equity arcata working groups
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equity arcata's volunteer working groups include:
working to develop connections between vulnerable communities, local support and law enforcement by creating an online mapping & reporting system that allows individuals to document their experiences of bias & discrimination in the community, in addition to highlighting places that are welcoming & inclusive.
led by: jennifer eichstedt & sharrone blanck
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
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
working to build strategies that ensure accessible & 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
resources for landlords, property managers and tenants
led by: the equity arcata backbone support team
working to organize opportunities for artistic expression, exhibition, performance and dialogue surrounding racial equity.
led by: jacqueline dandeneau & laura muñoz
working to offer diversity & inclusion-based learning opportunities for:
humboldt state university staff and faculty
city of arcata employees
the arcata police department & the humboldt state university 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: meridith oram & ron white
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: brian ahearn
working to develop an environment of racial awareness, discussion and learning opportunities within the local buinesses community.
led by: chuck powell