Past Events

Immigration Reform at the Crossroads – Sonoma County Impacts and Response


We are at the crossroads of hope and fear for Sonoma County’s undocumented residents. After four years of the Trump administration demonizing immigrants, meaningful immigration reform is pending in Congress. Join us to hear about what this means for the young undocumented adults in our community who live with uncertain futures, directly from them.

Los Cien in partnership with Secure Families Collaborative will provide an insider Washington view of pending immigration reform and look at the challenges locally for taking advantage of new legislation. The panel discussion will include what legal help is available, the mental health toll of undocumented status, the types of documentation a person will need, and how we can work together as a community to assist the thousands of Sonoma County residents who may be eligible for relief.

When: Thursday, May 20th at 7:00pm PST

View the Recording: On Facebook.


Panel Moderator –  Lisa Carreno (Los Cien Board Member and United Way Executive Director)

  • Panelist – Margaret Flores McCabe, Executive Director of the Sonoma County Secure Families Collaborative,
  • Panelist – Nithya Nathan-Pineau, Policy Attorney and Strategist at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center,
  • Panelist – Luis Robles,  Sonoma State student and Collaborative Client, and
  • Panelist – Nubia Padilla, Executive Director of Humanidad Therapy and Education Services. Click here to view the slide deck for Humanidad Therapy and Education Services.

California Redistricting Commission & How it Affects Sonoma County and Northern California


Please join Los Cien, who in partnership with NALEO (National Association of Latino Elected Officials), will be presenting “California Redistricting 101”. This program will provide our viewers a basic understanding of California’s redistricting efforts promulgated by the enactment of the Voter’s First Act (2011).  We will discuss the creation, composition, and function of the 2020 California Citizens Redistricting Commission (CCRC). The CCRD is now responsible for drawing the district lines for the State Senate, Assembly, and State Board of Equalization which will be in effect for the next 10 years.

We will also proudly introduce Mr. Pedro Toledo (Petaluma, CA) who was selected as  1 of 4 14 Commissioners to sit on this committee.  Finally we will also cover basic information on how maps must be drawn, how YOU can participate in drawing YOUR own map for CCRC consideration, and all pertinent deadlines. Please join Los Cien at this informative event!

When: Thursday, April 22nd at 7:00pm PST

View the Recording: On FacebookClick here to view the slide deck.


  • Alvaro Hernandez – Executive Director of California’s Citizens Redistricting Commission
  • Pedro Toledo – Commissioner, California Citizens Redistricting Commission
  • Jacqueline Coto – State Director of Civic Engagement Policy – Policy, Research and Advocacy at NALEO Educational Fund

Congressman Thompson and Congressman Huffman, direct from Washington DC


Please join Los Cien on March 25th at a special time, 6:00 p.m., as we host Congressman Mike Thompson and Congressman Jared Huffman. The Congressmen will be joining us directly from Washington D.C. to discuss recent federal legislative action and its impact on Sonoma County. Discussion will range from recent $1.9T Stimulus Package, COVID-19 vaccine distribution, Minimum Wage Reform, and the aftermath of the 2020 Election. Please join us!

When: Thursday, March 25th at 6:00pm PST

Where: Online or on Facebook. To join us via Zoom, please register here!

The State’s Efforts Economic Recovery in Sonoma County


Addressing the COVID-19 pandemic has primarily focused on health care efforts, however, fostering Sonoma County’s economic recovery is also key to overcoming this crisis. Join Los Cien in a deep conversation with Sen. Mike McGuire and Sen. Bill Dodd on what efforts the State of California is currently undertaking to stabilize our local economy and promote a sustainable recovery in 2021. We will cover topic impacting individuals and businesses alike. Please register and join us today!

When: February, 25th at 7:00pm PST

Where: Online or on Facebook. To join us via Zoom, please register here!

Time to Reset-Sonoma County 2021


If the last few years have taught us anything it’s that the concept of “normal” is either non-existent or at the very least, ever changing. We have also learned that the only constant has been the resiliency of Sonoma County, its people, and its institutions in moving forward. Sure, 2020 left a lot of baggage but 2021 is time to Review and Reset and to Act.

Los Cien is Proud and Honored to present a program with 3 prominent and distinguished leaders that will guide a general conversation regarding Status and Proximate future of Sonoma County and its government, health, and economy. A very special Conversation for all of us to learn what each one of us can do to work together in creating a great place for all of our Families. Let us Introduce our very special speakers and panel!

  • Lynda Hopkins – Sonoma County Board of Supervisor Chairwoman
  • Sheba Person-Whitley – Executive Director of Sonoma County’s Economic Development Board (EDB)
  • Barbie Robinson – Director of Sonoma County’s Department of Health Services (DHS)
  • Dr. Sundari Mase – Public Health Division Director for Sonoma County DHS
  • Dr. Urmila Shende – Chief of Vaccine Program, Sonoma County DHS

View the recording on Facebook HERE.

THE COLOR OF LAW / EL COLOR DE LEY – A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America


November 11, 2020 at 6pm – View the Recording Here

Los Cien in collaboration with Generation Housing are proud to present an insightful conversation with Author & Speaker Richard Rothstein

In THE COLOR OF LAW, Richard Rothstein argues with exacting precision and fascinating insight how segregation in America is the byproduct of explicit government policies at the local, state, and federal level. To scholars and social critics, racism in our neighborhoods has long been viewed as a manifestation of unscrupulous real estate agents, unethical mortgage lenders, and exclusionary covenants working outside the law. This is what is commonly known as “de facto segregated,” practices that were the outcome of private, not legal or public policy, means. Yet, as Rothstein breaks down in case after case, until the last quarter of the twentieth century de facto paled in comparison to de jure (government-sponsored) segregation.

At every step of the way, Rothstein demonstrates, the government and our courts upheld racist policies to maintain the separation of whites and blacks. Leading to the powder keg which has defined Ferguson, Baltimore, Charleston, and Chicago.  THE COLOR OF LAW is not a tale of Red versus Blue states. It is sadly the story of America in all of its municipalities, large and small, liberal and reactionary.


Richard Rothstein is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and a Fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. He lives in California, where is a Fellow of the Haas Institute at the University of California–Berkeley.


EL COLOR DE LEY:  La Historia Olvidada de Cómo Nuestro Gobierno Segrego los Estados Unidos

11 de Noviembre de 2020 a las 6pm (webinar GRATUITO)

Los Cien en colaboración con Generation Housing se enorgullecen de presentar: Autor y orador – Richard Rothstein

En EL COLOR DE LA LEY, Richard Rothstein argumenta con precisión y una visión fascinante de cómo la segregación en Estados Unidos es el subproducto de políticas gubernamentales explícitas a nivel local, estatal y federal. Para los eruditos y los críticos sociales, el racismo en nuestros vecindarios ha sido visto durante mucho tiempo como una manifestación de agentes inmobiliarios sin escrúpulos, prestamistas hipotecarios poco éticos y convenios excluyentes que trabajan fuera de la ley. Esto es lo que comúnmente se conoce como“segregado de facto”, prácticas que fueron el resultado de medios privados, no legales o de política pública. Sin embargo, como Rothstein presenta en caso tras caso, hasta el último cuarto del siglo XX, segregación de facto  palidecó  en comparación con la segregación de jure (patrocinada por el gobierno).

En cada paso del camino, Rothstein demuestra que el gobierno y nuestros tribunales defendieron políticas racistas para mantener la separación de blancos y negros. Estos actos had procido explosvos resultados definidos por ejemplo en Ferguson, Baltimore, Charleston y Chicago. EL COLOR DE LA LEY no es una historia de estados rojos contra azules. Es tristemente la historia de Estados Unidos en todos sus municipios, grandes y pequeños, liberales y reaccionarios.


Richard Rothstein es investigador asociado del Instituto de Política Económica y miembro del Thurgood Marshall Institute del NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Vive en California, donde es miembro del Instituto Haas de la Universidad de California-Berkeley.

Post Election Wrap-Up – What Just Happened?!


Join us to discuss post-election results with one of California’s premier political consultants, Christian Garcia of Tramutola Advisors. Christian and his team have been registering Latino voters in key congressional districts, supporting youth organizers in passing tax measure throughout the Bay Area, and getting out the vote for important “down ballot” races and measures for decades. Come learn what Christian and his team saw this election cycle and learn how we can continue to strategize, organize and mobilize and for increased equity in our communities during, and outside of, election years.


  • Christian Garcia, Lead Strategist at Tramutola Advisors

Register by Clicking Here

Date: Thursday, November 5 from 7-8pm


Staying Alive – Real Cost Measures of Living in Sonoma County


A program produced in collaboration with United Way. There are more Californians living in poverty than most people think. Poverty is grossly undercounted across the nation, but especially so in California, since most Californians live in high cost areas. In Sonoma County more than 25% of households  (37,000+) are living below the ‘real cost measure’ index. Please join us to discuss how the ‘real cost index’ measures can serve to change policies that begin to address these socio-economic inequities.

  • Speakers
    • Peter Manzo – President and CEO of United Ways of California
    • Henry Gascon – Director, Program and Policy Development at United Ways of California.

View the Presentation Slides Here

Date: Thursday, October 22nd from 7-8pm

Security of Our Voting Process & The Power of the Latinx Vote!


Is Sonoma County’s voting system secure? Will my mail-in ballot be counted one, twice, or at all? Will I be safe if I vote in person? What is the Latinx community’s power and influence in the upcoming elections? How do I run for an elected office in Sonoma County? What can I expect? All these questions and more will be addressed by our experienced panel.

Date: Thursday, October 8th from 7-8pm

Equity In Education: Supporting Sustainable Solutions


Join Los Cien on Sept. 3 at 7pm for a discussion about closing the gaps that exist in our education system that have been further highlighted/exacerbated by virtual learning and school re-openings. These longstanding, and emerging disparities impede our community’s ability to provide adequate education to our youth – the leaders of tomorrow, the constructors of our future. From early childhood education to high school, our most vulnerable students are being left behind. In this program, we will explore the challenges and solutions local business and education leaders are forwarding to foment equity in education for Sonoma County families, youth and beyond. 

Event speakers:

Una Conversación Comunitaria Interactiva
Desde la educación infantil hasta el bachillerato, nuestros estudiantes más vulnerables se están quedando atrás. En este programa, exploraremos los desafíos y las soluciones que los líderes empresariales y educativos locales están creando para fortalecer la equidad en la educación para las familias, los jóvenes y más del Condado de Sonoma.
  • Socorro Shiels, superintendente del Distrito Escolar Unificado del Valle de Sonoma
  • Amy Jones-Kerr, superintendente del Distrito Escolar de Roseland
  • Dra. Diann Kitamura, Superintendente de las Escuelas de la Ciudad de Santa Rosa
  • Ananda Sweet, Cámara Metropolitana de Santa Rosa
  • Rachel Icaza, Biblioteca Pública del Condado de Sonoma


School District Home Pages

School Reopening Roadmaps

Free School Lunch Programs

Emotional & Mental Health Support

Tech Support

Understanding The Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO)


We are proud to present yet another program in our series addressing race and social justice reform. The topic this time will be the Community’s ability to create, implement, and participate in a robust law enforcement oversight program. The Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO) was established by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on September 15, 2015. IOLERO was a direct Community and Government response to the tragic shooting of Andy Lopez in 2013.

Recently, the Supervisors formed an ad hoc committee to consider changes to the IOLERO’s ordinance in order to strengthen its ability to perform its intended function – law enforcement oversight in Sonoma County. The Board is considering changes proposed by IOLERO’s director, provisions included in the Evelyn Cheatham Ordinance and input from the community which support greater independence, increased funding, clear authority, and unfettered access to the information and staff needed to accomplish the agency’s mission of oversight of the Sonoma County Sheriffs’ Department. The Board of Supervisors is considering whether to make these changes directly through a Board of Supervisors’ amendment or by placing the Evelyn Cheatham Ordinance on the November 2020 ballot (with or without modifications).

Please join us July 30, 2020 at 7pm for panel discussion on IOLERO. Click here to register.

The conversation will be led by

  • Lorez Bailey (current member of IOLERO’s Community Advisory Council) and will include:
  • Karlene Navarro (Executive Director of IOLERO),
  • Sylvia Lemus (founding member of the IOLERO’s Community Advisory Council)

*** This program is focused on the (1) Political Participation and (2) Neighborhood Engagement components of the Latino Scorecard***

Estamos orgullosos de presentar otro programa en nuestra serie que aborda la reforma de justicia racial y social. El tema esta vez será la capacidad de la Comunidad para crear, implementar y participar en un programa sólido de supervisión de las fuerzas del orden. La Oficina Independiente de Difusión y Revisión a la Aplicación de Ley (IOLERO) fue establecida por la Junta de Supervisores del Condado de Sonoma el 15 de septiembre de 2015. IOLERO fue una respuesta directa de la Comunidad y del Gobierno al trágico tiroteo de Andy López en 2013.

Recientemente, los Supervisores formaron un comité ad hoc para considerar los cambios en la ordenanza que estabilizo IOLERO con el fin de fortalecer su capacidad para llevar a cabo su función prevista – supervisión de la aplicación de la ley en el condado de Sonoma. La Junta está considerando los cambios propusestos por la directora de IOLERO, proviciones incluidos en la Ordenanza de Evelyn Cheatham, y sugerencias de la comunidad que apoyan una mayor independencia, mayor financiación, autoridad clara y acceso sin restricciones a la información y al personal necesarios para cumplir la misión de supervisión del Departamento del Sheriff del Condado.

La Junta de Supervisores está considerando si hacer estos cambios directamente por enmienda or por colocar la Ordenanza de Cheatham puedeen la boleta electoral de Noviembre de 2020 (con o sin modificaciones).

Por favor, únase a nosotros el 30 de julio, 2020 a las 7:00 p.m. para esta conversación sobre IOLERO.

La conversación será encabezada por:

  • Lorez Bailey (actual miembro del Consejo Asesor Comunitario de IOLERO)
  • Karlene Navarro (Directora Ejecutiva de IOLERO),
  • Sylvia Lemus (miembro fundador del Consejo Asesor Comunitario de IOLERO)*** Este programa se centra en los (1) componentes de Participación Política y (2) Compromiso Vecinal de la Tarjeta de Puntuación Latina***

Click here to register.

Identifying Racial/Social Determinants Impacting Healthcare


Los Cien is excited to kick-off a series of programs to  support our community in discussing racial/social disparities. We are living in unprecedented times. Los Cien believes candid conversations on racial issues provide a learning opportunity for all. Join us on July 16, 2020 starting at 7pm as we begin Identifying Racial/Social Determinants Impacting Healthcare.

This program will explore health disparities and share a model to improve outcomes. Our moderators will be Gricelda Correa of Santa Rosa Community Health and Dr. Mary Maddux-Gonzalez will lead a discussion with local healthcare professional exploring how these systemic issues impact the delivery of healthcare and health outcomes in our community.

Los Cien se complace en lanzar una serie de programas para apoyar a nuestra comunidad en la discusión de las disparidades raciales / sociales. Estamos viviendo en tiempos sin precedentes. Los Cien cree que las conversaciones sinceras sobre temas raciales brindan una oportunidad de aprendizaje para todos. Únase a nosotros el 16 de julio de 2020 a partir de las 7 p.m. a medida que comenzamos a identificar los determinantes raciales / sociales que afectan la atención médica.

Este programa explorará las disparidades de salud y compartirá un modelo para mejorar los resultados. Nuestros moderadores serán Gricelda Correa de Santa Rosa Community Health y la Dra. Mary Maddux-Gonzalez dirigirá una discusión con profesionales de la salud locales para explorar cómo estos problemas sistémicos impactan la entrega de resultados de salud y salud en nuestra comunidad.

Slide Deck: What is home healthcare? – Gricleda Correa, Santa Rosa Community Health

Slide Deck: Identifying Racial/Social Determinants Impacting Healthcare – Dr. Mary Maddux-Gonzalez

Día de Los Cien 10 Year Anniversary


Dia De Los Cien: Our 10 Year Anniversary

Please join us to celebrate 10 years of serving and engaging the Community.

As we embark on our tenth year, this is a time to reflect on where we have been and what the future brings. We invite you to celebrate with us. From the backroom of Mary’s Pizza in Santa Rosa to multiple venues convening together, learning together and finding solutions together.

The journey continues but it is time to celebrate.  

Register Today!

6th Annual State of the Latino Community


Roseland Production, Preservation & Protection


How do we preserve and protect Roseland while simultaneously producing more housing and business options for current and future residents?

Event Slidedeck

Environmental Stewardship


What is the connection between health and access to the outdoors? How are local organizations ensuring and encouraging equitable access to our region’s incredible parks and open spaces?

Join some of our community’s environmental leaders as we explore issues of environmental and community stewardship at our next luncheon. Helping us explore this topic are Dr. Lisa Micheli President and CEO of the Pepperwood PreserveNeal Ramus from the Sonoma County Land Trust, Omar Gallardo of LandPathsAmy Jolly from the Center for Climate Protection, and Irma Cuevas from Sonoma County Regional Parks.

Housing Equity & Accountability


November 2018 we hosted the Equity in Housing Forum. The house was packed and much was shared, discussed and committed to. Now it is March, and we are holding ourselves and our community partners accountable – reconvening stakeholders to learn what progress has been made, the challenges that are emerging and what lies ahead.

Profile of Sonoma Slide Deck

Marin Latino Leaders


We want to take this moment to thank those who attended our

“The vision of our new DA in Marin County and the Latino community” luncheon last week with Lori Frugoli. Truly a great conversation with Lori and community.

In the month of March are looking into law enforcement with our “A Conversation with, Marin County Sheriff Doyle” luncheon. This is a great opportunity to converse and welcome Sheriff Robert Doyle to questions around the work the Sheriffs office holds in Marin County.  Please save the date for March 20th as we look forward to a great luncheon and welcoming our community members to participate.

Doors will open at 11:30am with lunch served at 12 and end at 1:30 sharp. We will be meeting at San Rafael Joe’s at 931 4th Street, San Rafael . Parking is available in the Parking structure behind San Rafael Joes.  We have put together a lineup of guest speakers for the next few months that will be both, informative and inspiring.  You are welcome to network before and after the presentation. I hope to see you all there.

Marin Latino Leaders Purpose

Marin Latino Leaders was created to support and elevate the Latino voice in Marin County by recognizing leadership though networking opportunities that empowers the sharing of their challenge and success. It is a platform to raise one voice for political, social, educational, and economic change for the enhancement of the Latino Community. Marin Latino Leaders is committed to make this a successful entity by featuring speakers that have succeeded in their careers and have contributed to the community.

Upcoming dates for you to mark your calendars:

  • March 20th, 2019: A Conversation with, Marin County Sheriff Doyle
  • April 17th, 2019
  • May 15th, 2019
  • June 19th, 2019
  • September 18th, 2019
  • October 16th, 2019
  • December 18th, 2019

There is a $25 fee to cover lunch expenses- Please bring cash, preferably. If you RSVP and cannot make it for any reason, please let me know at least 2 days before the luncheon. If you do not let us know that you cannot attend, we will need to bill you for the cost of the lunch.

Thank you all so much for your continued Support and hope to see you at the Next Marin Latino Leaders Luncheon.

Tus Amigos,

Yolanda, Saga, Yoli, y Hugo

Latinx Impact On Local & State Politics


2018 was an exciting year for Latino political leaders locally, regionally, around the state and throughout the nation. This February we will be joined by nationally recognized political strategist, Mike Madrid, to help us explore the trends, impacts, and future of the Latinx vote in the USA.

After Mike shares his data and analysis with us, we will be joined by a panel of local leaders, including Councilwoman Esther Lemus, Councilwoman Marta Cruz, Student Leader Jacquelyn Torrez, and Santa Rosa School Board member Omar Medina, moderated by SCOE Board Trustee Herman G. Hernandez.

These emerging political leaders will discuss the challenges, opportunities, keys to their political success, and plans for making an impact in office.

WHERE: The Flamingo Resort, Santa Rosa
WHEN: February 15th, 10:30am-1pm
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Latinos’ Access to Healthcare & Wellbeing


Mental and physical health are vital ingredients in creating a healthy community. This January we will be convening health leaders to explore the challenges, opportunities, and work being done to increase access to the health and wellness resources needed to heal our individual and community-wide traumas and illnesses.

To lead this conversation, we invite Todd Salnas, CEO of St. Joseph Health, Karissa Moreno from the Center for Wellbeing, Lupe Navarro from Latino Service Providers, Gaby Bernal from Santa Rosa Community Health, Eliseo Rivas from LGTBQI Connections and Cindy Berrios from the YWCA to the table to help us explore the drivers and barriers to increasing our community’s access to improved health and wellbeing.

WHERE: The Flamingo Resort, Santa Rosa
WHEN: January 24th, 10:30am-1pm

Equity in Housing


In order to grow economic opportunity and build an inclusive economy, we must meet the housing needs of our community. To realize this vision, we all have to work together and imagine what a more inclusive community looks like, and then work hard to bring this vision into fruition.

To further this conversation, we are bringing Ben Metcalf, Director for the California Department of Housing and Community Development and many other local, state and federal officials to the table to explore and better understand the unique housing issues and opportunities facing our community.

WHERE: The Flamingo Resort, Santa Rosa
WHEN: November 1st, 10:30am-1pm

5th Annual State of the Latino Community


5th Annual Latino Cultural Experience


Diversity in Hiring


Beyond College Readiness


The 2020 Census


Economic Impact of DACA


Sheriff’s Candidate Forum


Education Trailblazers


100th program with Kevin DeLeon


DACA Converstation w/Thompson&Huffman


4th Annual State of Latinos


Latino Cultural Experience


Fair Flower show


Conversation on Immigration


Youth Education/Civic Engagement


Community Engagement – critical conversations


Legislative Update


Election results


New Consul General of Mexico


County-wide Police Chiefs discussion


3rd annual State of Latino Community


3rd annual Latino Experience


Fair Flower show


Los Cien Strategic Plan Presentation


Universal Preschool


County-wide City Managers Panel


Legislative Update


Annexation/Southwest Santa Rosa


College and Arminana recognition


Local politics


2nd Annual State of Latino Community


Latino Heritage Experience


Fair Flower show


Legislative Roundup


Education Recap


SR Symphony


Pending annexation


Inaugural State of Latinos


WF Independence Festival


Latino Cultural event


Flower Show at Fair


Year-end Educational recap


The Puente & Ganas Awards

Join us as Los Cien presents the 2019 Puente & Ganas Awards! A local honoring service to Sonoma County individuals and organizations who have demonstrated consistent effort to bridge and advocate on behalf of our Latino community. The annual winners are selected by a committee of community members as well as Los Cien Board Members.

Register Here for the 2019 Puente & Ganas Awards

Supervisorial Candidate Forum

Join us as we learn about the candidates for County Supervisorial Districts 1, 3 and 5.

WHEN: Feb. 14th, 10:30am – 1pm

WHERE: The Flamingo Resort

Register Today!