equity arcata working groups

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equity arcata's volunteer working groups include:



working to create racially equitable marketing & communications practices with cultural humility top of mind. we believe in the importance of looking at traditional marketing & communications methods with a racial equity lens in order to create inclusive messaging for all.

led by:  cati gallardo & lynette nutter

contact: cgallardo@cityofarcata.org

home away from home

in the spirit of camaraderie and good will, home away from home volunteers host community-building potlucks to create a cultural bridge between local college students and non-student members of the community, in addition to supporting local initiatives surrounding food insecurity.

led by: wesley chesbro

contact: weschesbro@yahoo.com

just arts

working to organize opportunities for artistic expression, exhibition, performance and dialogue surrounding racial equity.

led by: james woglom

contact: james.woglom@humboldt.edu

ongoing learning          

working to offer diversity & inclusion-based learning opportunities for:

  • cal poly humboldt staff and faculty

  • city of arcata employees

  • the arcata police department & the cal poly humboldt police department, with a specific focus on unbiased policing

  • local business owners & employees

  • the general community, including students, residents, faith-based communities and non-profits

led by: janaee' sykes & meridth oram

contact:  janaee.sykes@humboldt.edu

police & student safety

working to foster an environment where people of color feel safe interacting with law enforcement and feel protected, represented and engaged.

led by: peter cress

contact: peter.cress@humboldt.edu

welcoming businesses

working to develop an environment of racial awareness, discussion and learning opportunities within the local business community.

led by: ramesh adhikari

contact: ramesh.adhikari@humboldt.edu