Since 2019, WELL’s monthly newsletter has evolved as a source of educational information, helping readers learn about current water challenges and solutions as well as advances in the water sector from within our communities. Moving forward, we are changing the name of our newsletter from The Splash to La Cascada! For those unfamiliar with the Spanish language, cascada means waterfall.
This change reflects our Latino/a culture, and is symbolic of our mission. A waterfall provides a steady source of water to lakes, rivers, and streams as part of the water cycle. In the same way, over the past 10 years WELL has created a network of elected officials and partners who have funneled their collective wisdom into a pool of knowledge. Every election cycle brings a new wave of leaders who, when connected to WELL, help expand this collected information and bring the education and tools needed to address water challenges in their communities. This work moves us forward, helping us to create the solutions needed to bring water equity to all Californians.
As we continue to progress, we take note that June marked the beginning of summer, family vacations, and graduation season. Unfortunately, for many in the United States, June 2022 will also be recognized as a backward step for women’s rights and gun safety advocates due to recent Supreme Court rulings. Losing on both of these fronts is a setback, but we must continue to advocate for these social health securities.
This month we also celebrated both LGBTQ+ month and Juneteenth. Pride Month honors the 1969 Stonewall riots and continues the work to achieve equal justice and opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) Americans. This Juneteenth we commemorated the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, while also remembering the work that is still needed to advance equity in the United States. These two communities have made great strides in our country even in the face of adversity.
June marks the end of our 10-year anniversary conference series. On June 10–11, WELL hosted the Southern California Conference at the WRD Albert Robles Center. Read below for more details on the conference. Thank you to all those who attended our conferences this year. We look forward to seeing everyone in person again next year.
Sí se puede,
Victor Griego Paul C. Hernandez
Founder and Board President Executive Director
Read more in our June Newsletter by clicking here.