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Updates due to COVID-19

Claudia Martinez  | Published on 3/19/2020
Dear CaCCCHE Community,
I hope you are well, given the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic we are all facing with our families, significant people, cultural centers, and campus communities. This is not an easy time, and I hope you’re finding support and comfort.
Summer Conference 2020
The health and safety of our CaCCCHE family and community of professionals are our highest priority as an organization. As such, the CaCCCHE board has decided to cancel the in-person Summer Conference at Cal Poly Pomona, scheduled originally for June 17-19, 2020. The decision is painful, but necessary, given the uncertainty with COVID-19, public events, and campus travel policies.
CaCCCHE Chats and Connections, Spring and Summer 2020
Knowing that community building, support, socializing, and connection are important for Cultural Centers professionals, and that many of us are working remotely currently, the CaCCCHE board is developing a number of opportunities for members to connect online and via phone. Some of these will begin as early as next week (week of March 23 and ongoing/weekly). Some will be provided during the week Summer Conference would have taken place.
Look for a notice early next week for both immediate and in-the-future opportunities to connect with CaCCCHE family via virtual/remote modalities.
CaCCCHE’s Future: Elections for 2020-2021
Though we face uncertainty on our campuses and in our communities, we want to maintain some sense of normalcy and hope for the future in CaCCCHE.
With that in mind, we plan to continue CaCCCHE elections for the 2020-2021 cycle. We are looking for CaCCCHE members to fill the following positions: 1) Secretary; 2) Members-At-Large (2 needed); 3) President Elect. We have a couple of appointed positions -- Treasurer-Elect and Media Coordinator -- that we seek interest in from members.
Look for a CaCCCHE Elections notice, timeline, and call for nominations on Friday, 3/20.
Moving Forward Together
These are unprecedented times we’re facing. CaCCCHE has weathered many challenges, including the recession and travel bans of early 2010s that almost caused CaCCCHE to end as an organization. We emerged stronger than ever then. We will do the same with the current COVID-19 pandemic, conference cancellations, and uncertainties of working remotely until who knows when. Together, we will persevere and move forward as Cultural Centers professionals and CaCCCHE.

Take care and talk soon.
Best,
Fred, President, and Board Members,
California Council of Cultural Centers in Higher Education (CaCCCHE), 2019-2020

California Council of Cultural Centers in Higher Education

a network of social justice educators & practitioners