--Mick Winter, Chairman Napa Valley Citizens for Year 2000
Y2K & US: Facing the Challenge is a 15 minute briefing video - rich in best practice and grassroots lessons learned. This user-friendly outreach tool is crafted to help elected officials, emergency managers and employers; non-profit, foundation and civic leaders; teachers, faith communities, and families.
Local civic leaders and national experts on community economic development, healthcare, and local government share their experiences and insights in a balanced and powerful call to action. Our peers invite us all to tap our creative juices and lead the charge for community preparedness now, while we have a robust infrastructure and intact supply chains.
We are all in this together. It is time to increase our own inner preparedness, appreciate our 'simple abundance' and expand our circles of influence. With a healthy, shared vision of success and informed collaborative action, we will cope and recover, not just individually, but as the richly diverse and caring communities we help shape.
Y2K & US includes the following steps:
- Intro to Y2K - how 2 digits create risks
- Reality Check - a sober assessment
- Understanding - to educate helps to motivate
- Pulling Together - respect shared interests
- Reaching Out - gain leverage by working together
- Staying Focused - the critical path to success
Those who listen openly will quickly grasp the vital components for success, and see the value of community spirit and timeliness. Y2K & US helps establish a common frame of reference for small group dialogue and a climate for positive action.
Find a place to gather regularly to provide Y2K orientations and mutual support! Our responsible leadership now will help us have peace of mind later, so we won't have to look back and think 'if only...'
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Feel free to broadcast the video in its entirety, with credits, upon request, at no charge. For a modest licensing fee, organizations will be sent a BETA master tape to reproduce and disseminate this video, as is, to their members. Please share how you propose to use the video and any headers or trailers you would like to add.
The National Y2K Civic Leadership Initiative is a co-founder of Coalition 2000: The Network for Year 2000 Community Preparedness. For more details, see www.coalition2000.org
Lois R. Saboe, MSW has spent more than 20 years promoting research utilization and the transfer of best practice in human services, education and training. She is now the Senior Community Organizer for the Center for Y2K & Society in DC. Please visit www.y2kcenter.org for ideas worth funding and to share lessons learned. Help us help you help others.
How does 'Y2K & US: Facing the Challenge' help?
This video shows how people, in a variety of ways, have come to grips with the fear and anxiety Y2K engenders and are taking positive action. It shows that others have gone before and how you don't have to start from scratch.
-- Stuart Umpleby, Ph.D. Professor of Management Science George Washington University
Y2K & US explained the issue in a logical sequence in a way that almost anyone could understand and made clear what some of the potential impact could be for people. For me, it brought together in one place all the different facets. It was really well integrated.
-- Valerie D. Smith, Communications Assistant American Association of Retired Persons
It serves as a valuable tool for community groups to use in becoming 'Y2K aware.'
-- Steve Tartaglini, Director Center for Y2K Community Action Plans
Local governments need citizens to prepare to deal with adversity by working with existing community emergency management organizations. The Y2K & US video is an excellent tool to use to brief neighborhood groups and for public awareness campaigns on public television.
Very educational! It will help any sleepy little church serve as a resource center on emergency preparedness with quality, up-to-date materials. It will help build community as the steps are followed through.
-- Pastor Edward Grant New Life Christian Center
Y2K & US: Facing the Challenge provides an excellent introduction to the Year 2000 computer problem. It has a special appeal for diverse audiences - including those of limited income, minorities, and women.
-- Harrison W. Fox, Ph.D., long-time congressional professional staff member and emergency management specialist
The people are very credible and knowledgeable - not pushing a product or solution on you. I find it appeals to diverse groups and encourages networking with neighbors and others, not just individual and family preparedness.
-- Virginia Hirsch, Coordinator Staff Development and Quality Management Milwaukee Public Schools
It very clearly presents community values that are important to foster and encourage at this time when it is so urgent.
-- Ron Strom, Co-Executive Director Josephine Community Preparedness Project