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equity arcata working groups

for information about meeting times, dates, and locations, click here.

the volunteer working groups that support equity arcata initiatives include:

police & student safety working group

working group goal:  is for people of color to feel safe interacting with law enforcement and peace officers. To foster an environment where people of color feel safe, protected, represented, and engaged.

led by: humboldt state university police chief donn peterson

contact:  donn.peterson@humboldt.edu


housing working group

working group goal: to build strategies that ensure accessible and affordable housing choices safe from discrimination, crime and environmental hazards by promoting:

  • accessibility to affordable housing.

  • the liberty to choose the environment we live in.

led by: alex ozaki

Contact: a.ozakimcneill@gmail.com

training and learning working group          

working group goal: focus on a spectrum of action steps via training and learning opportunities for:

  • humboldt state university staff and faculty and city of arcata employees.

  • city of arcata and humboldt state university police officers, with a specific focus on unbiased policing

  • business owners and employees, beginning with retail and food service businesses

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

led by: meridith oram and ron white

contact:  meridith.oram@humboldt.edu



communications working group

working group goal:  to create racially equitable marketing and communications practices with cultural humility top of mind. We believe in the importance of vetting marketing and communications using a racial equity lens to create inclusive messaging for all. We aim to eliminate racial disparities in external marketing, communications and media outreach including, but not limited to, press releases, media interviews, public service announcements, event flyers, editorials and social media. 

led by:  cati gallardo

contact: cgallardo@cityofarcata.org

bias reporting tool working group

working group goal: to develop connections between vulnerable communities, local support and law enforcement by creating an online mapping and reporting system that allows people to document their experiences of bias and discrimination in the community, as well as places that are welcoming and inclusive

led by: jennifer eichstedt

contact: jennifer.eichstedt@humboldt.edu

welcoming businesses working group

working group goal: to foster an environment of racial awareness and discussion as it relates to the safety, equal treatment and honest aware communication and policies in interactions with people of color in their collective and individual interactions with local city businesses.

led by: chuck powell 

contact: chuckjpowell@gmail.com

home away from home working group

working group goal: in the spirit of camaraderie and good will, volunteer student and non-student community members and the city of arcata will host community-building potlucks to create a cultural bridge between campus and the community.      

led by: wesley chesbro

contact: weschesbro@yahoo.com