Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM


Humboldt Area Foundation, Emmerson Room 
363 Indianola Rd.
Bayside, CA 95524

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Iva Dubyak 
Humboldt Area Foundation 

The Great Myth of Race - May 2018 Equity Alliance Roundtable 

The Equity Alliance of the North Coast is excited to launch our public Racial Equity Roundtables with our first offering May 3, conversations about "The Great Myth of Race". Please join us as we delve into dialogue about the scientific exploration of DNA, and how recent discoveries have toppled the concept of biological race. Using Episode 1 of the PBS series "Race: the Power of an Illusion" as a springboard for conversation, we will learn how science is challenging our common sense notions that human beings can be classified into distinct groups based on physical traits, and consider the impacts of the "myths of race" on ourselves and society. All Roundtable sessions include time for personal reflection (including thinking and feeling), small group conversation, and practice talking about race, with an aim of supporting productive dialogue about race and racism both during the session and beyondFacilitated by Melissa Meiris and Ron White. Register soon as space is limited. Event registration is sliding scale ($5, $10 or $15) and scholarships are available. If you need a scholarship, please choose "Pay at Door" as your payment option while registering and email your scholarship request to equitynorthcoast@hafoundation.org. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Please feel free to bring food if that is most convenient.

Cancellations: A full refund will be given if your registration is canceled 24 hours prior to the session for which you registered. Any cancellations within that time-frame are non-refundable, with exception for those with emergencies.