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Keynote Presenter for 2018 Resilient Yolo Summit:

Tia Martinez

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Tia Elena Martinez has over 25 years’ experience working for social justice in low income communities and communities of color in the United States.  Over the decades her work spanned a wide range of issues including K-12 education, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the war on drugs, homelessness, affordable housing, disconnected youth, and immigration.  She is currently the Executive Director of Forward Change, an organization that helps advocates, providers, and system leaders use data, strategy and research to advance racial, economic, and gender justice.  Her focus is on dismantling the school to prison pipeline, ending mass incarceration, and transforming life chances for children of color and men of color. Tia has an AB in History from Harvard University, a Master in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy, and a JD from Stanford Law School.

2018 Resilient Yolo Summit

Building a Resilient Yolo Announces Third Annual Community Summit

On October 30, 2018 the third annual Building A Resilient Yolo summit will take place at the Yolo County Office of Education Conference Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The summit will include discussions and learning opportunities about how to improve and restore the lives of children and families who have experienced adversity and trauma. 

Resilient Yolo is an unfunded collaborative that was formed by a group of caring individuals and organizations in 2014. The cornerstone of the group’s mission revolves around the groundbreaking ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) study and seeks out strategies to build awareness about childhood trauma and creates methods to improve the lives of at-risk youth. The summit gathers community members, families and youth, service providers, and leaders from all over Yolo County to strengthen ideas and strategies to build a more resilient community.

Tracy Fauver, a member of Resilient Yolo and executive Director of Yolo County CASA states, “We come together and take a good, hard look at what we are doing for children and families who have experienced trauma. We discuss what is working and areas we can improve. Each year we have completed these summits enlightened with stronger strategies and programs for our children.”

Agenda for Building a resilient Yolo