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Orange County Health Department People of Color Caucus
Friday, October 25, 2019
1pm to 2pm
Southern Human Services Building – Room B

Good morning everyone! This is a reminder that POC Caucus has been rescheduled for next Friday from 1pm to 2pm in Room B, at Southern. Based on feedback from the group, we had to reschedule due to the Employee Appreciation Luncheon. 

Since we're not meeting today, I've included some links with more information about Indigenous Peoples Day, which was observed by many across the nation, on October 14th. 

  • Columbus Day (October 14th this year) is still a federal holiday but six states and many cities have replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day.  (Alaska, Minnesota, Vermont, South Dakota, Nevada and Maine)

Here are two links with more information.
All people of color who have completed REI’s Phase l workshop, Latinx Challenge, and/or training with OpenSource Leadership Strategies, Inc. are invited and encouraged to attend. For newer participants, please see our purpose outlined below – we look forward to welcoming you to our caucus!

And as usual, we hope the analysis from REI will help inform what we share, and we intend to create a protected space to speak openly, learn from one another, and heal together.

Happy Friday!

Krishnaveni Balakrishnan
Healthy Communities Healthy Homes Coordinator
POC Caucus Liaison
HPES Division

Questions? Comments? Want to connect but can’t attend? Something else?
Email Veni at


POC Caucus Meets Bimonthly:
First Wednesdays of each months @ 12 pm @ Whitted
Third Fridays of each month @ 1 pm @ Southern

Check out more details about OCHD’s POC Caucus


People of Color caucus in order to:

  • to build more meaningful, equitable relationships with each other
  • to deepen our analysis of systemic inequity, particularly regarding racism in the US
  • to process our experiences of oppression & internalized inferiority, moving towards healing 
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