Opportunities for BMOC in Obamacare (ACA)
This webinar was held on November 20th, 2012 and provided both an introduction to the federal health care reform law, known as the Affordable Care Act (ACT) or “Obamacare”, and an update on how the legislation is being implemented here in California. Experts suggest that billions of dollars will come into California to fully implement this important legislation. The event will emphasize how California’s efforts can benefit BMOC and the service-providing agencies that work with this population.
Anthony Wright, Executive Director, Health Access
- Health Care Reform: A Post Election Update for California and the Nation (Download PowerPoint)
Chad Silva, JD, Policy Director, Latino Coalition for a Healthy California
- Children and Young Men of Color: A Socio-Economic and Health Profile (Download PowerPoint)
Gilbert Ojeda, Director, California Program on Access to Care
- Affordable Care Act in California: Its Impact on BMOC (Download PowerPoint)
Jamila Edwards, Northern California Director, Children’s Defense Fund
- The BMOC Alliance: Next Steps in Health Policy (Download PowerPoint)
Preventative Interventions for Reducing School Discipline Disparities
This webinar held on June 26th, 2012 described school-level interventions with promise for reducing the disparate suspension and expulsions of boys of color. In particular, panel delved into how three major interventions—Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Restorative Justice practices, and Social Emotional Learning (SEL)—are helping to reduce suspensions and expulsions in schools across California.
- Maisie Chin, Executive Director/Co-Founder, Community Asset Development Re-Defining Education
- Fania E. Davis, Executive Director, Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth
- Kristina Tank-Crestetto, Family, School and Community Partnerships, Oakland Unified School District
- Oakland United School District: A Look into Social and Emotional Learning and Leadership (Tank-Crestetto)
- Using Restorative Justice to Push Back School Pushout (Davis)
- Transforming Schools by Ending School Pushout through School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (Chin)
“Fighting School Push-Out: School Discipline Policy at the State Level” (A Webinar Recording)
This webinar held on April 18th, 2012 focused on how interested individuals and organizations can learn from and join a growing network that is working to eliminate harmful local discipline practices, and build understanding and capacity for the implementation of best and better approaches to promoting safe, just, and fair schools across California.
- Pam Martinez and Lalo Montoya, of Padres Y Jovenes Unidos in Colorado. Pam and Lalo discussed how Padres Y Jovenes Unidoes have been working to advance statewide policy change in Colorado in partnership with the Advancement Project
- Laura Faer, Public Counsel. Laura discussed the statewide context and opportunities for change in California.
- Manuel Criollo, Labor/Community Strategy Center. Manuel discussed how communities and grassroots leaders are organizing for fair and just schools across the state.
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