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The State of Latino Entrepreneurship in Orange County Luncheon
In Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, tune in to our "The State of Latino Entrepreneurship in Orange County" Luncheon Program, which brought together members of the Latino business community to discuss the 2022 State of Latino Entrepreneurship Report and what it means for the future of Latino businesses. Our esteemed guest moderator, Jennifer Garcia (Latino Business Action Network - LBAN) led the presentation of the report, followed by a panel discussion. Our featured panelists included Patty Juarez (Wells Fargo), Reuben Franco (Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce), and Charles Harrison (Agtools). If you would like to read the full report please click the link below. https://www.lban.us/research For more information regarding our esteemed panel, please click on the provided links. Jennifer Garcia - COO Latino Business Action Network (LBAN) https://www.lban.us/ Patty Juarez - Executive VP & Head of Hispanic/Latino Affairs Wells Fargo https://www.wellsfargo.com/ Reuben Franco - President & CEO OC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce https://www.ochcc.org/ Charles Harrison - CFO Agtools https://www.agtechtools.com/
Visual Arts: Connecting Diverse Communities
Tune in to our "Visual Arts: Connecting Diverse Communities" Luncheon Program for a captivating panel discussion at the prestigious Bowers Museum. With an exquisite collection of art from around the world as our backdrop, our distinguished panel explores the intersections of art, culture, and communication. Our featured panelists include Tiffany Ana López, Ph. D. (UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts), Natalie J. Graham, Ph. D. (CSUF, African American Studies Department), Heidi Zuckerman (Orange County Museum of Art), Genevieve Barrios Southgate (Bowers Museum) and our guest moderator Sara Guerrero (Founding Artistic Director, Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble). For more information regarding our extraordinary panel, please visit the links below. Sara Guerrero - Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble http://www.teatroguerrero.com/about.html Tiffany Ana López, Ph. D. - UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts https://drama.arts.uci.edu/faculty/tiffany-ana-lopez Natalie J. Graham, Ph.D. - CSUF, The Institute of Black Intellectual Innovation http://hss.fullerton.edu/ibii/about/ Heidi Zuckerman - Orange County Museum of Art www.ocma.art Genevieve Barrios Southgate - Bowers Museum https://www.bowers.org/
What's Next In Politics? An OC Forum Exclusive Event
What are the ripple effects of the 2022 midterms? Now that the dust of the elections has finally settled, what do the political agendas look like for both parties, and how are they interpreting the results? Tune in to the conversation as leaders on the frontline of Orange County's Democratic and Republican parties discuss these critical topics. Our special guests include our esteemed moderator Rick Reiff, Rusty Hicks (CA Democratic Party Chair), Randall Avila (OCGOP Executive Director), Shawn Steel (Republican Party National Committeeman), and Ajay Mohan (OC Democratic Party Executive Director). For more information regarding our upcoming events, visit our website at ocforum.org/events. Thank you for tuning in and we hope to see you at the next event!
Saving the Dream: Fostering Civil Discourse
Throughout generations, our nation has seen many periods of turmoil resulting in protests and demonstrations across the country. Now, after a worldwide pandemic, our issues have only grown more complex, and our ability to have civil, respectful discussions appears to be declining. After the recent attack on the US Capitol, it is no secret that political hostilities are at an all-time high. How do we bridge the ideological divide and bring all sides together? Are compromise and collaboration still possible in the face of a polarized political climate? Join OC Forum on Thursday, October 6th at 12 PM for the premiere of our latest virtual program, “Saving the Dream: Fostering Civil Discourse.” In this timely conversation, our panel of distinguished guests discuss the value of civil discussion and explore the Decision Point Method as a means for de-escalating political hostilities across all topics and policy issues. For more information on our speakers, visit the link below: https://www.ocforum.org/post/fostering-civil-discussion-guest-speakers Tune to hear more about our upcoming conversations by visiting ocforum.org.
Navigating Redistricting 2022 OC Elections
If you have not noticed the volume of political advertisements on television and across social media, the November midterm election is just around the corner! There is much at stake on the ballot, making the upcoming election one of the most consequential in years. Are you ready for election season? OCTax and OC Forum invite you to join us for an exclusive look at the upcoming OC Elections impacted by redistricting and to meet the Supervisorial District candidates in Districts 2, 4, and 5, looking to shape the future of Orange County. Tune in on Thursday, September 29 at 12 PM to learn more. For more information regarding our guest speakers, follow the link below: https://www.ocforum.org/post/navigating-redistricting-guest-speakers
Saving the Dream: Conquering PostPandemic Stress
Two years have passed since the pandemic started, but the words “COVID-19” and its variants continue to cause anxiety and fear. Despite restrictions being lifted, psychologists are still reporting high-stress levels among Americans. In addition to post-covid blues, financial stress is high among younger populations and minority groups who report feeling the brunt of rising gas prices, housing costs, and inflation. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and as we navigate the challenges that lie ahead, how can we support each other to relieve these ongoing stressors at work, at home, and in public? Join the OC Forum on Thursday, May 26th at 12 PM for the premiere of "Saving the Dream: Conquering Post-Pandemic Stress." Tune in to hear from our guest panel of visionaries as they discuss timely solutions to conquer post-covid blues. RSVP below to set a reminder! To learn more about our panel of speakers, visit the following link: https://www.ocforum.org/post/conquering-post-pandemic-stress-guest-speakers For more information on the resources discussed in today's program, check out the following sites below: Cigna Resilience Home Page https://cignaresilience.com/ Cigna Newsroom - Loneliness in America https://newsroom.cigna.com/loneliness-in-america Be Well OC Website https://www.bewelloc.org/ Be Well Campus Page https://www.bewelloc.org/wellness-campuses/ Disney Cast Life Blog https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/topics/disney-cast-life/ Silver Stress and Coping Lab Website https://sites.uci.edu/sscl/
Saving the Dream: Employee Wellness
If we have learned anything from "The Great Resignation," it is that caring for your staff translates into caring for your business. Companies are collectively pivoting to retain current employees while also attracting new ones by addressing childcare and hybrid scheduling demands. But what are the challenges that lie ahead for businesses trying to meet these needs? What role do we play in helping both our companies and employees grow? Join OC Forum for our second installment of our mini-series regarding employment in California, "Saving the Dream: Employee Wellness." Experience this timely conversation as our visionaries discuss solutions surrounding holistic employment and employee wellness approaches. For more information regarding our speakers visit the link below: https://www.ocforum.org/post/employee-wellness-guest-speakers Take advantage of the resources discussed in this program: For more information on childcare databases visit: care.com/careatwork OR https://www.chs-ca.org/for-families/child-care-referrals For information on Employment Trends visit: https://www.roberthalf.com/employment-trends-demand-for-skilled-talent Visit First 5 to learn more about their research: https://first5oc.org/childcare/ Thank you for tuning in! Be sure to subscribe to our channel and follow us on our website at ocforum.org.
Saving the Dream: Exploring New Water Solutions
California's natural resources, especially water, gear us towards being the eighth largest economy globally. Over the last 25 years, California voters have passed over $27 billion in water resource bonds. Unfortunately, water use efficiency continues to be Californians' most critical issue while balancing the needs of multiple interests, climate change, and population growth. How do we find a way to balance these needs? Is desalination a solution to California's water demands? If you missed OC Forum's "Exploring New Water Solutions" in-person luncheon, you can watch the conversation here. Experience the conversation as our panel of distinguished water experts discusses solutions for water in California.
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