The Equity Alliance of the North Coast is focused on understanding and improving racial and social equity through education, dialogue, and coaching for organizations and individuals.

Participants at "Advancing Equity through a Racial Lens" Public Talks on September 19, 2016. Photo credit: Terrance McNally

The Equity Alliance of the North Coast is an initiative committed to making our organizations and communities more inclusive of people who experience discrimination, particularly because of their race or ethnicity. Local institutions, nonprofits, businesses, and community members are working together toward a common goal of consistently removing racial barriers. 

Humboldt Area Foundation (HAF) supports North Coast communities to address challenging problems across socioeconomic sectors and our rugged landscape. Equity Alliance efforts illustrate HAF’s mission: promoting generosity of spirit, leadership to take on challenges, and inclusion of people who have been systematically left out of many opportunities.

Projects and Opportunities

Trainings and Workshops

 In order to complement speaking events with more in depth exploration of race and equity issues, the Equity Alliance offers trainings and workshops for general learning and for specific sectors. The Equity Alliance also promotes similar events in the community related to these topics. Check out the events and workshops page to learn more, sign up and register, and to access presentations, videos and other materials from past events!

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Community Events

Equity Alliance will help bring speakers to the area, such as speakers john powell of the Haas Institute for a Fair & Inclusive Society, and Julie Nelson of the Center for Social Inclusion (CSI). We are also working with partners to promote community events focused on understanding and improving racial and social equity.

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Institutional Transformation Coaching Series

This coaching series, led by Government Alliance on Race & Equity (GARE), guided a cohort of local institutions through a six session, 15 month process that culminated in November 2017.  The GARE coaching series focused on organizations, and government and nonprofit agencies that want to take action on making their institutions more inclusive.  

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