Cole

Democratic County Central Committee, 20th District

Melissa Shuen-Mallory

Democratic County Central Committee, 18th District

Victor Aguilar, Jr

Brendalynn Goodall

Measure C was also passed with a strong majority!

Welcome New Stonewall Board

In addition to some newly elected officials, we wanted to welcome our new Stonewall Board that was unanimously voted into office at our Annual Member Party in February!

President

Kamika Dunlap

Vice President

John Bauters

Secretary

James Chang

PAC Chair

Amy Fitzgerald

Treasurer

George Perezvelez

At-Large Board Members

Victor Aguilar, Jr.

Anne Marks

Ces Rosales

Vince Steele

 

Upcoming Club Events

Be sure to join us at our upcoming events later this Spring! Note: depending on shelter-in-place order, events may be held virtually. 

Virtual Panel Discussion: Lessons from AIDS and COVID-19:                    Building Community in a Pandemic

(Wednesday, April 15 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm)


Join us for a virtual panel discussion with Bay area community leaders, mental health specialists and historians as we discuss the ever growing COVID-19 crisis. What lessons have members of our community learned from the HIV/AIDS crisis that we can apply to our current health emergency?  How do we prioritize self-care in the midst of a pandemic? Let’s channel our feelings of anxiety, fear and anger into productive action as we discuss ways to build community while in isolation. 

Membership Meeting

(May 13 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm)


Join us for our second Membership Meeting of 2020! Location TBA closer to the event. 

What our Board Members are Reading, Watching, and Listening to Right Now

In these times, it’s important we’re all taking time for activities that are giving us joy. We want to share with our community what we’re watching, reading, listening to individually that is keeping us calm/grounded.


Reading

    • The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well by Meik Wiking
    • “Dare to Lead” Brene’ Brown

    Watching

    • Derry Girls on Netflix

    • “Tiger King” on Netflix
    • “Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker” on Netflix

    Listening 

    • “The Read,” a hilarious podcast covering pop culture and hip hop. 
    • 80s hits - Queen
    • Women’s Foundation of California Rebel Joy Playlist Uncut
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    East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club. P.O. Box 7356, Berkeley, CA 94707                    Contact us at: eastbaystonewalldems@gmail.com     

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