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Community Forum on Racism and Interactions with Police in Petaluma

July, 17-18, 2020

Authors: Petaluma Chapter of the North Bay Organizing Project, Sonoma County Black Coalition, Indivisible Petaluma, Petaluma TIDE (Team for Inclusivity, Diversity and Equity in grades K-12).


In June 2020, Petaluma City Management held a Petaluma Policing Town Hall Virtual Meeting in response to the uprising for Black Lives and actions about policing and social justice. Many community members, and particularly BIPOC voices, felt that they were not heard. NBOP's Petaluma Table gathered community organizations to host a listening circle and forum that would hold space for voices from the BIPOC communities of Petaluma. Then, NBOP leaders and coalition members produced a report centering four recommendations for the City of Petaluma. 

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The Real State of the Response: A Brief on Disaster Response in Sonoma County

August 4, 2020

Authors: Gabriela Orantes, Belén Lopez-Grady, Susan Shaw, Susanna Pho

The disasters that struck Sonoma County in the last 2.5 years, and corresponding response by government and civil society, continue to  exacerbate deep inequalities in our community. Environmental events are not inherently unjust. Rather, vulnerability to the effects of disaster are informed by gender, ethnicity, language, socio-economic status, special needs, age, housing tenure, and (most importantly) the ways in which government, philanthropy, and civil society respond to residents.

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Sonoma County Eviction Fact Sheet

August 2, 2020

Authors: NBOP, Policy Link, Bay Area Equity Atlas

Read about the coming wave of evictions in Sonoma County. Thanks to Latinos Unidos del Condado de Sonoma, Policy Link and Bay Area Equity Atlas for supporting this data summary for Sonoma County.


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Sonoma County 2019 Disaster Response Report Card

Authors: NBOP's Immigrant Defense Task Force

At the Kincade Fires, the IDTF made on-the-ground and consultative assessment of how well the County disaster response applied our original recommendations. This report clearly shows the gaps that still exist in what the County says it should do and what it actually does. COVID-19 again revealed a complete disregard for immigrant and undocumented communities. This report card outlines policy recommendations and enforcement measures for a more equitable and just recovery during disasters.


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Recommendations for Sonoma County
Disaster Planning

Authors: NBOP's Immigrant Defense Task Force

The following recommendations came from these discussions led by the Immigrant Defense Task Force of NBOP and were endorsed by 15 community groups and organizations in the early months of 2018. Immigrant leaders from the Immigrant Defense Task Force made their rounds and went to over 25 meetings with individual County Supervisors, numerous County Agency Officials and Board of Supervisor meetings. And then to community presentations and policy efforts across the state. This report outlines recommendations made by immigrant people and allies on how the County response to future climate change-fueled disasters.

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