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Canal Community Resilience Council (CCRC)

The Multicultural Center of Marin has organized the Canal Community Resilience Council (CCRC) to address issues that affect the residents of the Canal area of San Rafael.

The council is formed by Canal residents and community partners who are involved and invested in the well being of the community.

The next Canal Community Resilience Council (CCRC) meeting on Wednesday, January 15 at 5:30 pm at the Marin Health and Wellness Center, 3240 Kerner Blvd., SR, Conference Room 110.

Members of the community are encouraged to participate and give input on the topics presented.

Chris Choo will present to the community about Sea Level Rise, and the risks that Canal residents face, and what steps can be taken to mitigate and adapt around those risks.   Theo Sanchez (and possibly Paul Jensen) will also be present to speak to updates in the city’s general plan regarding SLR.   I am also hoping that Cory Bytof will attend, he was at our last meeting and contributed great information and resources to the community.

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Drawdown: Marin is offering community member storytelling training

Do you live in the Canal neighborhood of San Rafael, Marin City, West Marin, or Novato? Would you like to help your friends, family, and neighbors stay informed about climate change and how it affects your community? Do you want to empower your community to share their voices, ideas, and concerns about what’s going on in your neighborhood? Then apply to become a community ambassador for Drawdown:Marin! We need ambassadors that can read, write, or speak more than one language (English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Farsi, Indigenous languages, etc.)

Apply here:

My Place My Story media training

Sign up Today – My Place | My Story

If you know any teens (14-17) that might be interested in this storytelling/filmmaking workshop during the February school break in downtown San Rafael, please share this info with them .

Any questions? Call me, Melanie , 415-517-6997
MY PLACE | MY STORY is an opportunity for teens to create personal short films while learning digital storytelling and basic filmmaking skills. Supervised and assisted by experienced media makers, students write and record personal video narratives about their own lives and experiences and the things they are most inspired by or care about.

The finished films are presented on the big screen at the Smith Rafael Film Center one month after the workshop for an audience of family, friends and supporters, with a Q&A and reception to follow.

The program is FREE and includes lunch for all five days of the workshop plus reimbursement of transportation costs to the workshop site, if needed.

Please share this opportunity with any students in your community who you think would be good candidates for the program. Past participants are also welcome to return for a second session. We appreciate your referrals!

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