THE YOLO JUNETEENTH TEAM
Meet the dedicated people behind the 2021 Yolo Juneteenth Virtual Festival.
Director, The Culture C.O.-O.P.
Sandy Holman is the Director of the Culture C.O-.O.P and United and Unity, organizations which promote systemic change, inclusion, equity, cultural competency, literacy and a quality education for all. She has presented to thousands of youth, adults, organizations and institutions on a variety of topics such as transforming systems, inequitable structures, dismantling racism/ supremacy ideology, the achievement gap, P-16 education, literacy, resiliency, addressing the whole child, and institutional best practices for change. Sandy has focused special attention on the importance of culturally relevant and responsive services and materials, as well as on increasing cultural competency in educational and service-oriented settings, for over 35 years. Her priority is facilitating systemic change and approaching historic isms, oppression, supremacy ideology, injustice and inequity from a comprehensive and holistic perspective. She facilitates a paradigm for transforming individuals, communities, systems and beyond with her new documentary, “The Cost Of Darkness,” which is designed to examine the root causes of systemic inequity so policy development, strategic planning and interventions will be more impactful. Sandy loves working on Juneteenth with her colleagues on the committee and is affectionately known as the Purple Lady.
Library Regional Manager - West Yolo Region
A native of La Mesa, Ca., Scott has worked in libraries for over 35 years. He has been a regional manager for Yolo County Library for 6 years. He has been married for 30 years and has two children. Scott is an ardent baseball fan and enjoys nature. He has felt it a great honor to work on the production of the Yolo Juneteenth event annually, and was a catalyst behind making the event an annual celebration in Yolo County.
Youth Services Librarian
Katrina Laws-Ewald is a Youth Services Librarian for the Yolo County Library at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch. When asked, she uses her librarian superpowers to fight for social justice with NJ, Sandy, or her library JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) Team. She serves on several committees for racial equity and social justice and has participated in many events that educate and encourage community dialog.