"What Happens to Us?" Film Series Highlights Challenges Vulnerable Communities Face in Preparing for Natural Disasters
Listos California's short film series, "What Happens to Us?" details the unique challenges vulnerable communities face in responding to and preparing for natural disasters. They help us strengthen local relationships, promote empathy and build awareness and understanding
These films - and the conversations they inspire - provide a platform for Californians to communicate the barriers they face in getting prepared. The following films feature the voices of Californians.
As the work of Listos California and its partners continues to demonstrate, it is only after understanding these challenges that we can work together with local partners to overcome these obstacles and build more resilient communities.
Voices of Native Americans in California:
This new film being released today, created by artist, filmmaker and social entrepreneur Michael J. Payton, focuses on circumstances faced by Native American communities across the state of California. It features members of Lytton Rancheria, a federally recognized Pomo Indian Tribe in Sonoma County and highlights the urgent need for Native Americans in California to prepare for natural disasters.
Voices of Californians: What Happens to Us? (ENG captions):
Voices of Californians: What Happens to Us? (ENG w/ESP subtitles):
Voices of Californians with Disabilities + Older Californians:
As COVID-19 rages on World-Wide based on the latest from Johns Hopkins and the World Health Organization , our team decided to release this Virtual Public Service Annoucement on all our platforms courtesy the CDC as we join in asking all to #WearAMaskToSaveALife.
Coronavirus Pandemic: Whole-of-America Response Greetings Partners, Although our previous emails have concentrated primarily on the worship spaces, we recognize that many of you are also affiliated with religious or parochial schools. As the conventional school year winds down, there are questions about summer school and how schools may look and operate come the new school year this fall. The links below contain helpful information and resources for schools and school personnel: U.S. Dept. of Education - https://www.ed.gov/coronavirus Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives within the Department of Education - https://sites.ed.gov/cfoi/ REMS TA (Readiness & Emergency Management for Schools) - https://rems.ed.gov/Resources_ Hazards_Threats_Biological_ Hazards.aspx#/ CDC Childcare, Schools, and Youth Programs - https://www.cdc.gov/ coronavirus/2019-ncov/ community/schools-childcare/ index.html USDA COVID-19 with particular reference to Child Nutrition Programs
As we went to press, we have seen a continue spike in COVID-19 Cases. A sampling of the reporting as noted by the Washington Examiner is noted below: Texas-sized problem: Gov. Abbott says tougher anti-COVID restrictions might come back The number of new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations has increased in Texas and several states in the South and West, leading governors to eye more aggressive responses. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that increased rates in hospitalizations and record daily highs of new coronavirus cases show that “COVID-19 is now spreading at an unacceptable rate in Texas, and it must be corralled.” Read the full story here. In light of this, we have decided to ask all to Wear a Mask, Practice Social Distancing as we hereby concluded this PSA with this appeal from all our living Governors of California as we say let's Defeat COVID 19 Together: Wearing a mask protects the people around you. It isn’t political. It isn’t