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2019 Northern California Cluster Conference

March 2019 Report

Get excited sorors, 2019 Northern California Cluster Conference planning is underway! We had the pleasure of connecting with our regional cluster conference leadership on March 5, 2019, and below are highlights and important information you’ll need to know from our call.

Date: October 11 & 12 - we will be shifting our October chapter meeting to accommodate these dates

Location: TBD - we are suggesting hotels directly in and right outside of San Francisco

Committees: We want all of our DZO sorors to have an active part in helping to make Madam Regional Director’s final Northern California cluster conference a success. Please take a look at the committees listed below and contact Soror Maya Galindo ( or Soror Erika Albury ( and let them know which committee(s) you are interested in joining.


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Next Steps:

  1. We have submitted suggested hotels to our regional liaison and will be working with her in the coming weeks to solidify the location

  2. Regular conference calls and further in-depth planning with the regional cluster committee will begin following regional conference later this month

Sisterly Submitted,

Soror Maya Galindo & Soror Erika Albury

N. California Cluster Conference Co-Chairman



Connections Report – March 2019

It is important to be involved with the Connection network. The Connection network is the communication arm of the International committee. The network is the method used to mobilize and inform Sorors about social and political issues requiring immediate attention. In order to facilitate timely communication, e-mail groups should be established at various levels [e.g. chairman, state coordinators and connection members].



International Chairperson-- Supreme Basileus, Directorate, Regional Representative

Reginal Representative---international Chairperson, Regional Director, Regional Connection Committee, State Coordinators, Chapter Connection Chairperson

State Coordinator--- Reginal Representative, Chapter Connection Chairman, Chapter Basilei, State Legislative Liaison

Chapter Connection Chairman—State Coordinator, Chapter Connection Committee, Chapter Members

Since this is WOMENS, Month, let’s give a shout out to the current Lieutenant Governor is “Eleni Kounalakis, who was sworn into office on January 7, 2019. The first woman elected to hold this office. Some of her duties is to serve as acting governor in his absence. The President of the California State Senate sits on or appoints representatives to many of the California regulatory commissions and executive agencies.

The connection committee held a conference call meeting on Tuesday, February 5th. The committee members implemented a Survey questionnaire that encourages Soros to be aware of their elected and appointed officials in their communities.

Our next meeting [conference call] will be on Tuesday, March 12. At 8:00 pm

Thanks, and have a great month.

Connection Chair: Soror Frances Luster

Members: Sorors Joyce Yarbough (Cochair), Anita Mayo, Jesslyn Wimbish, and Aurora Johnson

Behind every parent in jail or prison, there are children who are serving time as well.

Project WHAT! (PW) offers a place for those youth to learngrow, and advocate.


We have some exciting news for you. The Project WHAT! is hosting a free youth summit and we would love your help encouraging and recruiting young people to attend. Whether a child of an incarcerated parent or youth impacted by incarceration in the Bay Area, all are welcome!

The event itself is a one-day summit, titled WHAT WAY? DAT WAY!, taking place on Saturday, March 30th, 2019 at Impact Hub Oakland (2323 Broadway) from 11am - 4pm.

WHAT WAY? DAT WAY! will be an opportunity for youth impacted by incarceration to come together to support one another, build community, organize, and learn from each other in a safe and fun environment. The event will feature educational workshops, performances, art-making, an open-mic, and much more.

Youth interested in attending the summit can click here to register.

Immediately following the summit, Project WHAT! will host a screening of the film Tre Maison Dasan at the New Parkway Theater, including a post-screening panel with the filmmakers and members of the cast. The screening is free for youth who attend the summit. Other community members are invited to purchase tickets here. Refreshments will be provided!

From the film's website:

“Tre Maison Dasan is an intimate portrait of three boys growing up, each with a parent in prison. Told directly through the child’s perspective, the film is an exploration of relationships and separation, masculinity, and coming of age in America when a parent is behind bars.”

This event is made possible thanks to generous funding from the Akonadi Foundation and additional support from San Francisco Unified School District.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about attending, promoting, or supporting this event. We hope to see you there!

Best wishes,

The PW Team

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