equity arcata working groups
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equity arcata's volunteer working groups include:
this working group is now being operated by our friends at the McKinleyville Family Resource Center. this group is 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 & lunette nutter
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 & janaee' sykes
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