Guest Speakers

The HEAR Commission invites one organization each month to present on topics or resources that are of benefit to the public and align with the purpose of the commission. The purpose of the commission is to advance and advocate for equity, access, diversity, social justice, safety, mutual appreciation, increased cultural competency, positive inter-group relations and respect for all members of the San Gabriel community. If you are interested in presenting the HEAR Commission as a guest speaker at an upcoming meeting please email Matthew Morales-Stevens, Community Services Manager, at mmoralesstevens@sgch.org

August 26, 2021- Dani Anderson- Ms. Anderson served as the Government Relations Manager for Southern California Edison as well as a member of the California State Independent Living Council. Her presentation educated listeners on disability pride and culture, the Independent Living Movement and improving communication between individuals with and without disabilities including attitudinal barriers and language use. To listen to their presentation during the meeting click here Version Options Guest Speakers Headline

September 28, 2021- Making Housing and Community Happen- Bert Newton, Liaison and Outreach Coordinator explained the push for rezoning religious land for affordable housing. He also shared information related to local and state initiatives as they effect affordable housing. To listen to their presentation during the meeting click here Version Options Guest Speakers Headline. To access the organization's website click here Version Options Guest Speakers Headline

October 26, 2021- San Gabriel Mental Evaluation Team- MET Officer Cecily Ramirez and Lieutenant Cruz Hernandez explain the purpose of the San Gabriel Police Department's MET team and what resources are available to residents. To listen to their presentation during the meeting click hereVersion Options Guest Speakers Headline. To access the organization's website click hereVersion Options Guest Speakers Headline