equity arcata is a partnership between the city of arcata, humboldt state university and local businesses working to make arcata a more inclusive and welcoming environment for people of color. we are working to eliminate racial disparities for all people of color in housing, health, education and employment.
equity arcata volunteer working groups aim to support community issues and create strategies to help increase housing equity, foster communications between law enforcement and students, develop equity communication and education outreach, expand diversity and inclusion training our community, local businesses and in tk-12 schools, develop a community bias reporting tool, a community response team and create events to bring our community together.
equity arcata was recognized as a 2018 promising practice by the paul j. aicher foundation.
our mission is to create a welcoming, safe and racially equitable community by eliminating racial disparities for all people of color in housing, health, education and employment.
we envision an arcata that believes we are a better community because of our growing racial diversity, where new residents and humboldt state university students are successful and feel supported to become part of the community, whether it be for a few years or a lifetime.