A COMMUNITY FORUM ON RACE
Protests and riots have erupted across the country and around the world since George Floyd, a black man, died on May 25, 2020, in police custody, while a white officer knelt on his neck. Peaceful protests have taken place in Wenatchee, throughout North Central Washington, and around the world following this event. A panel of local community members joined us on Juneteenth for a thoughtful, inclusive, and open-minded discussion about race. Thank you to all the panelists and participants who joined us on Zoom and on Facebook Live. .
RESOURCES ON HOW TO BE AN ALLY
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES
UNDERSTANDING SYSTEMIC RACISM
DIVERSITY IN THE OUTDOORS
The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center in partnership with Wenatchee River Institute held a community forum on September 3, 2020 to discuss lack of diversity in nature and outdoor recreation and the many factors contributing to the disparities. North Central Washington is an outdoor recreation hub, with climbing, mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, whitewater activities, gardening, and so much more. Yet, not everyone in our community is represented in these activities.
PANELISTS & RESOURCES
Karen Francis-McWhite: Mom, gardener, baker, writer
Chelsea Murphy of @shecolorsnature
Elisa Lopez: Project Director at Team Naturaleza
John Sirois (say’ay): Committee Coordinator at Upper Columbia United Tribes
Paige Castro-Reyes: Director of Programs, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
Julie Edwards: Colville Tribal Member
Nathan Isaac – Founder of STALYON
DISMANTLING RACISM IN EDUCATION
Watch the Wenatchee Valley Museum and a panel of local educators discuss dismantling racism in education, a part of our Social Justice Series conversations. Sixty-six years ago, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that “separate but equal” education was unconstitutional; however, race and economic disparities continue to be barriers to education. Thank you to our community who joined us live on October 7 to engage in a thoughtful, inclusive, and open-minded discussion about systemic racism in education, about the inequities this creates, and about the steps we can take to begin to break down these barriers.
Wenatchee Superintendent Paul Gordon
Wenatchee School Board Director Maria Iñiguez
Eastmont Superintendent Garn Christensen
Wenatchee Valley College MESA Program Director Dr. Karina Vega-Villa
Wenatchee Valley College Instructor Dr. Bobbi Johnson
Wenatchee Valley College Instructor Dr. Awanthi Hewage