COVID-19 Community Report Episode 22: Updates from DJUSD with Dr. Cindy Pickett and Immigrant Advocacy with Anoosh Jorjorian - June 2, 2020

On Episode 22, we're joined by Dr. Cindy Pickett to talk about how the Davis school district and families, faculty, and its administration have weathered the past few months. We will also speak with Anoosh Jorjorian, a project coordinator with the Yolo Interfaith Immigration Network -- a group serving and advocating for immigrants in Yolo County.

For three years, Dr. Pickett has served as the associate vice provost for Faculty Equity and Inclusion at UC Davis, and has been a faculty member in the Department of Psychology. She also serves as the president of the Davis Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees. In its planning for fall classes, the district is focusing on strategies that can be flexible and can move back and forth between in-person learning and online teaching, depending on guidelines provided by a variety of state agencies and Yolo County. Click here to view upcoming and past school board meetings via, and to provide public comments for the meeting, email

Back in April, I interviewed then-YIIN President David Lichtenhan about their ApoYolo Project. Today, Anoosh Jorjorian joins me to talk about the project's milestones and current needs. They need bilingual volunteers to work directly with families in Davis, and can also use general volunteers to help with administrative and social media work (they do not need to be bilingual). Here's where you can sign up to volunteer.

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