Good Morning SLO has gone virtual! Grab breakfast and coffee and join us for this month’s virtual Good Morning SLO. To preserve some community connection in this time of being apart, you’ll have the chance to interact with speakers by asking your most pressing questions. Zoom invite will be sent upon registration.
Thank you to this month’s featured sponsor:
October Topics Include:
FOSTERING MENTAL HEALTH
The pandemic and the ensuing economic downturn has presented immense challenges for families, especially those in already vulnerable situations. Family Care Network CEO Jim Roberts, will share how the organization has risen to this challenge and created a safe space to continue supporting foster children and the mental health of families.
EASY, BREEZY RENEWABLE ENERGY
Technological advancements in renewable energy are something to feel hopeful about right now, which is why Cal Poly’s offshore wind energy study has us so intrigued. Cal Poly Professor and Director of the Center for Coastal Marine Sciences Benjamin Ruttenberg, will fill us in on their interdisciplinary approach and the key takeaways from the study.
A SUCCESSFUL APPROACH
SLO’s Community Action Team pairs a police officer and a social worker to more effectively address and assist people experiencing homelessness. One half of the pair, John Klevins will share more about the partnership, their approach, and why this model has been replicated by other communities in our County.
Another record-setting wildfire season is underway and has left more Californians feeling scared of losing their home to natural disaster. Meanwhile, critical dialogue about forest management, controlled burns, and firefighting techniques continue to be a hot topic. Cal Fire Division Chief, John Owens will update us on the season and how to manage risk moving forward.
LIFE WITH THE SUPREMES
Even in this dizzying news cycle, the supreme Court continues to garner headlines. David Stewart, son of late Associate Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, will share his experience with the people, not just their decisions, and what it was like to have a father serve on the highest court in our land.
CANDLES FOR A CAUSE
When the pandemic hit, Karla Wenger became aware of the immense need for residents in her hometown in Guatemala. With no social government programs to assist them, many residents in Guatemala were going without basic needs. Karla will share how a hobby has turned into a fundraising effort for an entire community and what else is yet to come.
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