Thursday, February 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 
Equity Alliance of the North Coast 

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Microaggressions, Structural Racism, and You - Part I - February 2019 Equity Alliance Roundtable 

The Equity Alliance of the North Coast is excited to continue our public Racial Equity Roundtables with our next offering February 3, conversations about "Microaggressions, Structural Racism, and You - Part I." Want to deepen your understanding and learn skills to help you address microaggressions? Research shows the cumulative effect of microaggressions have profound negative health and social impacts on victims and perpetrators alike. In today's society, racial microaggressions subtly and powerfully perpetuate racism and a culture that promotes the "rightness of whiteness." What are microaggressions? Microaggressions are the common everyday verbal, behavioral, and environmental slights and indignities - both intentional and unintentional - that communicate derogatory messages to people from marginalized groups (sometimes even by people from these groups). At the February Racial Equity Roundtable, we will hone our skills at identifying racial microaggressions and the messages they convey, and practice interrupting microaggressive behaviors, both in ourselves and others, through scenarios, discussion, and in race-based affinity groups. Importantly, we will also explore the ways in which microaggressions and racializing social structures (i.e. media, education, criminal justice, etc.) mutually reinforce each other. Our goal? To highlight key connections between interpersonal and structural racism and develop strategies to address both.

**The first of a two part series, attendance of both sessions is encouraged but not required.**

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 the no fee option while registering or let us know at the door. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Child care will be provided by the Equity Alliance for the duration of the event because of our generous donors. Humboldt Area Foundation’s Community Center has a first floor power-assisted entrance and bathrooms that are ADA compliant. Please contact us for additional information on accessibility and accommodations.

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.