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Community Update on City of Long Beach’s Racial Equity & Reconciliation Initiative - Shared screen with speaker view
Dr M W Eagle
20:34
Good evening
Christopher Covington
20:46
Hi folks glad to be here with yall!
TUE NGUYEN
21:00
Hello!
Elle Beck
21:06
hello :)
Anthony Porter
21:09
Hello everyone!
Carole Sergy
21:16
Good evening all.
Paulette Dunn-Sanders
21:28
Hello, Everyone
Tonia Uranga
21:43
Tonia Reyes Uranga here, Good Evening to you all!
Leigh Lester
21:44
Good evening Everyone1
Leigh Lester
21:48
!!!
lawrence maminta
22:29
hello from District 9!
Saturne Sam
23:37
I don't see Khmer Interpretation Icon in there
Susana Sngiem
23:38
There is no selection for Khmer under interpretation
Paula Wood
23:41
Hello from Paula & Re. Leon Wood
Christopher Covington
23:48
Thank you for having interpretation!
Interpreter-Edna Santizo
23:58
We are ready. Thank you!
Audrena Redmond
24:34
Good Evening All, Audrena Redmond, BLMLBC
Saturne Sam
24:47
Can you please resolve the Khmer interpretation.
Dr M W Eagle
25:08
Note: I am on w/o video
Adam M Lara
25:25
Hi Saturne…I see the Khmer interpretation option in the settings…what do you see?
Gerald Higginbotham
25:38
Hi Paula & Dr. Leon
Martha Cota
25:43
Se escuchan los 2.y si quite el mute original audio
Everett Glenn
26:36
https://longbeach.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=84&clip_id=11865#.X8m7EJAo4dM.gmail
Susana Sngiem
27:40
Hi All, UCC has used Khmer interpretation and there is no Khmer icon
So we have used French as the icon
Joni Ricks-Oddie
27:44
I see Khmer
Susana Sngiem
28:06
with Zoom
Martha Cota
28:39
Si, se mira la opcion Khmer
Joni Ricks-Oddie
29:22
it shows up on mobile phones
John Travers
29:36
I can see the Khmer option / icon
Christopher Covington
30:00
On the back end your can check your setting by looking in on a webpage or in audio setting under accessibility
Heather Jue Northover
30:00
Is it possible for her to share her screen?
Heather Jue Northover
30:04
So you can troubleshoot?
lawrence maminta
30:14
Khmer is listed as "KM" and the last option
lawrence maminta
30:36
...after Spanish ("ES")
Leigh Lester
30:52
I can see Khmer as well
Lucy Johnson
31:35
I've been on some Zoom meetings where those using iPads and iPhones have different icons than those using Android. You might check to see that everyone has compatible devices.
senay kenfe
31:57
Lol ok snack break it is
Christopher Covington
31:59
Interpretation is important
Tanya Payne
32:23
Snacks are good Senay, keep the energy up!
John Travers
32:38
No worries! Take the time You need to include everyone.
Susana Sngiem
32:51
Yes I see the french channel
Christopher Covington
32:51
Send the snack gift card links :)
TUE NGUYEN
32:53
yes
Susana Sngiem
32:55
Thank you
John Travers
33:01
I now see the French option / icon
Norberto Lopez
33:06
Where the snacks at fam?
Christopher Covington
33:08
Than you
lawrence maminta
33:10
thank you!
Norberto Lopez
33:13
thank you
Sheila Bates
33:44
There is an issue with logging in. I was pre-registered. I used the link in the email. Then it told me I had to pre-register. I registered again.
Tanya Payne
33:53
Hi Deaka, if you send me your request I will forward.
Tanya Payne
34:32
I am Tanya Payne and assist on the Racial Equity Leadership Team!
Audrena Redmond
35:46
Will this recording be available later?
Deaka McClain
37:15
Hi Tanya when i registed i asked closed-captioning so does this mean my request was not seen
Celia Mc gill
37:30
why I can not enter
Katie Balderas
38:29
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=wxE_MWhCak-NO8fmUBg-eH98G6mp5zZBo3Plh_AhvMxUQUZXQTZKTUJBUkE3MzMwSlc4TTJJOVA3NC4u
Adam M Lara
39:02
Hi Deaka we are trying to figure out how to add closed captions on zoom. Apologies for not having closed caption at the moment.
Tonia Uranga
39:18
Hello Rev. Wood
Tonia Uranga
39:45
Hello Rev. Wood
Celia Mc gill
40:14
I don’t know I can not enter
Adam M Lara
40:53
Hi Celia, try logging out and logging back in
Norberto Lopez
41:05
really good questions in the q & a I hope they don’t get ignored
Paula Wood
41:49
Hi Tonia Rev. Wood I hope speak with you soon.
Adam M Lara
44:58
Just want to share a question about defunding police is rising to the top and Why is it that reallocation of funding has not taken place in any significant manner?
Cesar Armendariz
45:02
how do we get representatives like Suzie Price to understand this?
Deaka McClain
45:27
thank you Adam for responding I suggest how we can have a conversation on how we can see that this accommodation is being met in the future for people with disabilities
Jerlene Tatum
45:53
that 500+ was duplicated numbers
Melissa Morgan
45:54
Black Lives Matter Long Beach Chapter also hosted a listening session and had City folks and City manager on zoom listening. I notice that hasn’t been mentioned ever. :(
Jerlene Tatum
46:05
that 500+ was duplicated numbers
Norberto Lopez
46:38
Suzie price and mungo dislike equity and it shows.
Audrena Redmond
47:56
i note that this chat isn't saveable
Marianne Buchanan
47:58
Suzie Price is holding a Zoom right now about homeless being housed in her district. So glad I’m on this Zoom!
Adam M Lara
48:56
Thanks, Deaka. Would like to connect with you to learn how and ensure we can provide this service in the future.
Everett Glenn
49:04
How can we speak equity and reconciliation and not stop the Fire Dept efforts to perpetuate the Good Old Boy network by eliminating folk on bands without even canvasing them to see if they're still interested? How can we be talking equity and reconciliation while the Fire Department appears determined to circumvent Civil Services rules and regulations as we speak, a move that could potentially disenfranchise Black candidates on the various bands. And discuss it in public no lesshttps://longbeach.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=84&clip_id=11865#.X8m7EJAo4dM.gmail
Melissa Morgan
49:10
@Deaka congrats on being named to the LA County group working on disabilities issues! Please keep us informed.
Cesar Armendariz
50:45
would love to see the Health Dept and the office of equity receive significantly more funding from the city.
Tonia Uranga
50:52
Last night Price and Mungo questioned a Black women employee, Dr. Davis, and asked for her qualifications. What the heck. Her boss should have discontinued their line of questioning. Very inappropriate. They need to look at this presentation.
Melissa Morgan
51:32
@Tania that was sickening.
Melissa Morgan
51:58
@Caesar, yes! Wasn’t that one of our main reconciliation requests?
Celia Mc gill
52:43
really beaut but I don’t see action
Tonia Uranga
52:45
The majority of LBC voters live in 3rd and 5th but that doesn't mean they represent the city.
Norberto Lopez
53:31
also less renters there and it shows with suzies and Mungo’s hostility towards low income tenants
Celia Mc gill
53:56
the racism is againt Latinos
Tonia Uranga
54:32
implicit bias training needs to start at the top.
Tonia Uranga
55:19
Throw in some micro aggressions identification while you are at it.
Norberto Lopez
56:07
that would’ve been great last night
senay kenfe
56:14
Who’s the racial equity champion from the Police? Lol
Norberto Lopez
56:29
lol^^^
Christopher Covington
56:36
What oversight will the champions have in their teams? Will they make policy change in their team or offering proposals to be approved by team/deparment leads and possibly not being approved???
lawrence maminta
56:57
Thank you!
Denise Collins
57:02
Racial Equity training only gives those who don't plan on implementing change a paid day for them to ignore any information presented. Until people and departments are held ACCOUNTABLE for failing to make change, NOTHING WILL CHANGE!
Gerald Higginbotham
57:19
right!
Tonia Uranga
57:25
Proud of the letter Black Women wrote to call Price out on her line of questioning last night.
Everett Glenn
57:26
What qualifications required of "Champions"? From my experience, a true champion, a person who has previously exhibited the concern and empathy through deed versus someone appointed or selected, might not exist in each of the departments : )
Brandie Davison
57:45
Apologies if I missed this, but was their mention of who will be the “racial equity champions” ? Will the people have a say in who receives these positions
Norberto Lopez
57:49
will these trainings be open to community as well or exclusive to staff?
Gerald Higginbotham
58:00
awesome 👏🏿
Celia Mc gill
58:15
training for who
TUE NGUYEN
58:23
Perhaps I missed it, what are the outcome measures we are measuring?
Olivia Silke
58:28
Each department needs to delineate specific and tangible goals. There should be on-going evaluations as to whether these goals are being met. Training is not enough.
Celia Mc gill
58:42
training for yourself?
Tonia Uranga
59:12
Thank you TUE
Celia Mc gill
59:23
we need training too community do you think we are ignorant?
Everett Glenn
59:56
Thank you Brandie Davis
Shirin senegal
01:00:43
so the data collection is completely weighing us down and taking away from the work we need to do. it is ok to collect data but some city staff care more about data than about equity..we are spending time having to give them one report after the other, to a point where we have provide them eveyr minute as non profits of the work we do when we engage with certian departments. I am personally go to push back against what i just saw if it takes over the work because i see more focus on getting awards for data collection than about equity. this is not all about city data which is what I am seeing here. not all departments have been challenging but some area and they know who they are. they also tell us we can cancel grants if we do not want to follow all the extra work they add on us to collect data. we have to be smart about this and not give them data ona platter as they work us as community groups to keep our communities safe and connect them with resources and ensure we have equity.
Clarissa Henry
01:00:46
please speak up and slow down
Isabella Gonzalez
01:01:07
I would like to acknowledge the the City’s amazing Digital Inclusion team and Rebecca Kauma on today’s announcement of the Wi-Fi hotspots and tablets for low-income residents in partnership with LBPL and human-I-T. This is what I like to see from the city! Thank you!
Michael Sallwasser
01:01:08
Implicit bias training has not been shown to compel change in behavior. Accountability goals must be set. Training is not a goal.
Shirin senegal
01:01:08
again this snot all departments health departmeant has been great to work with so far
James Marks
01:01:19
great question @Everett Glenn you'd think or atleast qualify those champions in the community, because in my 45 years here I have never heard of one of those champs
Christopher Covington
01:01:43
How will Measure US fund this work?
Audrena Redmond
01:01:59
Agaiin I ask WHY THESE THINGS have to be talked about as VIOLENCE PREVENTION. This language and the explanation here buys into the notion of violence being a degenerate function of Black communities. Whats wrong with staying focused on defunding the systems that harm and investing in those that serve the community better? This is language the police are comfortable with and so we go again around tried and failed.
Gerald Higginbotham
01:02:04
stop calling us black will be a start, Look at the US Constitution 14th Amendment, Section 4. You will see our real culture name SLAVE. you won’t find black, because Black has no standing. US Constitution is the Business Contract of North America. We must correct this flaw during this resetting period in America. nothing will change.
Shirin senegal
01:02:50
Adam is doing a great job on this youth program that is a great program and ana and eli
Tonia Uranga
01:02:56
Great Idea, now we need to get more folks involved in Neighborhood Associations.
Audrena Redmond
01:03:43
@Michael - agreed the trainings are not an end all OR one offs, they should be used as part of broader efforts to address racism
Gerald Higginbotham
01:03:54
The resources must go to America’s First culture that she bred.
Denise Collins
01:04:18
EXACTLY Michael Sallwas!
Tonia Uranga
01:04:45
you are right MS
Paulette Dunn-Sanders
01:05:01
www.spoteens.org
Clarissa Henry
01:05:31
Please speak up and slow down.
Lori Logan
01:05:33
great idea MS
Celia Mc gill
01:05:35
we need to see the problem for encarcelacion young people to see if really is good reason to that
Tonia Uranga
01:05:51
LBCAP active in West Long Beach also?
Jerlene Tatum
01:05:55
grant funding runs out and the initiative stops
Christopher Covington
01:06:28
Thank you Eli!
Lori Logan
01:06:38
The Washington Neighborhood program is moving very slowly and not very community driven.
Paulette Dunn-Sanders
01:06:53
Hello, I'm the founder of Stopping Pressure on Teens (S.P.O.T) founded in Long Beach I'd love to learn more about collaborating with you Adam.
Adam M Lara
01:07:14
Chelsie, thanks for the clarifying.
Tonia Uranga
01:07:17
Love the use of Youth Ambassadors
Heather Jue Northover
01:08:40
Training is a necessary part of the process, but yes, it's meant to realize a larger goal/transformation, not be the end goal. And you are right, the jury is still out on implicit bias training (many have not been empirically evaluated) but I think you need a mix - awareness and skills building will push some folks and accountability measures will push laggards and incentivize all.
Marshall Blesofsky
01:09:09
Long Beach's Naples Seawall cost millions of $,. It benefits the richest families in Long Beach, Did they pay any assessments. Now they are getting a $70 million Belmont pool while the central city gets nothing.. Let's spread the wealth. Not everyone lives at the shore and owns a boat.
TUE NGUYEN
01:09:12
@Heather. Agreed
Lori Logan
01:09:39
I agree MB
Denise Collins
01:09:47
Eli PLEASE reach out to the Boys and Girls Club for Teens who can assist you in your endeavors!
Jerlene Tatum
01:10:18
Okay, so the organizational framework is revamping the former Youth and Gang Violence Prevention Taskforce, the DHHS Weed and Seed Steering Committee, and the LB CalGRIP Advisory Council. These efforts that was initiated in this city dating back to 2004
Melissa Morgan
01:10:40
For anyone interested in supporting the Black Lives Matter Long Beach Chapter > https://blmlbc.org/
Lori Logan
01:11:25
will look you up MM
Reena Hajat Carroll
01:11:59
@Melissa - thank you!
Tonia Uranga
01:12:17
What happened to equitable Educational opportunities?
Christopher Covington
01:12:42
Lol
Tonia Uranga
01:13:07
Eli, you're still a young man!
Carlos Ovalle
01:13:44
As of 2019 Long Beach had 84k people living in poverty & 30k households without broadband.After COVID, BIPOC areas of the city have over 25% unemployment so today its even worse.For every cop the city lets go you can provide Broadband for 500 people every year!1,000 good quality tablets!
Christopher Covington
01:14:24
How can nonprofits and community groups support with data collection?
Cesar Armendariz
01:14:41
here’s an idea. defund the police.
Melissa Morgan
01:14:57
^^^^^^^^^^^
Rebecca Bustamante
01:15:38
How do you see LBUSD, LBCC, and CSULB assisting with strengthening career pathways in meeting these terrific youth goals?
Christopher Covington
01:15:47
Thank you!
Carla & Robert Spears
01:16:03
Thank You Eli
Steve Nygaard
01:16:15
will this presentation be posted online?
Melissa Morgan
01:16:30
https://m4bl.org/defund-the-police/ #defundthepolice #divestinvest
senay kenfe
01:16:47
They can’t even wear masks
Carlos Ovalle
01:16:53
defund the police
Gretchen Swanson
01:17:00
Here is analysis by BLM 8/20 https://blmlbc.org/racial-reconciliation-report-letter-to-city-council-we-demand-the-city-of-long-beach-hold-its-police-department-accountable-8-11-20/
Audrena Redmond
01:17:20
The city remains tone deaf to Defund the Police. Everything talked about here is great but not funded as well as the LBPD
Carlos Ovalle
01:17:24
CPCC is a farce
James Marks
01:17:25
who is policing that ?!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Melissa Morgan
01:17:40
@Senay yet another way they put our lives at risk.
Marshall Blesofsky
01:17:47
Where is the chief?
senay kenfe
01:17:59
We’ll get more results from Gascon than from Luna and Dougie
Carlos Ovalle
01:18:05
End qualified immunity!
Ann Dejarnett
01:18:17
thanks- so good to see so many enthusiastic young folks at the city
Tanya Payne
01:18:44
Hi Steve, yes the presentation will be available later.
Carlos Ovalle
01:18:53
Reimagine public safety: #DefundThePolice
Steve Nygaard
01:19:13
where will it be made available
Estefania Zavala
01:19:40
Hello all - resurfacing our feedback form which Katie shared earlier: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=wxE_MWhCak-NO8fmUBg-eH98G6mp5zZBo3Plh_AhvMxUQUZXQTZKTUJBUkE3MzMwSlc4TTJJOVA3NC4u
Eli Romero
01:22:14
@Denise — thank you. We’ll definitely continue to collaborate with the Boys & Girls Club of Long Beach. I’m happy to share that we are working them a youth leadership initiative at this moment.
Estefania Zavala
01:22:24
connie - https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=wxE_MWhCak-NO8fmUBg-eH98G6mp5zZBo3Plh_AhvMxUQUZXQTZKTUJBUkE3MzMwSlc4TTJJOVA3NC4u
Gerald Higginbotham
01:22:25
wealth is health
SHELLY WALTHER
01:22:26
Racism is a public health crisis
Melissa Morgan
01:22:43
We demand investment in our communities and the resources to ensure Black people not only survive, but thrive. Currently, we are fighting two deadly viruses: COVID-19 is threatening our health. White Supremacy is threatening our existence. And both are killing us every single day. #defundthepolice
Alvin Teng (he/him/his)
01:22:51
Ken - if you're interested, we can definitely add PW to the workgroup!
Anna Christensen
01:22:53
With respect to youth development goals we expect the issue of water safety will be addressed. Statistically youth of color are less likely to learn to swim and therefore lack not only a survival skill but also job opportunities in a coastal city like Long Beach. As the Aquatics Capital of American we are focused on going for Olympic Gold on the Eastside at the expense of low income communities of color. The Mayor’s focus on the Olympics and refusal to consider a downtown location for the Belmont Beach and Aquatic Center reveals a deeply disturbing pattern of compromising community health and safety in order to promote the illusion that Long Beach is movie’ on up. Competing for sports stadiums, Star Wars Museums, and building expensive high rises and exclusive malls cannot be sustained and is not equitable.
Kim T
01:23:25
THE ROOT CAUSE IS RACISM IN MANY SPACES IN LONG BEACH!!!!!!!!!! (Let's be honest)
Eli Romero
01:23:36
@ Christopher — thank you! Thanks for helping and leading great youth development work in the city. Your feedback is appreciated.
Dave Shukla
01:25:02
Why do we still have a high school (Jordan) named after one of the principal architects of the forced sterilization of black and brown women in the State of California?
Shirin senegal
01:25:15
We appreciate your amazing work Gwen
senay kenfe
01:25:24
@ana There use to be a downtown aquatic center they built that tacky mcdonalds and Walgreens on top of it
senay kenfe
01:25:44
Thank you for your efforts Mrs Gwen we are grateful for you
Jerlene Tatum
01:25:49
Will you been conducting a comparative analysis of the difference in the way Black youth and youth of color and white youth are treated by law enforcement, specifically using East of Redondo versus West of Redondo which is the dividing line in this city? Similarly, a comparative analysis would be essential to evaluating the relationship between the median income between East and West of Redondo and the city's approach to community violence prevention and intervention.
Paulette Dunn-Sanders
01:25:55
.Reach out to the DPSS offices, Community Clinics, Dental Offices, and LBUSD
Jerlene Tatum
01:25:58
!
Jerlene Tatum
01:26:07
Thank you Ms. Gwen!!!
Melissa Morgan
01:26:10
Racism is a public health crisis.
Carlos Ovalle
01:26:40
Mayor Garcia said that he was allocating $1 million to the Black Health Equity Initiative. This is less than 2% of the CARES Act funding received by the city. Blacks are 12% of the population so this is not equity, it’s not even equality. Would you agree that this is grossly unfair? What are you really doing to acheive equity?
Gerald Higginbotham
01:27:08
Descendant of American Slaves must or American Slaves must be added to the Economic Roster in Long Beach. Programs must be set up specifically for the Descendant of American Slaves culture and in that name. The issue in our communities in the black African Americans communities across the country is not understand who our culture is. That a leadership issue. com
Tanya Payne
01:27:45
Hey Mario!
Eli Romero
01:27:57
@ Christopher — our city’s rich nonprofit community was engaged throughout the development of the plan and MBK efforts. Representatives participated our stakeholder interviews, completed our survey, and are leading early YSP implementation efforts with CARES-funded youth leadership projects.
Melissa Morgan
01:28:03
@Gwen I appreciate the Black Health Equity vision.
Carlos Ovalle
01:28:14
This might as well be named the [nobody] CARES act.
Heather Jue Northover
01:28:20
@Melissa - yes. agreed. I believe Katie Balderas and Kelly Colopy agree that racism is a PH crisis.
Shirin senegal
01:28:35
13% of all funds should be invested in the black community it is simple math that is the population
Eli Romero
01:28:46
Thank you so much.
Denise Collins
01:28:54
Thank you Eli! I work out of the Westside site and there some AWESOME teens that are in the program!
keith odd
01:29:24
Does the Black Health Equity plan address the businesses in black and minority communities that flood and target our communities with cheap unhealthy food and then put a surcharge on healthy foods? And have no incentive to invest back into our communities they only extract resources and dollars without reinvesting..
Melissa Morgan
01:29:25
Now we need City staff to remind their bosses that we the community cannot stand idly by if City leadership and elected don’t recognize that Racism is a public health crisis and that police violence, terror and murders are influenced by systemic racism.
Carlos Ovalle
01:29:44
How is $1 million out of $40 equity?
Jeremiah Rosborough
01:29:49
salute family this is major and needed in the city
James Marks
01:30:13
@carlos !!!!!!
Anna Christensen
01:30:14
$1 million for Black Health Equity, $10 million for a high dive that only 10 people are able to use. This cannot stand!!
Jeremiah Rosborough
01:30:23
how can i get this PowerPoint???
Jeremiah Rosborough
01:30:35
how can i get this PowerPoint
Denise Collins
01:30:55
Wait...WHAT Anna??!!!
Katie Balderas
01:31:01
We will share the slides and recording afterward
Jeremiah Rosborough
01:31:24
can you email jrosborough3@gmail.com please
Eli Romero
01:31:50
We are actively collaborating with our school district colleagues and other educational partners. Launching the Long Beach College Promise 2.0 and strengthening career pathways requires collaboration with them. They have vetted and helped inform the language of the ‘Planning for the Future’ section.
Denise Collins
01:31:51
Seriously, $10 MILLION???!!!!!
Gerald Higginbotham
01:32:11
COVID 19 can be compare to American Slavery. The funds are being taken from one group and giving it to another. The greatest wealth transformation i
Audrena Redmond
01:32:13
Yes, we are happy for the funding directly specifically at Black folk BUT it ain'e enough! The best way to know priorities is to see where and how the money is spent.
Christopher Covington
01:32:15
@ Elii Thanks, I misread the timeline. It was hard to read the timeline on my end. I am excited for the presentation next month. Big equity initiatives and programs to come for the youth in our city. Thank for holding this process down with youth and community partners.
Gerald Higginbotham
01:32:25
had taken place
Melissa Morgan
01:32:32
Black health programs like these are helpful responses.
Dave Shukla
01:32:41
+++
SHELLY WALTHER
01:32:47
More funds should be directed toward healthcare, mental health services, housing services, and addiction services.
Jerlene Tatum
01:32:53
that's not enough
senay kenfe
01:32:54
Appreciate this program thank you
Carlos Ovalle
01:33:01
$85 Million for a swimming pool in the wealthiest zip code of Long Beach. But $1 million for Black Health Equity? Shame!
Shirin senegal
01:33:08
Great work Gwen love that
Eli Romero
01:33:12
Thanks, Denise. I look forward to working with you.
Gretchen Swanson
01:33:14
Black health and mental health programs are critical!
Elisa Nicholas
01:33:52
This is very exciting work Gwen. Thank you.
Eli Romero
01:34:06
Anytime, Christopher. Please let me know if you would like any more info.
Dave Shukla
01:34:07
Black Health Equity Collaborative is a good idea - structurally breaking the hold of Tidelands funding on promoting systemic racism, better idea
Dave Shukla
01:34:37
(i.e. then we could fund things like this at scale)
Lucy Johnson
01:34:38
Anna C - quit spreading misinformation. You know better. You last comment about the "high dive" is a complete LIE and you have been educated on that for the past 7+ years. Also you know full well that the $10 million you refer to is NOT part of the CARES Act.
Jerlene Tatum
01:34:42
it was not equitable that RFP was released before 4 day holiday weekend
Tonia Uranga
01:34:46
Great news for our Black NPO's but there are still too few of them.
Melissa Morgan
01:34:46
@Dave we need the City to make difficult, bold decisions to end their systemically racist processes
Bernadette Kennard
01:35:09
I have to excuse myself. Thank you all very much for your efforts. I do believe change for people of color in Long Beach will come.
Gerald Higginbotham
01:35:24
The American Slave Culture is owed $78 Trillion Dollars. We are working hard to get this culture restorative funds to empower it.
Jerlene Tatum
01:35:35
it was not equitable that it took 4 months before the RFPs were released for Black Health Equity
Dave Shukla
01:35:35
agreed - but there also so many common solutions to common problems - 2020 is pretty scary!
senay kenfe
01:36:36
Any idea of giving money directly to black people instead of training racial equity champs to pretend to duke it out in the next Rocky flick seems much more impactful to the community at need
senay kenfe
01:37:37
Hopefully for the Health Department in here don’t try to shut down the black micro businesses involved in the delivery services as provided by the RFP
Kagba Suaray
01:37:55
Much respect to Dr. Amber Johnson. Well deserved
Jose Hernandez
01:37:57
We need an honest direct approach that holds nothing back about the real changes that LB residents need. I know what you're saying Gwen but your target audience will not understand what you are saying .
Carlos Ovalle
01:38:24
The wealthiest zip code (90803) $123,000 average household income, has the least number of COVID cases. The poorest zip code (90813) with $48,000 average household income, has more than twice the number of COVID cases.
Marcus Tyson
01:38:39
thank you Dr. Johnson‼️
Tiffany Davy
01:38:39
Thank you Gwen for your work and leadership, there is so much work ahead,grateful for you and Dr Johnson's leadership in the process
Melissa Morgan
01:38:56
Kudos to Dr Johnson
Anna Christensen
01:39:07
I am not kidding! The Belmont Beach and Aquatics Center will have 2 Olympic-sized pools, 5 pools in all, 2 spas (one just for the high divers), and a high dive. The facility was designed by and for competitive sports trainers and teams but is being promoted as a community facility. So far the City has offered to buy a bus to pick up residents from around the city. If you live in the 9th District which like most others, has no community pool, you are not likely to want to take a bus for 30 minutes each way, especially if you don’t already know how to swim.
Jerlene Tatum
01:39:41
Dr. Amber did something that has not been done, especially with a short amount of time. Yet, basically only 5 business days were provided to folks to submit.
Gerald Higginbotham
01:40:06
We have shifted from an industrial based society to the Information Age system we must put in place a new bottom up model that created a new civilization from the bottom up. we are in a new system, the old model will not work in a new knowledge based economic. We will train and develop new leadership that reflects the new paradigm
Jerlene Tatum
01:42:24
Dr. Amber did something that has not been done, especially with a short amount of time. Yet, basically only 5 business days were provided to folks to submit.
Celia Mc gill
01:42:38
only for black Comunity?
Jeremiah Rosborough
01:42:56
i wanna help yahll holla jrosborough3@gmail.com
Melissa Morgan
01:42:58
Phenomenal work in such a short timeframe Gwen and Health Department. 50 applicants to the RFP process with such a doggone short turn around time from when it was dropped (and over a holiday break) — speaks to the outreach Dr. Johnson did to promote, and/but also frustrating that the timeframe was truncated with a holiday :(
Jeremiah Rosborough
01:43:08
i wanna help yahll jrosborough3@gmail.com
Carlos Ovalle
01:43:12
@shirin “13% of all funds should be invested in the black community” That only approaches -equality-, we need to be aiming for equity. To do that we need to spend 100% on the BIPOC communities
senay kenfe
01:43:14
Oh yeah this could never been done under Pat West
Melissa Morgan
01:43:14
@Jerlene, ditto
Shirin senegal
01:43:30
Doctor Johnson did a great job she is very intentional and was focused on inclusion so glad she is on board with Gwen
Denise Collins
01:43:33
Culturally Affirming assistance is more important than you know! Thank you all for recognizing this need!
Melissa Morgan
01:43:58
Kudos to the Health Department for centering Black women to lead a charge for a healthier community.
Isabella Gonzalez
01:44:02
Grateful for Black Infant Health organization. Thank you for all you do, Gwen Manning and others.
Carla & Robert Spears
01:44:03
Thank You Gwen
Denise Collins
01:44:19
Wonderful presentation Ms. Manning!
Shirin senegal
01:44:20
Great presentation Gwen
Christopher Covington
01:44:24
Thank you Gwen
Clayton Heard
01:44:26
Thank you Gwen! That was amazing.
Dave Shukla
01:44:34
Thank you Gwen - great presentation
senay kenfe
01:44:34
Great presentation
Susanne Browne
01:44:38
Thank you for you work. It would be great to discuss how the city will be addressing the disproportionate impacts COVID is having on BIPOC and the eviction tsunami that is coming
Kim T
01:44:40
Thank you Gwen. You are a shero in LB. I hope you know you are appreciated.
lawrence maminta
01:44:41
Thank you!
Jose Hernandez
01:44:47
in other words, you avoid a lot of the questions
Christopher Covington
01:44:54
Only when we are uncomfortable can change happen.
Denise Collins
01:45:03
I'll believe change when I see it!
Gretchen Swanson
01:45:06
Gwen - transformational, because you are doing it!
Ashley Samai
01:45:07
Great presentation!
Celia Mc gill
01:45:14
why you are talking about color don’t said that
John Travers
01:45:16
Thank-you for the overview. Very informative. ; )
Susanne Browne
01:45:17
*disproportionate housing impacts
Denise Collins
01:45:26
Amen Christopher!
Nicolassa Galvez
01:45:26
will we get copies of the chat and questions?
Gerald Higginbotham
01:45:36
Absolutely. Change only comes when one is willing to embrace truth.
Anna Christensen
01:45:36
Full disclosure, Lucy Johnson is a booster of the BBAC and to be clear, I was comparing the city’s spending priorities, not how the Cares Act monies were being spent. We need to invest in our youth and communities of color not in extravagant sports facilities, upscale apartments and malls.
John Travers
01:45:37
Great Question
Christopher Covington
01:45:39
Thank you Katie for your intentionality.
Deaka McClain
01:45:41
Thank you Melissa!
Melissa Morgan
01:45:43
@Christopher YASSSS
Lucy Johnson
01:45:52
Carlos - Apparently you do not know that the $85 million CANNOT be spent outside of the Tidelands area. Also, there are NO public pools in the entire eastside of LB, but there is one in Uranga;s district (westside) and one in Suely Saro's district (center of the city). The Aquatic Capital of America has provided swim lessons and is working to provide more each year to children in minority and lower-income areas of LB, because it is known that over 60% of minorities cannot swim or are not drown-proofed. That is dangerous in a city like LB that is surrounded by water. Those reading this need to be aware of the distinction between Tidelands Funds and General Funds. The project Anna describes is to be constructed with Tidelands Funds, WHICH CANNOT BE SPENT OUTSIDE OF THE TIDELANDS AREAS. The 9th District absolutely needs a pool (although the pool at Jordan HS is available to the 9th District residents during the summer months). BUT, at this time there are no Gen'l Fund monies available for pools in the rest of LB
Jose Hernandez
01:45:57
housing equity?
Cesar Armendariz
01:46:09
appreciate you Health department and office of equity team. We’ll continue to push city council to prioritize funding these programs (and divesting from the bloated police budget). y’all are the silver lining in our city’s institutions.
Gwen Manning
01:46:16
Thank you all...I'm so humbled as a Black woman to be involved in the work of Black Health Equity!
Dave Shukla
01:46:21
+++ housing equity
Cesar Armendariz
01:46:28
thank you Katie!
Anna Christensen
01:46:48
Thank you for this program. Please note that you are appreciated and expected to make real change.
Carlos Ovalle
01:46:52
@Lucy, I do know. I know there are workarounds where there is a will there’s a way. There is no will on the part of elected officials
Shirin senegal
01:47:03
engage the community in the data colleciton and the work more community has to lead shaping and be supported not the city more community leadership
Marcus Tyson
01:47:21
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=wxE_MWhCak-NO8fmUBg-eH98G6mp5zZBo3Plh_AhvMxUQUZXQTZKTUJBUkE3MzMwSlc4TTJJOVA3NC4u
Melissa Morgan
01:47:22
Thank you @Katie and @Teresa -
Jessy Needham
01:47:30
Echo what Jerlene & Melissa are saying - how can the City improve application processes and reduce barriers to accessing funding for smaller Black-led organizations, newer Black-led organizations, and orgs. that may offer alternative modes of health care that are culturally responsive, and not just "licensed"?
Kagba Suaray
01:47:34
Thank you Gwen, God bless and strengthen you!
Eli Romero
01:47:35
Youth mentorship and social capital-building is an important component of our youth development work, including some of our early implementation efforts. We’re in engaged in planning efforts with the Obama Foundation, Mentor.org, LBCC, and LBUSD.
Audrena Redmond
01:47:39
Thank y'all for all of the hard work. This isn't easy.
Heather Jue Northover
01:47:58
Great leadership, @Katie and @Teresa!
Isabella Gonzalez
01:48:03
I was very pleased and excited to see the line, “3 Flagship Libraries 7 Days”
Dave Shukla
01:48:09
@shirin : there are a lot of public data sets and questions that the City, particularly Gas and Oil, has been sitting on for far too long
Reena Hajat Carroll
01:48:09
Thank you for the time and energy it took to put this presentation together!
Shirin senegal
01:48:12
here is your city managers email if you need to to reach out. Tom.Modica@longbeach.gov
Eli Romero
01:48:26
Our economic development colleagues are also restructuring their job training programs to be more mentorship leaning
Laura Mozo
01:48:29
Buenas noches mi nombre es Laura Mozo soy voluntaria de la escuela Washington y del mismo vecindario ,como también soy voluntaria de Habitat for Humanity y me gustaria invitarlos a mi comunidad para seguir hablando de todo esto puesto que se habla de la igualdad ,pero no eh oido hablar de la igualdad de los Hispanos me preocupa mi comunidad por los peligros graves que habido ultimamente y de el futuro de estos adolecentes. pienso que si tienen en cuenta mi comentario muchos de nosotros estariamos dispuestos a colaborar para ser un mejor futuro gracias.
Gerald Higginbotham
01:48:36
You want information, not serious about real change to address the real issues
Jerlene Tatum
01:48:39
Thank you Gwen and Dr. Amber for your efforts to fundamentally change the paradigm for the survival and success of the Long Beach Black Community.
Jose Hernandez
01:48:43
minority residents depending on council representatives? ha
Susan Jacobs
01:48:50
Very informative. Thanks so much!!
Carla & Robert Spears
01:48:56
Great job panelists ! Thank You
Tonia Uranga
01:49:11
Thank you!
Anna Christensen
01:49:13
Don’t forget the Khmer Girls!
Megan Kerr
01:49:15
Thank you to the entire team.
Elisa Nicholas
01:49:26
Thank you all. Very informative and exciting.
Adam M Lara
01:49:29
Gracias Laura. Hay que ponernos en contacto.
Dave Shukla
01:49:46
Thanks for all of your efforts Teresa, Katie, Gwen, Estefania, Adam, Eli, Alvin
Melissa Morgan
01:49:47
City staff - the community is behind you telling the City Manager and City Council that we are still looking for significant divestment from LBPD violence and harassment
Adam M Lara
01:49:51
Adam.Lara@longbeach.gov
Jerlene Tatum
01:49:52
The antidote for many of the societal ills is meaningful and gainful employment.
John Travers
01:49:52
Time well spent. ; )
Tiffany Davy
01:49:53
Thank you
lawrence maminta
01:49:54
Thanks!!!
Tanya Payne
01:49:54
Thank you to the participants for your time and candor, the feedback is appreciated and welcome!
Norma Hamilton
01:49:56
Thank you.
Carla & Robert Spears
01:49:57
Good night
Anna Christensen
01:50:01
Also the May foundation