Grab breakfast and coffee and join us for this month’s Good Morning SLO program. 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:
FROM VIRTUAL LEARNING TO LIVE PAINTING
When SLOMA unveiled Juan Alberto Negroni’s ‘Pacificcarabean’ mural, they were also showcasing the work of students like Celeste Dowlan who assisted in its creation. Celeste will share her experience working side by side with an internationally renowned artist and how art can help people find connection and hope amidst separation and grief.
GIVING LIFE TO AN ESSENTIAL INDUSTRY
Everyone knows it’s a good thing to donate blood but so few of us really know how the industry works. Vitalant’s Laura Kamada will explain why it feels like there is endless urgency around donations, where they go once they leave the center, and how the business model makes access to this essential human need possible.
FROM EMBERS TO WOOD-FIRED PIZZA
When the pandemic hit, Kean McCabe was among the 400,000 US restaurant workers to be laid off nationwide. He turned his setback into a once in a lifetime opportunity and went from building a pizza oven in his Los Osos backyard to leading a flourishing catering company that serves the Central Coast.
FINDING THE HELPERS
One of the most heart-warming aspects of the pandemic has been the surge of strangers coming together to support one another. Through the Facebook Group HelpSLO, Leah Wood created a place for those who need help, and those who want to offer help to find each other. She will share how the group has blossomed beyond Facebook and helped thousands of people in need.
SHOOTING FOR THE STARS ON THE CENTRAL COAST
Nearly 65 years after humans first ventured into space, possibilities continue to grow on the Central Coast. Vandenberg’s Colonel David Rickards will offer insight into the 30th Space Wing’s latest missions, how new funding and private contracts will impact space exploration, and what growing support for the US Space Force means for our region’s economy.
FINDING JOY IN THE JOURNEY
Kiah Twisselman couldn’t have anticipated the experiences and national coverage she would receive when she started her quest of personal development. But through it all, she realized she could help others who were interested in their own transformations. Kiah will join us to share her journey and offer some of the lessons she’s learned along the way.