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Compassion In Action Art Day Series

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A Resource for Building Caring Communities

A global movement with national, statewide and regional support at the grassroots level in partnership with city and county government in the seven counties of Sacramento, Yolo, Sutter, Placer, El Dorado, Yuba and Nevada

NEWS: September 1, 2021

The First Compassionate State in the Nation

The State of California has passed Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 18, titled “Compassionate California”. Introduced by Senator Dave Cortese (D-San Jose), the Resolution declares California to be the first Compassionate State in the United States of America. The Resolution unanimously passed both the State Senate (32-0) and Assembly (73-0) and became effective immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State.  

Read Press Release text here: Compassionate CA Press Release

As Compassion Ambassadors —

We believe compassion is a collaborative effort because our neighbors’ problems are our problems. The Kwanzaa principle of Ujima states this belief clearly as: “collective works and responsibility; to build and maintain our community together and make our brothers’ and sisters’ problems our problems and to solve them together.”

Learn more about the Charter for Compassion International Compassionate Cities Initiative.

Our Region:
Compassion In Action Art Day Series

Photos from the August, 2021 Compassion In Action Art Day at the Florin Meadows Apartments. Over 50 youth participated. Food, art, active movement games, play/sport prizes for everyone, and a water balloon fight to end a summer afternoon.

Creative. Educational. Safe. Emotionally Healing.

In partnership with Brown Issues and community artists, writers, Compassion Ambassadors and youth and family support organizations, we organize and host Compassion In Action Art Days throughout the year in neighborhoods and community spaces in the Capital Region. This series, led by Chill Vice President and Brown Issues mentor, Kimberly Gudino, offers youth a psychologically safe space to play, express themselves creatively and share their vision of the world they wish to see.

Support a Compassion in Action Art Day in Your Neighborhood

Programs for Community Voice and Vision

The Compassion Ambassador Initiative: Making Connections & Recognizing Leaders

Acknowledging community healers and givers who have mastered self-care. If you’re interested, contact us.

Rest and Reset for Activists and all the Folks Who Care for Others

Quarterly online event: education and inspiration, meditation, movement and community circle sharing. Stay tuned for our 2022 event registration link.

Peace Pole Gardens Project

Art as an effective tool to educate about, inspire and activate social change that leads to peace, health and equity for all. Visit our Facebook page.

Compassionate Capital Region, established in 2015, inspired three cities in the seven county region to commit to healthier, safer and more equitable communities. More are coming…

Compassionate Sacramento July 25, 2017

On July 25, 2017 the Sacramento City Council passed a resolution drafted and presented by Compassionate Capital Region for Sacramento to be recognized internationally as Compassionate Sacramento — an aspirational title to help align policy with community needs. On November 1, 2018 we received the commemorative version.
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Compassion Elk Grove
January 8, 2020

On January 8, 2020, the Elk Grove City Council passed the resolution drafted and presented by the Elk Grove organizing team of: William Myers, Brenda Kress, Paul Merrill, Greg McAvoy-Jensen, Bob Lilly, Mackenzie Wieser, and Carrie Whitlock.
Read the text here:
Elk Grove Resolution

West Sacramento
February 17, 2021

On February 17, 2021 the Sacramento City Council passed a resolution drafted and presented by the Sacramento Valley Region – Compassionate and Resilient Communities organizing team of: Tynya Beverly, Suzanne Reed, Terri Duncan and Roderick Bedingfield.
Read the text here: West_Sacramento_Resolution