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November 2020 Newsletter – SEACAA

Southeastern Association of Community Action Agencies

Spotlight on Community Action – November 2020
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Featured Articles
SEACAA Annual Conference

2020 SEACAA Virtual Annual Conference
November 3rd – November 6th

SpeakUp SEACAA! – Regional Stories that Inform, Empower and Inspire

Regional Stories that Inform, Empower and Transform: A Time of National Healing

Regional & National News

State updates

TN – Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee was recognized this past summer by the IRS as a TOP 5 community providing outreach to Limited English Proficiency Communities – read more.

MS – Victims of Pearl River flood feel they have been ignored, many still unable to return home and Pearl River Flood victims fear loss of investment in their homes as they rebuild, WLBT coverage

MS State Association Executive Director, Nicole W. Claiborne, says, "This flooding event has been overshadowed by COVID-19.  The families are still in need of resources as they work tirelessly to get back into their homes and community."  Donate Here (note your donation is for SEACAA flood victims).

NC – Remember When Being a Social Justice Warrior was a Good Thing?

NCCAA Communications Director and renown journalist, Barry Saunders, shares insights from the American Idealist documentary about the life of Sargent Shriver that aired during the conference.  He begs the question, "Remember When Being a Social Justice Warrior was a Good Thing?  Saunders speaks to why we should all be social justice warriors like Sargent Shriver and the need to rescue the "noble phrase."  KEEP SJW Alive!

KY – Rachel's Story of Hope and Survival, KCEOC Community Acton Partnership

KY – Regional Symposium sparks conversation to address diversity challenges

The Bowles Center for Diversity Outreach, Inc. recently partnered with NKYCAC to host a Regional Implicit Bias Symposium, a conversation about racial harmony, inclusion, how to enhance diversity in education, the workplace, and the community – watch the recording.

FL – The Florida Association for Community Action hosted nearly 300 attendees from the Florida Community Action Network, the Florida Weatherization Network, and all affiliates for the 40th Annual Training Conference, Aug. 12-13

SC – SCACAP & SCHS Annual Statewide Mid Fall Training Conference, Nov. 30 – Dec. 4

GA – The Georgia Community Action Association conducted their Virtual Board Strategic Planning Retreat September 24-25…Their work focused on GCAA Re-imagining the Future.

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COVID Response and Resources

At Home: Wellness Resources for Living a Healthy Life during the Pandemic

How to Better Cope With the Uncertainty of Today’s World, SUCCESS magazine

Thanksgiving In The Time Of COVID-19: To Grandmother's House Or No?, NPR


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