On February 9th, in Sacramento at the Capitol, there will be an event called San Joaquin Valley Health Fund Equity on the Mall. This event aims to unite the people of San Joaquin Valley against issues that they face in their communities. It will be set up on the west side of the Capitol and speakers will talk about the issues of equity in their area. The event organizers believe that communities along San Joaquin Valley haven’t had equity and the same opportunities as other cities in California.
Organizers are coming with an all-around approach for dealing with racial, health equity, and some of most pressing issues in the valley. Some of those include sustainable agriculture, community safety, drinking water, education, environmental justice, and housing. Over a thousand people from the valley are coming to support this event.
Organizers will also have special guests that will come and support their cause. Diane Dooley, Secretary of California Department of Health and Human Services, will be making appearing as well as many state elected officials such as Senator Ricardo Lara and assembly members Joaquin Arambula, Rob Bonta, and Tony thurmond.
Attendees will gather for a briefing in room 4202 to go over everything that will be done during the day. The San Joaquin Valley Health Fund is in partnership with over 50 organizations alongside nine state and national foundations. They hope that they can unite everyone to bring awareness about equity in their community.
“Together, we will continue to sow seeds so that transformative change takes place in the Valley.” Said Chet P. Hewitt in a blog post on January 25th.
Registation will begin at 11:30 followed by a welcoming by Diane Littlefield. From then on out the event takes off and does what it was meant to do.
For more information about this event please click here.