Race Matters 2017 Series

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…

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Race Matters 2017 Series

PANEL DISCUSSION: JOBS AND ECONOMICS 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 job equity in Marin County. SPEAKERS Dr. Melissa Cadet, Executive Director, Marin City Community Development Corporation Chantel Walker, Board Member, Marin Environmental Housing Collaborative Dr. Robert Eyler, Professor of Economics, Sonoma State University Barbara Clifton-Zarate, Director for Economic Opportunity, Marin Community Foundation PRESENTATION OBJECTIVES Attendees will be able to: Identify at least two (2) strategies or actions that are working towards…

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Race Matters 2017 Series

PANEL DISCUSSION: HEALTH EQUITY 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 health equity in Marin County. SPEAKERS Dr. Grant Colfax, Director, Marin County Health and Human Services Department Dr. Mitesh Popat, Associate CEO, Marin Community Clinic (Pending) JayVon Muhammad, Chief Executive Officer, Marin City Health and Wellness Center Dr. Suzanne Tavano, Director, Marin County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Division PRESENTATION OBJECTIVES Attendees will be able to: Identify at least two (2) strategies…

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Race Matters 2017 Series

PANEL DISCUSSION: CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND EQUITY 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 criminal justice in Marin County. SPEAKERS Don Carney, Director of Youth Programs, YMCA Jessica Jackson Sloan, Mayor, Mill Valley; National Director, #Cut50 Kevin Lynch, Deputy Director, Marin County Juvenile Probation John Wallace, Leadership Committee Member, United Marin Rising Zoevina Pariani-Delgado, Sister, Essise Justice Group Monique Brown, General Manager, Marin City Community Services District LaDell Dangerfield, Public Defender, Marin County Public…

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Race Matters 2017 Series

PANEL DISCUSSION: EDUCATIONAL EQUITY 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 Mike Watenpaugh Superintendent, San Rafael Cities Schools Kiki Jordan, Director, Marin City Health and Wellness Center Alexis Wise, Founder, Wise Choices for Girls J.C. Farr III, Principal, Tamalpais High School Will McCoy, Superintendent, Sausalito Marin City School District Don Carney, Director of Youth Programs, YMCA PRESENTATION OBJECTIVES Attendees will be able to: Identify at least two…

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Race Matters 2017 Workshop

Race Matters is a series of discussions (see additional dates/topics below) 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. HALF-DAY WORKSHOP This event will…

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