RDA NOMINATED FOR THE OAKLAND INDIE AWARDS!

RDA NOMINATED FOR THE OAKLAND INDIE AWARDS!

May 3, 2013

RDA has been nominated for an Oakland Indie Award as a Social Changemaker!  The Oakland Indie Awards is a One PacificCoast Foundation initiative, in partnership with East Bay Express, encouraging people to recognize the community, economic, environmental and political impacts of supporting locally owned businesses and local artists.  For more information about the event, you can visit http://www.oaklandindieawards.com.  In the meantime, please enjoy our video submission to the judge’s panel and see you at the awards!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3L4_Ga6cDUI

One Small Planet

It is impossible to look back over the events of the past year and not viscerally feel the interconnectedness between ourselves, our families, our communities, and the rest of the world. The struggles of other countries, even other states, that once felt like distant concerns confined to the evening news now take on a different meaning. The pandemic and its economic devastation; the urgent cries for racial justice; the ever-increasing threat of wildfires, hurricanes, and other climate-change-driven disasters: these challenges belong to all of us.

safety net, public services, triage, strategy, prioritize, COVID-19

Moving from Crisis to Chronic

Six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are still operating in crisis mode. We are exhausted, and the items we put on the shelf are starting to stack up. It’s time to revisit our triage plans, no matter how planful or ad hoc, and re-evaluate our priorities and resources.