Conversations Around the Fire

Join the Green Party of Sonoma County for
Conversations Around the Fire:
Rebuilding in a Fire Ecology


Monday, January 226 pm to 8 pm
Christ Church United Methodist, 1717 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa     contact - facebook - map

Join us for an evening of information sharing to address the daunting questions about rebuilding in a fire ecology and engaging support for a resilient recovery.

  • How do we plan thoughtfully and creatively to live cooperatively in a fire ecology?
  • What resources exist to help us?
  • How can we learn from our past?

Speakers include:

  • Julie Combs, Santa Rosa City Councilmember – on the role of local government
  • Dan Wade, Staff Attorney for United Policyholders – on navigating insurance claims
  • Laura Neish, 350 Sonoma County – on support for fire victims for rebuilding green
  • Mara Ventura, North Bay Jobs with Justice - on labor and immigrant rights during the rebuild
  • Edward Willie, ethnobotanist – on permaculture, native land management practices, and development in fire-prone areas
  • Ray Krauss, former County Planner – on historical planning for fire in Sonoma County
  • Teri Shore, Greenbelt Alliance – on a resilient rebuild & recovery that reduces fire risk and ideal locations for new housing

Free refreshments

There will be information tables about fire-resistant and eco-building materials, zero-net energy homes, affordable housing, cleanup standards, resource management, and efforts for a resilient recovery with the big picture of climate change in mind.

Jointly organized by:
* Green Party of Sonoma County
* Community Action Coalition of Sonoma County
* Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County
* Social Concerns Task Force of Christ Church United Methodist

For more information by phone, call 707-292-4233