Equity Arcata will present a rundown of its current projects at Humboldt State University’s Senate meeting April 2.
Composed of students, staff, faculty and administrators, the HSU Senate acts is the university’s primary policy recommending bod. Its meetings — held every other Tuesday from 3 to 5 p.m. in Goodwin Forum — are open to the public. Established in 2017, Equity Arcata's mission is to create a welcoming, safe and racially equitable community by eliminating racial disparities for all people of color in housing, health, education and employment.
Four out of the seven “equity working” groups will be revealing their ongoing work. HSU Police Chief Donn Peterson will give an update from the chief’s advisory panel, which focuses on improving transparency and fostering stronger relationships with the community on and off HSU campus.
Meredith Oram, representing the organization’s "training and learning group," will present the group's current efforts to support ongoing equity training for the community and plan an immersion retreat for May or June of this year, among other things.
Lizzie Phillips will give an update from the organization’s Bias Reporting Tool and Community Response Team, which is currently working on “collecting data and funds in order to create a mobile application to report hate and bias incidents” in Arcata, at HSU and in local schools.
Lastly, Len Wolff will present the organization's housing equity working group’s effort to “establish a seal of approval for local landlords and property management companies … and establish a scholarship program that covers security deposits.”
Read the full press release below:
EQUITY ARCATA TO PRESENT AT HSU SENATE MEETING
ON TUESDAY, APRIL 2
Arcata, CA, March 25, 2019 - Equity Arcata is excited to announce that we will be giving an informative
presentation at the upcoming Humboldt State University (HSU) Senate meeting on Tuesday, April 2.
Equity Arcata members will be sharing an overview of our organization and four of our seven equity working
groups will be presenting their current work.
Meeting attendees will have the opportunity to hear from our Police and Student Safety Forums group led
by HSU Chief of Police Donn Peterson. Chief Peterson will be presenting an update from the Chief’s Advisory
Panel (CAP) whose focus is to improve transparency and foster stronger relationships with our community,
on and off HSU campus.
Meredith Oram will be presenting on behalf of our Training and Learning working group. Members of this
group are currently focused on supporting ongoing equity training for the community, reviewing the training
modules of HSU’s Educated Landlord and Tenant Program and planning an immersion retreat for May or
June of this year.
Lizzie Phillips will be presenting an update from our Bias Reporting Tool and Community Response Team.
Members of this group are currently working on collecting data and funds in order to create a mobile
application used to report hate and bias incidents in Arcata, at HSU and in the TK-12 grade schools.
Our Housing Equity working group aims to create and implement accessible, equitable housing for people of
color in Arcata. Len Wolff will be discussing the group’s work to establish a seal of approval for local
landlords and property management companies, create a tenant education certificate program and build a
scholarship program that covers security deposits.
The HSU Senate meeting is open to the public, and all community members are invited to attend. The
meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 2 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Goodwin Forum, located at Nelson Hall East
102 on HSU campus. For more information, please visit equityarcata.com.
About Equity Arcata – Equity Arcata’s mission is to create a welcoming, safe and racially equitable community by
eliminating racial disparities for all people of color in housing, health, education and employment. For more
information on Equity Arcata, visit equityarcata.com.
About Humboldt State University Senate - The Humboldt State University Senate is a deliberative body guided by the
principles of shared governance, and comprised of faculty, staff, administrators and students. The University Senate is
the University’s primary policy recommending body. For more information visit, senate.humboldt.edu.