R.U.N. (Rise Up Now!) Forum :
Designed to provide Sonoma County’s underrepresented communities with the tools necessary to run for local boards, commissions and committees. Presented by Women’s Global Leadership Initiative, and several partner organization.
Participants will have a chance to voice their concerns, raise questions, and learn how to apply for available public posts. The event features a panel of veteran community leaders who will share their knowledge and experience.
Notable speakers include:
Mike McGuire :Sonoma County Board of Supervisor who is also currently running for State Senate
Frieda K :Edgette of Novo Consulting
Carrie Peterson : MSW, WGLI Board Director and Northern California Social Worker of the Year
Herman Hernandez :JR., School Board candidate
Jessica Jones :Former SRJC Student Government President
Fabiola Espinosa : Latino Service Providers and Young Professionals Network Steering Committee member
Developed by several local, state and national organizations, county departments RUN was created to help increase ethnic and gender diversity in the current pool of candidates for Sonoma County Government, to educate and empower under-represented communities and to prepare attendees to commit and move forward through the next step of civic engagement.
This event will be especially helpful to young, politically active, informal leaders as it will teach them how to translate their political passions into careers as elected public servants.
Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Ave
Santa Rosa, Ca, US, 95401