Assemblymember Kansen Chu will host a series of virtual town halls in English, Vietnamese, and Spanish in partnership with San Jose City Councilmembers Sylvia Arenas and Magdalena Carrasco, the California Department of Public Health, and the Santa Clara County and Alameda County Public Health Departments. Each one-hour virtual town hall will provide attendees with detailed information about the WIC program, such as eligibility requirements and how to apply.
The WIC program serves to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to the age of 5 who are at nutritional risk. The program provides assistance for nutritious food, information on healthy eating, breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals to health care and other community programs at no cost.
“During these challenging times, it is important that every family have food on their table and know that there are resources available for them,” said Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D-Milpitas). “I want to provide information about this valuable program for moms with infants and children. It is also important to recognize how diverse our district is and how language access is so essential to ensuring equal access to services and assistance programs. This is why I am hosting town halls in multiple languages to ensure that more people in our community can access the support they need.”
“WIC provides vital access to nutrition to the most vulnerable in our society — as well as providing nutrition education to prepare our youngest community members for lifelong health. Communities of color have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19, as well as by longstanding health disparities. WIC is a vital resource for families and a tool to help improve health and equity in our community — during COVID and beyond,” Councilmember Arenas said. “I am honored to join Assemblymember Kansen Chu to co-host the WIC Town Hall, with cultural and linguistic competency for our Spanish speaking families. Please join this event, and please join me in advocating at City Hall for more resources to support our most vulnerable families.”
Attendees can tune into the virtual town halls by Zoom, phone, or Facebook Live.
WHAT: Virtual Town Halls on the Women, Children, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program in English, Vietnamese, and Spanish
WHEN: Monday, October 12 from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Virtual Town Hall in English
Tuesday, October 13 from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Virtual Town Hall in Vietnamese
Thursday, October 15 from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Virtual Town Hall in Spanish
WHERE: English Virtual Town Hall
Date: Oct 12, 2020 03:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Zoom Link: https://tinyurl.com/wiccakc
By phone: 1-669-900-6833; Access Code: 989-4609-6918
Vietnamese Virtual Town Hall
Date: Oct 13, 2020 03:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Zoom Link: https://tinyurl.com/wicviet
By phone: 1-669-900-6833; Access Code: 970-0666-8518
Spanish Virtual Town Hall
Date: Oct 15, 2020 03:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Zoom Link: https://tinyurl.com/wicsp
By phone: 1-669-900-6833; Access Code: 997 3592 3703
Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/AmKansenChu/live_videos
Note: You do not need a Facebook account to watch the event. You can watch live on Facebook at the above link.
WHO: Assemblymember Kansen Chu
Virtual Town Hall on WIC in English
Councilmember Sylvia Arenas, San Jose City Council
Joel Reynolds, California Department of Public Health
Kinjal Patel, California Department of Public Health
Catherine Burmeister Loera, Santa Clara County Public Health Department
Kathleen Willkom, Alameda County Public Health Department
Virtual Town Hall on WIC in Vietnamese
Kathy Lee, Santa Clara County Public Health Department
Huong Ly, Alameda County Public Health Department
Virtual Town Hall on WIC in Spanish
Bertha Gonzalez, Santa Clara County Public Health Department
Elizabeth Vado, Alameda County Public Health Department
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Assemblymember Kansen Chu has hosted virtual Town Halls about public safety, unemployment benefits, mental health resources, and the CalFresh benefits. Recordings of these town halls can be found on Assemblymember Chu’s website.
Assemblymember Kansen Chu is proud to represent the 25th Assembly District, comprised of the cities of Fremont, Milpitas, Newark, San Jose, and Santa Clara.
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