Upcoming Local Events
(UN)COMFORTABLE IDENTITIES: Representations of Persecution

On October 20 and 21, Humboldt State will be hosting an interdisciplinary symposium on the impact of persecution on communities, exploring research from different historical perspectives and contexts. This two day symposium will feature several different topical sessions on the propaganda and politics of persecution, and the affect persecution has on identity.

The symposium is a collaboration between HSU and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. For more information about symposium sessions, please click on the link below to the event flyer.

The symposium is free and open to the public, but please register at https://www.ushmm.org/events/humboldt-state
This year's Campus & Community Dialogue on Race (CDOR) will be kicking off on Monday, October 30, with events and workshops on racial justice and its intersections held throughout the week.

Keynote speaker Dr. Melina Abdullah will be speaking on The Beautiful Struggle: Toppling White Supremacy, Building Black Power on Monday from 5:00pm-7:00pm in the Kate Buchanan Room at Humboldt State.

There are many amazing workshops and events to choose from, and we'd like to draw your attention to Equity Alliance related offerings:

It's More Than Just Talk: ACT
T uesday, October 31 from 11:00am-12:30pm in the HSU Library Fishbowl
Equity Alliance of the North Coast HSU Cohort members

Racism 101: The Internalized and Interpersonal Dimensions
Friday, November 3 from 1:00pm-3:00pm in the HSU Goodwin Forum
Cori Jara, Lead Case Manager, McKinleyville Family Resource Center & Meridith Oram, MA, RD, Humboldt Area Foundation

For the full list of workshop and event descriptions, times, and locations, check out the event brochure below .
Beyond the Status Quo

On Thursday, November 2, Glenn Harris, President of Center for Social Inclusion and Race Forward, will present Beyond the Status Quo: Community Benefits of Pursuing Racial Equity. Harris will present on how most communities arrived at the status quo on issues of race; and, drawing on his extensive experience with rural and urban communities around the country, describe the gains, benefits, and changes that occur in communities when they pursue racial justice through transforming their institutions and structures.

The talk will be held from from 6:00pm-7:30pm at the HCOE Sequoia Conference Center.

Please follow the link below to RSVP.
¡El Día de los Muertos!

Attend festivities at College of the Redwoods and HSU on Thursday, November 2 and on the Arcata Plaza on Friday, November 3 to celebrate El D í a de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead!

The Latinx Center for Academic Excellence, MultiCultural Center, Los Bagels, the City of Arcata, and Arcata Main Street will be offering a variety of workshops on topics including cultural appropriation and altar significance, as well as gatherings featuring dancing, music, arts and crafts, and Pan Dulce!

For more information, follow the link below .
Sí Se Puede: Dolores Huerta to Speak at HSU

On Monday, November 13 at 7:00pm, AS Presents, in collaboration with the Latinx Center for Academic Excellence, will be hosting community organizer and activist Dolores Huerta.

An advocate for social justice and workers' and womens' rights for over 60 years, Huerta is most widely recognized for her role as co-founder of the United Farm Workers (UFW). Her work in the pursuit of justice earned her two presidential medals of honor, the Presidential Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

For more information about the event, and to get your tickets, follow the link below .
Pints for Nonprofits

Grab a beer at Mad River Brewing Co. on Wednesday November 15 , and $1 of your beer purchase will be donated to True North Organizing Network!
Equity in the News
DACA Support in Del Norte

On Thursday, September 28, the Del Norte County Unified School District's Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve a resolution supporting Del Norte county residents living under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

The intent of this is not to promote additional programs. The intent of this is not to politicize our students and our kids and our families. It’s for us to be able to show support for our students and our staff who entered a program that was established under executive order ." -DNCUSD Superintendent Jeff Harris

For more information on this resolution and challenges facing undocumented immigrants in Del Norte who do not qualify for DACA, please follow the link below to an article from the Del Norte Triplicate.
Costume Tips for Trick or Treat Season
It's that time of year again when jack-o-lanterns grin from porches, ghosts sway from eaves, and people inevitably party in culturally insensitive costumes. When planning how you want to celebrate with friends and family, please be thoughtful about whether or not your costume is a harmful representation of another's culture. Below are a few articles to inform your thinking about appropriate costume options.

Equity Alliance Tool Kit
October is a time for sharing myths and legends, and we want to share with you one of our favorite myth-busting tools! The PDF linked below is a helpful guide from the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity for clearing up confusion about "implicit bias."

What is implicit bias? Unlike explicit bias or overt racism, implicit bias is bias in judgment and/or behavior that that often operates at a level below conscious awareness, often without the individual even recognizing that their biases are influencing how they treat others.

This Mythbusters: Implicit Bias Edition will give you just a few tips on how to understand, recognize, and overcome implicit biases in order to mitigate harmful effects.
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