by Kathleen Shore, D.O.. Co-Founder of Justice for All VC
On Jan.20, at 10am Justice For All VC is hosting another dynamic community event at Plaza Park in Downtown Ventura. “Ventura County Rising” will bring us back together once the smoke has cleared and the ashes have settled. It will be a celebration of the first responders and community activists who have kept us safe and fed. It will be a time of healing. And it will be a political rally that addresses the environmental factors that allowed such a vicious fire to uproot our community.
The event aims to bring community members both awareness and inspired action items that can help heal the people of the county, can strengthen the stability of the state and especially the nation and earth. The gathering is about community action ~ building and rebuilding community – offering resources and tangible ‘calls to action’.
On a local level, the Thomas fire has affected everyone and we recognize that the conditions for this fire are connected to environmental practices that need to be addressed on a national and global level. The interconnectedness of the factors that caused the fire to reach in to the economic sphere, the political/rights sphere and the cultural sphere.
Last year we focused on assuring Ventura County that we were going to stand together against any political winds that might reverse decades of social progress. Justice For All has worked tirelessly on these fronts in the last year. Join us in continuing to make Ventura County the best place to live.