NCWHL Community Convos: Understanding the 2020 Election

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Friday, Oct 16, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Understanding the 2020 Election

Interpreting data and rhetoric in a high-stakes political climateCutting through misleading information to make more informed decisions

As we near the 2020 election and wade through the associated barrage of political messaging, our brains are tasked with making sense of a tremendous amount of content. The high stakes of this particular election amplify how important it is to interpret this content accurately. Jen will share practical tips and strategies to avoid rhetorical traps, interpret confusing or misleading information, and draw informed conclusions.

About Jen Bland

Jen’s expertise in the intersection of data, rhetoric, and public policy stems from her graduate work and professional background spanning nearly 15 years as a social science researcher and consultant, with a particular focus on translating research findings across constituencies. Additionally, Jen is an unabashed lifelong political junkie with a degree in political science and substantial experience volunteering with local and national campaigns, and a connoisseur of all things satirical.

NCWHL Community Convos: Maximizing Our Nutrition

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Wednesday, Sept 23, 7- 8:30 pm

Maximizing Our Nutrition

Learn how to maximize nutrition and make the most of every ingredient. We’ll talk about nutrient-dense eating, meal planning to save money and reduce food waste, and more! I’ll demonstrate how to make sauerkraut. If you want to make some too, just bring some cabbage and salt. I’ll also answer your cooking questions, comically and sincerely. Join us!

About Linda Kallenberger

Linda’s love of cooking took off when she began traveling and was exposed to examples of what people eat and why. In the last 20ish years, she has cooked in places as varied as an amusement park, food truck, fine dining restaurant, and more! She currently works at Three Store Hearth in Berkeley.

NCWHL Community Convos: Mindfulness in Challenging Times

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Mindfulness for Challenging Times

Wednesday, Sept 16, 7- 8:30 pm

Kai led the mindfulness program at Genentech for several years before creating a mindfulness program at his current company, Infineon. He’s an advisory board member for the Mindful Workplace Alliance and has done multiple silent meditation retreats of up to ten days. He’s been practicing mindfulness for over thirteen years and continues to find it incredibly helpful in his daily life.Mindfulness has benefits for health and performance, but what many of us need right now is support dealing with the challenges of our times. Kai will share practical knowledge and practices you can use in your daily life.

Racially Sober Living: A Courageous Conversation Part 2

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Wednesday, Sept 9, 7- 8:30 pm
Racially Sober Living: A Courageous Conversation Part 2
In this second session of the series, we will continue building awareness and recognition of implicit bias in our daily lives, watch and analyze videos taken from social media, and discuss our responses from a Racially Sober Living lens. It is not important to have attended session 1 but those who did are strongly encouraged to return.
Speaker: Cynthia Billups
Co-host: Jenn Lo Chan (Red #28)
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Cynthia Billups is a professional consultant/trainer/coach with specific emphasis on Eliminating Racial Disproportionality and Disparity, and Courageous Conversations in child/youth/family-serving systems. Her career began 30 years ago in grassroots community partnership work in San Francisco County as a family advocate. She is a former Technical Assistant with the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Family to Family Initiative. She worked extensively over the years with Fresno County on the California Partners for Permanency (CAPP) Project, resulting in the finalization and implementation of the California Practice Model for child welfare. Ms. Billups is a Licensed and Certified Facilitator of Racial Sobriety via the Institute for Recovery from Racisms. She is currently the Head Deacon at City of Refuge United Church of Christ in Oakland, California (an open and affirming congregation under the leadership of Bishop Yvette A. Flunder). Cynthia has 2 adult sons, and 2 grandsons – ages 9 and 7, who are the best part of her life!
Jenn Chan has a wide range of professional experience including working in public/community health, higher-education, and for small businesses in the Bay Area. Before building a progressive career in management she was a health educator focused on women’s issues, and health/welfare issues for children, youth and their families. Jenn is currently a senior manager and improvement consultant/coach at UCSF and leads initiatives to advance organizational problem-solving and continuous improvement culture. Jenn is an experienced group facilitator, event planner, and is also a certified emotional competence trainer through Equilibrium Dynamics. She and her husband have two high-schoolers, a college freshman, and a 16-month old pug.

NCWHL Community Convos: Mental Health in the Age of Covid-19

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Wednesday, August 26, 7- 8:30 pm
Mental Health in the Age of Covid-19
Coping strategies and treatment options
In this session, Dr. Ellen Haller will discuss the mental health impact of this unique and historic pandemic and will provide coping strategies and information about treatment options.
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About Ellen Haller
Ellen Haller, MD was a full-time faculty member in the UCSF Dept. of Psychiatry for 30 years before happily retiring in 2018 to play more hockey! During her UCSF career, she had various roles including Inpatient Attending Psychiatrist and Assis. Director of the Adult Inpatient Unit, Director of the WomenCare Mental Health Clinic, Psychiatry Residency Training Program Director, Co-Director of the LGBT Psychiatry Clinic, Director of the Adult Psychiatry Clinic.