Climate Change and Your Health: Fact, Fiction or Fever?
Think of climate change like our planet catching the flu. Just like when we’re sick, the planet’s temperature rises, but in this case, instead of coughing and sneezing, sea levels increase, weather patterns shift, and living organisms fight to survive as their way of life is disrupted.
Climate change has the potential to impact our food and water supply, where and how we are able to live, the severity and frequency of natural disasters, the types of diseases we encounter, and more. As a result, we are likely to face a variety of new health risks.
Since we can’t just quarantine Earth, join us to learn more about climate change and how to keep yourself healthy now and in the future.
“Strategies of Segregation: Race, Residence, and the Struggle for Educational Equality” Lecture and Book Signing
Join us at the Museum of Ventura County on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 3—4:30 p.m. for a lecture and book signing by David G. Garcia, Ph.D. Admission is Free for Museum members, $5 for nonmembers. David G. Garcia, Ph.D. will be signing copies of his book, “Strategies of Segregation: Race, Residence, and the Struggle for Educational Equality”.
Dr. David G. García is an associate professor in the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. He is a first generation college student who transferred from Oxnard College to UCLA, where he earned a B.A. in Sociology with a specialization in Chicana/o Studies, an M.A. in Latin American Studies, and a Ph.D. in U.S. History. His research and teaching follow three lines of inquiry, (1) Chicana/o teatro (theater) as public revisionist history, (2) the pedagogy of Hollywood’s urban school genre, and (3) Chicana/o educational histories.
Dr. García will present his book, Strategies of Segregation: Race, Residence, and the Struggle for Educational Equality (UC Press, 2018), which critically documents a history of racially separate and unequal schooling for Mexican American and Black students in Oxnard, California. The presentation will highlight interviews of community members and former students who endured and challenged segregation. Based on his book, this interactive professional development workshop aims to support teachers interested in engaging their students in oral history and archival research to document community histories.
Join us at the Museum of Ventura County on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 2—3:30 p.m. for a discussion between Lupe Anguiano and biographer Debora Wright. Admission is Free for Museum members, $5 for nonmembers.
From humble but proud origins picking fruit with her family in the fields of California to her success in helping thousands of Americans rise out of poverty and escape the chains of welfare, “An Uncompromising Life”, the Lupe Angiuano Story, is the untold saga of one woman’s courage and heroism in her lifelong struggle to improve the lives of all Americans.
Lupe Anguiano is a woman who as a Nun in 1963 picketed in front of the Office of the Cardinal of Los Angeles to protest the Catholic church’s tolerance of the racially discriminatory practice of “redlining.” Lupe Anguiano left her order to help the poor in East LA and developed a teen program that incubated future Latino leaders of California. Lupe Anguiano helped calm rival gangs after the Watts Riots. Lupe Anguiano was the first Latina invited by a presidential administration to address the needs of the Mexican American. Lupe Anguiano championed true Bi-lingual Education for all Americans. Lupe Anguiano Cesar Chavez sent alone to organize and lead a statewide grape boycott in Michigan. Lupe Anguiano joined Gloria Steinem and Bella Abzug in the formation of the National Women’s Political Caucus…led in the national effort for the Equal Rights Amendment. Lupe Anguiano believed that welfare was a trap and disrespectful of women putting her at odds with many of her social justice contemporaries. Lupe Anguiano left a high salary government position to live with women on welfare in San Antonio and created a private training model that helped hundreds of women get a job and burn their welfare checks! And with recognition by national media, such as 60 Minutes, and the support of several Presidents, her program spread throughout the United States.