The Need for Compassion in Sacramento
We all wish to be safe, healthy, creative and prosperous. We have an opportunity to build a great city. An example of what kind of city is possible when we make decisions that create safe, healthy communities. It’s up to us what kind of city we live in.
We all know in our hearts the only way to build that kind of city is to lead with love. If you are already doing that or are ready to, then let’s step up our game.
The Compassionate Sacramento Project Launches
September 16th, 2018 was the kickoff for Compassionate Sacramento. Celebrating the launch through song, performances and powerful messages from speakers such as Elaine Whitefeather, Youth Speaker, Celene Aridin, Mayor Darrell Steinberg and Coucilmember Schenirer, Architects of Hope, Kim Gudino and many more. Informational workshops were an opportunity for folks to learn about some of the healing circles in our community. These workshops created the space for so many of us to share or thoughts about compassionate conversations, racial healing and our personal stories. We know that this is only the beginning and we can’t wait to see what’s to come.
Ways to Be Compassion in Action Every Day
Anything from a random act of kindness to an organized service project can be a “way to play” in the Compassion Games. By playing together, we build more peaceful, sustainable, and healthy communities and a better world. Here are a few examples of the limitless ways to play. Be creative. The Games are all about engaging in compassionate action (caring for others, self, and the Earth) – wherever you are and however you can.
Get Involved in Compassionate Sacramento
About the Resolution
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. Through this resolution, Sacramento joined the Charter for Compassion as a participant in the International Compassionate Cities Initiative which supports governments and citizens in planning and realizing initiatives that foster compassionate action in areas such as community building, city-wide innovation, social entrepreneurship, sustainability, community & civic engagement and governance.
Proposing the Resolution
June 6, 2017 -- Laura Hansen and Joan Marie spoke to the Sacramento City Council inviting Sacramento to become a Compassionate City.
Passing the resolution -- video part 1
July 25, 2017 -- First of two parts of the Compassionate Capital Region passage of the Compassionate Sacramento resolution. 15 representatives of the Compassion Alliance attended.
Passing the resolution -- video part 2
July 25, 2017 -- Representatives from Sacramento Area Congregations Together, SALAM, Brahma Kumaris, Mercey Springs Foundation, Peacemakers Love Foundation presented on behalf of the over 60 regional community organizations within the Compassion Alliance.
call for community healing as compassionate sacramento
May 1, 2018 -- Joan Marie, cofounder of Compassionate Capital Region presents with the proposal that CCR in service to the vision of a Compassionate Sacramento be involved in the design and implementation of the counselor training Mayor Steinberg mentioned in his CPR Insight radio interview in reference to the community suffering in the aftermath of the Stephon Clark shooting death.