Kate Barnes, by Kayla BurnettPhoto by Kayla Burnett.

We are delighted to invite you to the Lifetime Contribution Award Celebration for Kate Barnes!

Sunday, September 26, 2021
4:00-6:00 p.m. ET (1:00 p.m. PT)
via Zoom

Last year, we announced Kate Barnes as the 2020 recipient of the CDSS Lifetime Contribution Award. The award ceremony we originally planned for September 2020 was sadly cancelled due to the pandemic, but we are delighted to announce the details of the rescheduled event. Although some in-person events will likely have resumed by this point, we have decided to create an online celebration so that we can in clude as many people as possible, and to make it eas y to attend for Kate’s friends, family, and well-wishers from across the continent.

Register for the event.

Web Chat Updates

On August 12, 190 participants joined the fifth installment of our “Reentry” Web Chat series! To review materials from this chat and find updates about the next one, visit the Web Chats page.

We’ve updated our Reentry Resources for Organizers to include input from the recent Web Chat. Check out the page for a new statement from CDSS and an added section of important perspectives from a long-time public health professional.

Annual Report 2020 cover

2020 Annual Report Now Available

2020 was a year of unprecedented challenges and uncertainty, and also, ultimately, a year of discovery, awakening, and rising to meet the needs of our community. The annual report is our way of thanking our thousands of members and donors, who ensured that CDSS held on, adapted, and soared to new heights, and who made it possible for us to navigate every financial and logistical challenge of 2020. We are deeply grateful to you for making it all possible.

Read the 2020 annual report online

Member Survey Now Open!

The 2021 Member Survey is open now! We are seeking your input as we begin our next phase of strategic planning. In early September, all CDSS Members should have received an email with the link to this very brief survey. Not getting email from us lately? This is a great time to log in to the Commons and update your email address yourself, or if you prefer, simply email using the subject line “current email address.”

swing dancersSwing Video Workshop: 20 Swing Variations

By John Sweeney

From the UK, these videos teach you how to swing, covering all the basic concepts and techniques, plus 20 fun variations, entries, and exits.

Go to the ContraFusion website or just search for “twenty swing variations” on YouTube.

Teacher: John Sweeney; Demonstrator: Karen Sweeney.

Photo courtesy of John Sweeney.

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