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Race Matters 2017 Series

October 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free

PANEL DISCUSSION: ENVIRONMENT AND HOUSING

This event will provide attendees with a context, analysis and framework on the various levels and forms of power; offer a safe space for participants to deeply examine the impact that racism has had in their educational experience; and to build cross-cultural alliances based on mutual understanding and respect of differences, while working towards a common purpose and goal of working towards educational equity in Marin County.

SPEAKERS

Bob Pendoley, Chair, Marin Environmental Housing Collaborative

Nancy Johnson, Commissioner, Marin County Human Rights Commission; Board Chair, Marin City Community Services District

Liz Darby, Social Equity Program and Policy Coordinator, County of Marin

Douglas Mundo, Executive Director, Canal Welcome Center

Caroline Peattie, Executive Director, Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California

PRESENTATION OBJECTIVES

Attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify at least two (2) strategies or actions that are working towards housing and environmental equity in Marin County and beyond.
  2. Describe barriers to housing and environmental equity because of racism (implicit or structural) at various levels and forms in U.S. society.

RACE MATTERS: AN EDUCATIONAL AND DIALOGUE SERIES

Race Matters is a series of discussions to provide a shared space for understanding, establishing and strengthening cross-cultural alliances—through dialogue and education among black, brown and white people. The goal is to engage all Marin County residents in working towards community strategies and solutions that reduce racial disparities and inequities in Marin’s healthcare, education, criminal justice, economic, and environmental housing systems.

It is widely known how racism has affected, and continues to impact, people of color in all segments of our society. Race Matters explores ways that white people have been hurt and separated from the conversation about race. We seek to engage all who are interested in being full participants, allies and partners towards racial justice.

 

In September and October 2017, various communities throughout Marin will host panel discussions on topics as seen through the lens of race:

9/23 equity workshop (half-day)
9/28 educational equity panel
10/3 criminal justice panel
10/13 health equity panel
10/18 jobs and economics panel
10/28 environmental and housing equity panel

Each conversation and educational presentation will bring a diverse panel of subject matter experts who will provide their professional and personal perspectives and insights based on current evidence-based research, information and historical context. Each topic of conversation and presentation will last approximately two hours and take place at different locations, days and times of the week.

Details

Date:
October 28, 2017
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/presentation-5-environmental-housing-tickets-37070293245

Organizer

United Marin Rising
Email
racematters2017@gmail.com
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Venue

First United Methodist Church
9 Ross Valley Drive
San Rafael, CA 94901 United States
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