Equity Alliance Tool Kit
The holidays are a time when families and friends gather together to celebrate the season. Sometimes these gatherings bring together people with differing perspectives, and can lead to challenging conversations. We want to share with you a simple tool for reframing conversations around race and equity that hopefully elicit more positive and productive responses, and fewer disastrous family dinners.
GARE Series Culmination
For 15 months, seven cohorts from higher education, local government, and nonprofit sectors received training and coaching from the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) . Participants learned about racial equity, and gained tools and knowledge to evolve their policies and practices to promote equity and inclusion in their organizations. The culminating session of this coaching series was held on November 2.

A special thank you to our inspiring coaches, Julie Nelson and Dwayne Marsh of GARE, and Glenn Harris of Race Forward, previously the Center for Social Inclusion, for guiding our cohorts through this process.

We would also like to express our gratitude and appreciation for all of the individuals and organizations who committed time, energy, and passion to participate in the GARE series, and for their continued commitment to equity, inclusion, and justice in our communities.

The next phase of this work will involve further collaboration and implementation of racial equity action plans, with cohorts meeting in early 2018 to identify next steps.

"Participating in the racial equity work gave us a common toolbox with each other and with other county partners in addressing the challenges and opportunities in our community."

-Kerry Venegas, Executive Director Changing Tides Family Services and GARE participant
Upcoming Local Events
Student Community Safety Meeting

What: Arcata City Council Special Meeting
When: Wednesday, November 29 at 6:00pm
Where: 1301 D St. Neighborhood Center, Arcata
"Dolores" Film Screening

If you were unable to attend Dolores Huerta's talk at HSU earlier this month, you can learn more about her life and activism by viewing the documentary film "Dolores" the film at the Miniplex. Click here for more information about the film.

What: "Dolores" Film Screening
When : Monday, November 20 from 7-8:30 p.m, Saturday, November 25 from 5-6:30 p.m., Sunday, November 26 from 6-7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, November 29 from 7:30-9 p.m. 
Where: Miniplex at 900 Samoa Blvd., Arcata
Housing Alternative Insights

The Homeless Student Advocate Alliance (HSAA) will be hosting a summit on November 28, 29, and 30 to facilitate collaboration and dialogue among students, the university, and the community regarding housing and homelessness in our communities.

The summit will feature events that focus on indigenous, social justice, and innovative insights, with storytelling and dialogue as well as an idea fair focused on solutions to housing insecurity. These events will be held on HSU's campus.

For more information about locations, dates, and times, check out the event poster linked below.

Partner Feature

Join NorCAN for  Confluence  - the 2017 Regional Nonprofit Conference - on Tuesday, December 5 to explore power, policy, and deep collaboration in the nonprofit sector.

The day long conference will kickoff with a presentation from Vu Le, of Nonprofit AF, that combines encouragement and humor with critical examination of key issues in the nonprofit sector, such as funding challenges, equity and diversity, community engagement, organizational culture, and how to stave off burnout. 

The conference offers six interactive breakout sessions that focus on mentoring for innovative leadership, storytelling, policy, collaboration, and power.
When: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Where: Sequoia Conference Center at Humboldt County Office of Education at 901 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka, California 9550

For more information about the conference breakout sessions and keynote speaker, Vu Le, please follow the link below to the Conference event page.
  Email [email protected] to share upcoming events you know about related to racial equity and we will post it on our website!
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