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June 1, 2019

On Saturday June 1, the Diversity Coalition attended the first 5 Cities Hope Pride Festival held at Heritage Park in Arroyo Grande.  The Coalition proudly exhibited at its booth among numerous other local social justice and activist organizations such as the 5 Cities Homeless Coalition,  as well as the Arroyo Grande City Police.


Local City and County Officials and Event Organizers included 

Supervisor Adam Hill, AG Mayor Caren Ray Russum, Grover Beach Mayor Jeff Lee, organizers Erica Andrade and Denise Aguilar, Arroyo Grande Council members Lan George, Kristen Barneich and Jimmy Paulding, Grover Beach Council Member Mariam Shah and Oceano Community Services Director Cynthia Replogle.


Almost the entire AG City Council is represented here by (from L-R) Lan George, Mayor Caren Ray Russom, Mayor Pro-Tem Kristen Barneich, and councilman Jimmy Paulding


Diversity Coalition Booth with Board Member Jane Rowland, with friend

Diversity Coalition Booth with Board Member Jane Rowland, with friend

May 22-23, 2019

On Wednesday and Thursday May 23rd, the Coalition hosted its first "Community Diversity Education and Training Program event in the San Luis Coastal School District.  At Morro Bay High School, Paul and Marion Wolff, local residents and Holocaust survivors presented their life stories to three separate Morro Bay High classes.  Each of the Wolffs -as children-suffered under Nazi tyranny.  This presentation was attended by Morro Bay High students taking either World History and/or American History.


Morro Bay High Lecture Hall


Paul Wolff

May 23, 2019

On Thursday May 23rd, at the quarterly Diversity Coalition Community Outreach meeting, Jessica Lynn, a world-renowned transgender advocate, educator, and activist appeared as he evening's keynote speaker.  Her experiences as a transgender woman and parent led her to dedicate her life to spreading awareness and acceptance for gender non-conforming communities around the world.


Jessica Lynn


Erica Stewart, City of San Luis Obispo's first African American Council woman, introduced Jessica Lynn


Jessica Lynn and Board President Rudy Xavier


Education Chair Kathy Minck updates the audience on Coalition Program progress. Seen at the lower right front is Joe Whitaker, Marketing Chair

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Jessica Lynn and Board Member Kathy Minck

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