At our January meeting we elected a new Board member, Linnea Crowther. Linnea was previously involved with the PACG Local Foods Forum, and founded and led a Slow Foods chapter in the Quad Cities. She was also on the Board of the Quad Cities Food Hub. Among her other leadership skills, she brings us her expertise with social media. You can see who is on the Board at our website.
We had a great time Toasting the Resistance at our commemorative and membership event on January 20th.
The Environmental Forum has changed the location of their monthly meeting. They will meet at Cobblestone Place (1212 W 3rd St, Davenport, IA) on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 pm. They welcome newcomers. I encourage you to attend their meeting Feb. 5th to find out about the exciting actions and events they are carrying out or planning.
The Civil Rights Forum is growing and getting involved in more issues and actions. The Civil Rights Forum has decided to have a monthly meeting on the third Thursday of the month at 5:30 pm at the Center (1411 Brady St, Davenport, IA). The first half hour will be devoted to DACA/Immigration and the second half hour to Juvenile Justice Reform/Restorative Justice. Each working sub group will have other meetings at other times, which will be announced in the Weekly Email Update or on our website. Contact one of the Forum Facilitators (Margie Mejia-Caraballo, Kim Leiphon or Jane Duax) if you are interested in learning more.
Alta Price, PACG Board President