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Social Justice Series

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. .

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RESOURCES ON HOW TO BE AN ALLY

https://news.airbnb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2020/06/Black@_Airbnb_Employee_Resource_Group_Activism__Allyship_Guide.pdf

https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/topics/being-antiracist

https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/topics/race-and-racial-identity

pbs.org/wbgh/frontline/article/introduction-2/

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES

https://www.davincisciencecenter.org/posts-press-releases/racism-and-our-commitment-to-making-meaningful-change/

https://www.pbs.org/parents/talking-about-racism

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/24/716700866/talking-race-with-young-children

teachingforchange.org/teaching-about-race

UNDERSTANDING SYSTEMIC RACISM

SYSTEMIC RACISM EXPLAINED

https://www.raceforward.org/videos/systemic-racism

https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/topics/social-identities-and-systems-oppression

 

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

shecolorsnature.com

Elisa Lopez: Project Director at Team Naturaleza

https://www.facebook.com/teamnaturalezawenatchee/

https://teamnaturaleza.weebly.com/?fbclid=IwAR0cSO1Sk4QLnq6oqQwE4KLGS2hlyqnV9Xm9drjd3mkypX8Wcitzzf1ZWgM

John Sirois (say’ay): Committee Coordinator at Upper Columbia United Tribes

https://www.colvilletribes.com/

Paige Castro-Reyes: Director of Programs, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

ccp.health.org

Julie Edwards: Colville Tribal Member

Nathan Isaac – Founder of STALYON

https://www.stalyon.us/

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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.

Panelists:

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

Resources:

26 Children’s Books to Support Conversations on Race, Racism, and Resistance

Teaching Tolerance

Resources to develop students’ understanding of Latinx heritage

Antiracists Books, Films, Articles and Podcast

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