Thursday, June 7, 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 

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Race: Justifying Injustice - June 2018 Equity Alliance Roundtable 

The Equity Alliance of the North Coast is excited to continue our public Racial Equity Roundtables with our second offering June 7, conversations about "Race: Justifying injustice". Please join us as we explore the roots of the concept of race in North America, including the 19th century science that was used to validate it. Using Episode 2 of the PBS series "Race: the Power of an Illusion" as a starting place, we will learn how race has been used to rationalize - and even justify - American social inequalities as "natural." Together, we will begin to identify how a deep investment in the idea of race is layered into the foundation of western 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 beyond. Facilitated 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. Child care will be provided by the Equity Alliance for the duration of the event because of our generous donors. If you would like to bring a teenaged family member to the event, please let us know by emailing equitynorthcoast@hafoundation.org and we will provide a scholarship.

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.