GENup's "Students Together" Webinar Series comprises of multiple webinars held by our chapters. The series revolves around the theme of education equity and how students can promote fairer and more equal educational opportunities within their communities. Representatives from local organizations as well as local/state electeds and local/state appointed officials came together to be webinar participants, and GENup chapters made it a success. To learn more, watch some of our handpicked Chapter webinar archives below:
Interested in watching (or even rewatching!) a webinar? Check out the following archive of some of our participating chapters' webinars! Short summaries of topic (s) and speakers are below each chapter name, and click on the link to be directed to the youtube video!
GENup East Side Union
The purpose of ESUHSD's webinar was to teach students how to stay engaged in politics despite having the shelter-in-place. We were fortunate enough to have Nhada Ahmed from Californians For Justice and Veer Juneja from Empowering Youth Action speak at our event.
GENup Fremont's first webinar addressed issues in their local district, Fremont Union High School District, such as education inequity, funding, and how the coronavirus has impacted the 2020-2021 school year. FUHSD vice president, Bill Wilson, was the main speaker.
GENup Las Virgenes
GENup LVUSD was lucky enough to host a webinar featuring Mayor Alicia Weintraub. The content of this webinar included how the city of Calabasas responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, and their thoughts for the future.
A webinar on mental health during a pandemic led by students for students. GENup Sacramento featured Greg Garcia from CitiesRise and David Bane from the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
GENup San Francisco
GENup SF Webinar: San Francisco, a city with high socioeconomic diversity, must account for students in a variety of living conditions — many of which are unable to pursue their online schooling to the fullest due to external factors, including lack of technology and overcrowded homes. SFUSD Vice President Gabriela López and Student Delegate Shavonne Hines-Foster discuss students’ right to an education, accessibility of resources, and their actions to ensure quality education for all.
GENup San Ramon
GENup San Ramon's webinar series was created to inform their community on the major political, economic, and academic changes in our city due to COVID-19. They had Catharine Baker (Former Member of the California State Assembly), Ali Noorzad (Co-Chair of Diablo Valley College’s Young Democratic Socialists of America Chapter), Ann Katzburg (President of San Ramon Valley Education Association), Greg Marvel (President of SRVUSD Board of Education), and Josh Fryday (State of California's Chief Service Officer) as guest speakers in their series!
GENup Berkeley Collegiate
The purpose of GENup Berkeley Collegiate's webinar was to guide students on how to help their communities in the midst of social distancing and shelter-in-place. Local organizations discussed their various medical and food efforts that help vulnerable communities in need, inspiring students to volunteer and donate in their own capacities.
GENup East LA
GENup Palo Alto
GENUp PAUSD's webinar with Councilwoman Alison Cormack focused on the recent proposed budget cuts for student-run learning spaces, such as MakeX, and explored more about what it takes to get involved in local politics.
GENup West LA
GENUp West LA's webinar with IAmATeenVoter featured LA City Council President Nuri Martinez to discuses the new LA City Council Budget during COVID, and explored more about relevant education/social issues during COVID in Los Angeles.