Press coverage and media mentions. Legislation and community event coverage.
Cheryl founded the task force as a regional coalition of elected officials, city & county staff, youth, environmental activists, social activists, and front line communities to address the inequities and causes of the climate emergency.
The task force had the first of it’s five part series which brings together speakers and experts from different fields to have a conversation with attendees. The goal of this series is to create a list of actionable items on a multitude of topics that can be implemented at the community, organizational, city, and state levels.
There will be a final wrap-up webinar that will consolidate all of the action items and suggestions made during the workshops into legislation or continuation working groups.
To get involved or sign up for the next summit, please visit https://cemtf.org/
Here are the recordings from Summit #1 “Sustainable & Healthy Cities”
The Berkeley Daily Planet
Two different Berkeley neighborhoods reported incidents of Black Lives Matter signs being torn down in the last month, the same month The Way Christian Center on University Avenue was set on fire hours after placing a Black Lives Matter sign across its entrance. The Berkeley police investigated it as arson since “nobody was hurt.”
The chilling recognition that racism in Berkeley can take the same form it has taken against Black churches for hundreds of years and go unrecognized by Berkeley police clarifies several things. We need more informed leadership in the Berkeley Police Department and the City Manager’s office. We need to stand taller with Black churches and activists who speak out for justice. And we need to re-elect Cheryl Davila to the Berkeley City Council.
The Daily Californian
Berkeley City Councilmember Cheryl Davila is seeking reelection for 2020 and hopes to “change business as usual.”
As the only Black woman on the Berkeley City Council, Davila led efforts to ban tear gas use by the Berkeley Police Department and declared racism to be a public health crisis. With a second term, Davila aims to “transform” policing by diverting 50% of its funding to mental health and substance abuse services.
“I raise the issues that need to be lifted up,” Davila said in an email. “Four years isn’t long enough to accomplish goals, especially with the bureaucracy in the equation.”