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NETWORK WEBINAR: Engaging Marginalized Groups in Coastal Planning

November 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please join the Network on November 15 from 12 – 1PM, for a webinar titled, Overcoming obstacles to community engagement: Including marginalized populations in restoration planning in the face of immigration, language and educational barriers in South Oxnard. We will hear from Lucas Zucker, Policy and Communications Director at CAUSE (Central Coast Alliance for a Sustainable Economy), and Lily Verdone, Coastal Project Director at The Nature Conservancy, about their work in partnership with the State Coastal Conservancy to engage marginalized community members in developing a vision for coastal access at Ormond Beach. Learn how they were able to work together creatively to engage with oftentimes marginalized community members, overcoming immigration, language and even education barriers to ensure that all community members have a say in envisioning the future of the Oxnard coast.

 CAUSE youth surveyed over 300 South Oxnard residents about the restoration of the Ormond Beach Wetlands. Credit: CAUSE


Lucas Zucker directs CAUSE’s policy analysis and advocacy, as well as new and traditional media communications. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in political economy. Lucas first volunteered for CAUSE as a teenager in 2003, worked for CAUSE during college, and joined the staff in 2012 as a youth organizer and researcher. At CAUSE he has worked on organizing campaigns and policy advocacy around voting rights, healthy food access, public transit, environmental justice, education, immigrants’ rights, affordable housing, prison sentencing reform, tax/budget reform, and job access/quality. Before joining the CAUSE staff, Lucas’ work and internship experience included the East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE), the Center for Media Justice, Ventura Mayor Bill Fulton, the Tri-Counties Central Labor Council, and the Obama White House Council of Economic Advisers. He has served as the chair of the board of directors of the California Student Public Interest Research Group and was appointed to the City of Berkeley Labor Commission. He currently serves on the board of the national Partnership for Working Families. He lives in Ventura with his plant.

Lily Verdone is a Coastal Project Director, The Nature Conservancy. She develops and implements locally successful, broadly applicable conservation strategies that benefit both people and nature. She directs Coastal Resilience Ventura, a multi-objective planning framework for sea level rise and coastal hazards that advances nature-based solutions to climate change through science, decision-support tools, and public policy.

WebEx Information:
Topic: Engaging Marginalized Community Members in Coastal Management
Host: Kelly Leo
Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm PDT
Session number: 647 001 063
Session password: This session does not require a password.
To start the session
Go to https://tnc.webex.com/tnc/k2/j.php?MTID=t1fa58af9d423f2b7b508ddae428c1dd6
TROUBLESHOOTING NOTES: You do NOT need to sign up for a WebEx account to log in. This training session should be listed in public upcoming sessions and no password is required for this WebEx session. If the link doesn’t seem obvious, look to the left-hand column and click on ‘List of Sessions’. The session should be listed in Today’s sessions (on day of event). You can join up to 5 minutes before start time.
Audio conference information
USA Toll Free:1-844-740-1264
Access code: 647 001 063



November 15, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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