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.
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March topics include:
LESSONS FROM THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM
It’s been a year since students emptied their lockers and teachers moved their classrooms online. As in-person instruction begins again across our County, kindergartner teacher, Melena Smirl will share a look back at what this experience has been like from a teacher’s perspective and lessons she’s learned from the virtual classroom
DAVID SLEW GOLIATH… OR DID HE?
One of the biggest news stories this year was of the unknown little investors stock-blocking the big hedge funds from shorting GameStop. While it made a good headline, it certainly didn’t tell us the whole story. We invited finance professor Dr. Ziemowit Bednarek, to breakdown the impacts of this stock market disruption.
WHY PUBLIC ART MATTERS
Through uncertain times, art acts as a visual beacon of hope and positivity. Owner of Badger Branding, Katy McGrath has seen that firsthand through her work on the City of SLO’s award winning banner series. Katy will share how public art can not only contribute to a community’s identity, but foster a sense of belonging and enhance the quality of life for locals and visitors.
COUNTERING COVID’S EFFECTS ON WOMEN AT WORK
The pandemic is having a devastating impact on women, and the fallout has shown how deeply gender inequality remains embedded in our political, social and economic systems. Public policy consultant and women’s & gender studies lecturer Christina Leferve Latner, will share how community and business leaders can work to lessen these impacts and keep more women in the workforce.
WINE FAMILY HISTORY
In the mid-1800s, fortune seekers from around the world ﬂocked to California, but not all of them ended up in the gold ﬁelds. Many, like the Dusi family, settled in SLO County, drawn by the Mediterranean climate perfect for planting a familiar crop: grapevines. Farmer and winemaker Janell Dusi will share her family’s story and how she has continued and grown that legacy.
A NATURAL NEXT STEP
Roxi Buchanan had worked at the same business for nearly fourteen years until the pandemic hit. Not one for down time, she explored other ventures until the stars aligned and the opportunity arose to open her own pop-up shop at the Pismo Outlets. Roxi will share how her one-woman side job led her to owning her own business and a hub for local artisans.