news and updates
JustArts Call & Response Community Art Project: Round 2
all local artists are invited to channel their creative energies by participating in Round 2 of equity arcata’s JustArts working group’s Call & Response Project.
the first JustArts Call & Response project was initiated in November 2020 as a way for local artists to connect and get to know each other through various forms of artwork. participating artists featured in Round 1 of the project are Jackie Dandeneau, Laura Muñoz, Alia Brookshire, Karla Austin, Gary Ronne, Annette Makino, Maya Makino, Julie McNiel, Amy Uyeki, Gillen Martin, Ali Ong Lee, Patty Yancey and Daryl Ngee Chinn, and a video of their collaborative piece can be viewed below.
due to the success of the first Call & Response collaboration, JustArts Working Group members are seeking artists to participate in Round 2 of this project.
State of the City of Arcata
Humboldt State University student members of the equity arcata collective presented at the Arcata Chamber of Commerce’s virtual State of the City of Arcata event on Tuesday, February 9. to view a recording of the presentation, please click here.
Ongoing Learning Opportunities for the Community
equity arcata’s Ongoing Learning Working Group is excited to offer the community a few upcoming opportunities to engage in conversations surrounding racial equity.
community members are invited to join equity arcata’s Ongoing Learning Working Group members Alia Dunphy and Meridith Oram for equity arcata’s community Book Club discussions on Adrienne Maree Brown's book, Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds. this book invites readers to feel, map, assess and learn from the patterns around us in order to better understand and influence them as they happen. the equity arcata Book Club meetings are underway, and you can still participate! click here to register.
members of the community who identify as white are invited to participate in equity arcata’s virtual Whiteness Accountability Space held every Thursday from 12 to 1 pm. the purpose of holding this space is to mitigate harm caused to BIPOC community members when white people participate in conversations on these topics in diverse spaces. these weekly conversations are led by white facilitators who are members of the equity arcata collective. to participate, email email@example.com for the Zoom link.
Welcoming Businesses Working Group Update
our Welcoming Businesses newsletter is back! january's newsletter focues on microagressions and how they negatively affect your business. click this link view the newsletter. for more workplace ongoing learning resources for businesses, click here. look out for the next newsletter which will discuss the concept of intent vs. impact.
are you looking for ways to support the local Black community? check out the organizations below:
are you looking for ways to support the local Indigenous community? check these links out: