Community is Collective Care

Community Conversations: Communication as Care

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Thursday, March 4, 2021,
12pm - 1pm

Online via Zoom

Join a new online series celebrating the themes found within Community is Collective Care, the MAH's outdoor exhibition on view now.

Together with MAH Outreach Coordinator, Helen Aldana, and Santa Cruz County art, wellness, and healing practitioners we'll learn how the healing of yourself and others is an act of social justice.

This series will be hosted on Zoom throughout March, April, and May and is free to attend or a $5 suggested donation. You're invited to join the conversation or sit back and listen as we dive deeper into the different themes, resources, and stories featured in Community is Collective Care.

March 4th, Communication as Care

For this week's Community Conversation (CoCo) we have partnered with UCSC Geek Week and UCSC Restorative Justice. We will be joined and guided by Vicki Duval and Alex Belisario as we discuss the impact on, and importance of, communication and community in a time of Covid-19.

During this virtual conversation, if you find comfort in crafting we'll be sharing how to make mask expanders for anyone who would like to join.

Materials needed:

  • Needle
  • Thread
  • 2 flat buttons
  • A square of cotton fabric at least 4 by 4 inches
  • Pencil

If you are in or around Santa Cruz County we also have a limited amount of supplies available for pick-up. If you would like the materials, please email Helen Aldana at with the subject line: materials for CoCo.

Instructions for Mask Expanders Here

Register for CoCo Today
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Meet Our Collaborators

Geek Week is a week-long series of events and programs centered around various aspects of Geekdom. Broadly defined, the objectives for Geek Week explores intersections of identity and interests across different genres, and disciplines. It aims to create an inclusive and respectful community among peers with common interests. With an appreciation for the diverse cultural origins that comprise Geekdom, Geek Week hopes participants discover potential new interests and resources to enrich their co-curricular experiences by participating in events and programs occurring on campus or in the local Santa Cruz community. For questions or suggestions contact

The UCSC Restorative Justice Program offers students the opportunity to participate in an inclusive and effective dialogue process for addressing harm/conflict and building support within their community. The Restorative Justice process is voluntary and brings people together. Rather than a third party making a decision about the outcome, the actual parties involved in the situation make a decision together. The goal is to repair harm and make things right, for the individuals and the overall community.

CoCo Series Schedule

  • Thursday, March 4, 12-1:30pm | Communication as Care with UCSC Restorative JusticeRegister Here
  • Thursday, March 18, 6-7:30pm | Honoring Ancestral Gifts with Luna LeoRegister Here
  • Friday, April 2, 12-1:30pm | Envisioning and Creating Change with Ooli Crowbear – Register Here
  • Friday, April 16, 6-7:30pm | Acts of Service with Sam CunninghamRegister Here
  • May TBD | Respiramos Juntos con Yoga for All Movement(Sign-up Coming Soon)

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