GRANDPARENTS TAKE TO THE STREETS
By: Elisa Parker, Reinette Senum
NEVADA CITY, Calif. February 14, 2013 - Grandmothers and Grandfathers are hitting the streets of Nevada City. A campaign called The Grandmother Pledge was launched election day 2012 by See Jane Do's, Elisa Parker, former Nevada City Councilwoman and Mayor, Reinette Senum, also Chair of the Nevada City Sustainability Team, and Katherine Doolittle, The Grandmother Pledge Volunteer Coordinator.
The initial launch of The Grandmother Pledge was celebrated by 60 participants on the Boardwalk on Commercial Street, calling for the need to have Grandparents frequent the historic downtown and interact with homeless individuals, the disenfranchised, and many of our youth.
A 90-minute Introduction to The Grandparent Pledge Workshop has been designed to give a comprehensive overview of the groundbreaking program. Participants interested in a deeper understanding of challenges on the streets of Nevada City and available solutions are invited to attend this free 90-minute workshop, Saturday, February 23rd, 11am at Nevada City Hall Chambers.
"It's important to have inter-generational involvement because of what the grandparents can learn from the young and what the young can learn from the grandparents," said workshop presenter, Janice O'Brien, Vice President of Sierra Roots, a local homeless advocacy group. "It's about creating a wholeness of communication between the generations. It's necessary.
This is how it starts.