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Marin County & the Global Goals Event Series

Alternating months, September 2020 – July 2022

SDG #8 3D Cube with full text and development substituted for growth

Is Marin County supporting everyone for decent work and economic development?

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, November 13th, 2021

3:00 – 4:30 PM PDT Online

(Login information provided upon registration)


Local View Speaker: Barbara Clifton Zarate, MPH

Barbara is the Director for Economic Opportunity at the Marin Community Foundation, where she oversees investment portfolios under the Buck Family Fund. In 2010, she was appointed by the Marin County Board of Supervisors as Board Trustee at the Marin Community Foundation, where she served three years before taking the role of Director. Her current work focuses on addressing local inequities and disparities by partnering with key organizations that work tirelessly to assure all Marin residents have equitable access to resources and opportunities. Previously she worked eight years at First 5 Marin Children and Families Commission. She is a Member of the Marin Leaders Wisdom Trust, Natives in Philanthropy, Marin American Indian Alliance and the White Buffalo Woman Council, where she advocates for equity and visibility for Indigenous Peoples. Barbara earned her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Biology Pre-med from Dominican University of California, and completed her Masters in Public Health at San Francisco State University, where she has served as adjunct faculty. Barbara holds an Indigenous world view.

Global View Speaker: Lynn Chittick, RN

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Lynn Chittick, founder of TORCH (The Organization for Realizing Change in Humanity) has been working in global markets for more than 20 years. Her current project with TORCH has been focused in Pakistan since 2017 working on local to global ideas for entrepreneurs to work together through strong collaboration locally and globally for economic and sustainable growth.  This work involves providing school administrators, universities, and business owners with services to secure rural incubator systems changes for economic growth. Through both her experience in Pakistan and as a former business owner, Lynn believes in shared economic relationships. Business owners must organize their business with future generations in mind.

Lynn’s business experience includes both wholesale and retail in organic foods and macrobiotics for over 30+ years. She is also a theologian focused on cultural, multi-diverse and generational issues. Lynn has developed a system change model in Technology, Environment, Peace, and Health platform. Learn more about one TORCH project at

Lynn has worked as a Registered Nurse for 13 years, is a mother of five children, and a grandmother of seven. The UNA Marin chapter welcomes Lynn as one of our newest board members.

About This Event

While many proclaim the fundamental importance of “jobs” to economic prosperity, often “good jobs” are not discussed or qualified. While economic growth on a finite planet is impossible, economic development remains an imperative for many low income communities, including some neighborhoods in Marin County.

Is Marin County on track to reach SDG #8? How do we know? What about the rest of the world?

Bring your insights and questions to this free, online event.

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