HSU Part of New Community Diversity Effort

Supporting Diversity
April 20, 2016
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Among the goals of the Strategic Plan are to support diversity and strengthen partnerships with local communities. Humboldt State is doing both by joining several local and regional partners for an initiative called “Our North Coast.”

Led by the Humboldt Area Foundation, this 18-month initiative of public talks and intensive workshops—conducted by the UC Berkeley Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society—is aimed at creating a more welcoming and inviting climate for all cultures and backgrounds in Humboldt and Del Norte counties.

Humboldt State is hosting an inaugural event with Haas Institute director and renowned expert in civil rights and civil liberties, john a. powell. His public talk on The Science of Equality: Addressing Racial Anxiety, Implicit Bias & Stereotype Threat will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, May 5 in Goodwin Forum. Other Haas Institute staff will give future “Our North Coast” talks.

The initiative also includes classes for participants from various local organizations. They will explore best practices, tools, and resources. And they will create, test, and implement equitable, inclusive practices and policies.

By participating in “Our North Coast” HSU will be working directly with other leading community organizations to strengthen the wider North Coast community by identifying biases, creating solutions, and beginning to reverse the impact of inequality.

Learn more at ournorthcoast.org