UCI Community Resilience Projects hosted Rosa González as a Visiting Community Scholar February 18-23, 2020. Rosa González is a senior fellow at the Movement Strategy Center and the founder of Facilitating Power, a consultancy designed to cultivate, through deep partnership, the practice & pedagogy of a living democracy. She works with organizations, foundations, and collaborative initiatives to build the capacity for culturally rooted, collaborative leadership to advance whole systems solutions. She is dedicated to fundamental shifts towards health & balance at all levels from the personal to the structural. She wrote the Framework on Community-Driven Climate Resilience Planning, in collaboration with climate justice leaders from around the country, and is working to deepen collaboration between the public and private sectors at the local level through multiple place-based initiatives. She is currently working on her first book, titled: SEED, HARVEST, WEAVE Facilitative Leadership for a Living Democracy.
As a Visiting Community Scholar in February 2020, Rosa shared Facilitating Power’s Spectrum of Community Engagement to Community Ownership. The purpose of the visit was to advance various collaborations that involve UCI Community Resilience Projects on and off campus. While here, Rosa worked with students, faculty, staff, and community collaborators affiliated with UCI Community Resilience Projects; Sustainability Resource Center; Student Housing; academic units such as Public Health, Chicano/Latino Studies, Urban Planning, and Law; and several community organizations external to the University.
UCI Community Resilience Projects is honored to host Rosa as a 2021 Visiting Community Scholar to continue watering the seeds planted during her 2020 visit.