Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 22
12:00–1:00 pm

Brown Bag Lunch: Considering ways to support a bond measure | For TOGETHER advocacy members

There is momentum building for a state-wide climate resilience bond measure that could potentially be on the November 2024 ballot. With input and participation from our policy committee––which all of our nonprofit, Native Tribe & organizations, and local public agency members are invited to participate in––we are considering ways to support the legislative effort in the next two months and, if the legislation passes, in a campaign this fall. We want to hear from our advocacy members! We want to learn about how your organization is or could potentially contribute financially or in kind. And we want to hear your questions and ideas.

You are invited to attend a virtual Brown Bag Lunch to learn more, ask questions, and discuss this opportunity. Anyone who works for a TOGETHER Bay Area nonprofit, Native Tribe & organizations, and local public agency member is welcome, no prior policy experience is required. There are no dumb questions! Bring your lunch and join us online!

Register here

Tuesday, June 25
3:00–4:20 pm

Wildfire Data Working Group Session | Open to everyone

WDWG is focused on regional coordination of data collected before, during, and after wildfires for informed decision making by land management organizations and agencies. TOGETHER Bay Area convenes this working group of data compilers to learn from one another, share information, and build our regional understanding of the impacts of fire on the land. This will be Part 1 of 2 and will focus on data needs for patch and preserve-level species monitoring and recovery strategies.

To participate, email [email protected]. These meetings are open to everyone.

Advocacy

Brown Bag Lunch: Considering ways to support a bond measure
Wednesday, May 22, 12:00–1:00 pm on Zoom | For TOGETHER advocacy members

There is momentum building for a state-wide climate resilience bond measure that could potentially be on the November 2024 ballot. With input and participation from our policy committee––which all of our nonprofit, Native Tribe & organizations, and local public agency members are invited to participate in––we are considering ways to support the legislative effort in the next two months and, if the legislation passes, in a campaign this fall. We want to hear from our advocacy members! We want to learn about how your organization is or could potentially contribute financially or in kind. And we want to hear your questions and ideas.

You are invited to attend a virtual Brown Bag Lunch to learn more, ask questions, and discuss this opportunity. Anyone who works for a TOGETHER Bay Area nonprofit, Native Tribe & organizations, and local public agency member is welcome, no prior policy experience is required. There are no dumb questions! Bring your lunch and join us online!

Register here

Policy Learning Sessions

TOGETHER Bay Area is thrilled to announce the plan for new Policy Learning Sessions. These sessions will share information and resources to grow our members’ collective capacity for advocacy as TOGETHER Bay Area.

Each session will be engaging and informative, covering topics that are core to TOGETHER Bay Area’s work building legislative relationships and advocating for policies and funding on behalf of its regional goals and membership.

Learning Sessions will be designed for a wide audience including people new to the policy world as well as seasoned communications/marketing folks (and there may be an online after-party for policy wonks who want to geek out in the weeds). Staff and board members who are eligible to participate in TOGETHER’s advocacy program (nonprofits, Native Tribes & organizations, and local public agencies) are invited!

Centering Relationships in Advocacy
Thursday, May 30, 11:00 am–12:00 pm

TOGETHER Bay Area practices a different kind of advocacy: one that centers relationships and collaboration. Join the TOGETHER team and guests to learn about how we do this! We will share and practice simple ways to build meaningful relationships with legislators, staff, and agencies. You’ll gain insights that will help your advocacy efforts locally and regionally! Staff and board members who are eligible to participate in TOGETHER’s advocacy program (nonprofits, Native Tribes & organizations, and local public agencies) are invited.

Register here

Landmark California Environmental Policies
September 2024–More information coming soon!

For people interested in geeking out on policy, or having an umbrella view of California’s big environmental policy impacts, join TOGETHER Bay Area’s Policy Coordinator Jessica Little as she reviews the major State policies that filter down to affect all of our local work.

Policy Committee

Our Policy Committee meets every other Thursday to advocate effectively towards our policy priorities through values-driven, collaborative, inclusive participation of our coalition’s members. TOGETHER Bay Area encourages individuals from a variety of member organizations and with various levels of policy expertise to participate in the Policy Committee – it is an active learning, listening, and sharing space.

To participate, email [email protected]. Staff and board members who are eligible to participate in TOGETHER’s advocacy program (nonprofits, Native Tribes & organizations, and local public agencies) are invited!

Regional Habitat Goals

Wildfire data working group

Wildfire Data Working Group

Since April 2021, we have convened regular calls with professionals at nonprofits, public agencies, and companies who compile data about wildfire on the landscape. We meet every other months for 80 minutes to hear from speakers and facilitate regional conversations about timely topics.

Our next Working Group session will be on Tuesday, June 25 from 3:00–4:20 pm on Zoom. To participate, email [email protected]. These meetings are open to everyone.

Regional Coordination

More events coming soon!

Tribal Alliances

Right Relations

Right Relations is a 9-month, cohort-based program that supports alliances with local Native American communities through learning, action, and community. We are catalyzing collective action for healthy lands, people, and communities and building the region’s capacity to strengthen Tribal sovereignty. This program is designed specifically for TOGETHER Bay Area members in partnership with Redbud Resource Group. See the calendar for Phase One here and for Phase Two here

Going Beyond Land Acknowledgments 

Going Beyond Land Acknowledgements is an interactive 2.5 hour workshop for individuals seeking to grow their allyship with Native peoples. Participants learn about the strengths and limitations of land acknowledgements and explore concrete, action-oriented strategies for building connections with Native communities and organizations.

Individuals working for TOGETHER Bay Area member organizations are invited to participate in one of the following online workshops:

  • Tuesday, August 6, 2024, 10:00 am–12:30 pm 
  • Tuesday, November 5, 2024, 10:00 am–12:30 pm

TOGETHER Bay Area has reserved 10 spots at each of the workshops for people who work for our member organizations. Anyone who works at our member organizations can apply: all departments, at any level. There is no cost for TOGETHER members to attend as part of this program. Please email [email protected] to reserve your space in a GBLA workshop. First come, first served!