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WPI Local

As the name suggests, our WPI Local training focuses on building strong advocates ready to craft local policy and shape community budgets. Each WPI-Local cohort is made up of teams from various counties around the state. WPI-Local is conducted in both English and Spanish.

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WPI-Local Issue Areas:

The Women’s Foundation California’s Women’s Policy Institute (WPI) focuses on shaping just policies that will positively impact the lives of non-binary and genderqueer people, cisgender and transgender women, and transgender men in California. This year, WPI-Local aims to feature teams working to address racism, anti-Blackness, and cis-hetero-patriarchy through the following specific areas:

For representatives of organizations that work to create places where families and communities are healthy, safe as is possible within our current systems. Health includes more than physical conditions; health has social, cultural and economic impacts on the well-being of communities. Health is also determined by racial, gender and economic circumstances, with direct ties to the history of anti-Blackness and oppression in our country.

Asia Hampton

Volunteer/Principal

Nakia Woods

Project Director

For representatives of organizations that work to create places where families and communities are healthy, safe as is possible within our current systems. Health includes more than physical conditions; health has social, cultural and economic impacts on the well-being of communities. Health is also determined by racial, gender and economic circumstances, with direct ties to the history of anti-Blackness and oppression in our country.

Marquise Davis

Child Development Specialist

Iris Gamez

Communications & Community Engagement Coordinator

Daisy Hernandez

Friends, Family and Neighbors Educator

For representatives of organizations that work to address the harmful and oppressive impacts that the criminal justice system has on the lives of Californians, especially those impacted by racial and gender injustice.

Rocio Herrera

Director of Programs

Alicia Martinez-Vargas

Health Educator

Cecilia Reyes

Community Engagement Specialist

Samantha Ruiz

Community Outreach Coordinator

For representatives of organizations that work to create places where families and communities are healthy, safe as is possible within our current systems. Health includes more than physical conditions; health has social, cultural and economic impacts on the well-being of communities. Health is also determined by racial, gender and economic circumstances, with direct ties to the history of anti-Blackness and oppression in our country.

Kimberly Calvin

Executive Director

Rosa Cendejas

Volunteer

Alejandra Rishton

 Self-employed

Miranda Sheffield

Self Employed

Mary Valdemar

SBVC Library Secretary

For representatives of organizations that work to create places where families and communities are healthy, safe as is possible within our current systems. Health includes more than physical conditions; health has social, cultural and economic impacts on the well-being of communities. Health is also determined by racial, gender and economic circumstances, with direct ties to the history of anti-Blackness and oppression in our country.

Zizi Bandera

Program Manager

Pau Crego

Deputy Director

Jackson James “JM” Jaffe

Founder, Consultant

G. Gabriela Rossi

RN Manager

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