November 2021 Virtual Equity Alliance Roundtable:
Humboldt Asians and Pacific Islanders in Solidarity
November 3, 2021 (5:30-7:00 p.m.)
The final in the EA Roundtable series is on Wednesday, November 3rd at 5:30 p.m., with leaders from HAPI.
Terry Uyeki was born and grew up largely in the Midwest, and was Director of Evaluation and Community Services at HSU’s California Center for Rural Policy.
Join ‘Founding Mothers’ of Humboldt Asians and Pacific Islanders in Solidarity (HAPI) in this interactive session as they share how this local affinity group formed, and how local persons of Pan-Asian heritage unpack race and identity.
HAPI began as Taiko Swing Humboldt in 2019, and has continued throughout the pandemic to host educational and cultural events and projects related to the history of and issues impacting Asians and Pacific Islanders.
Learn about their most recent Eureka Chinatown Project, and how understanding revisionist history through the lens of the oppressed is a key element in the healing of our country’s past and moving forward in solidarity.
When you register, you will be asked whether you identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC), mixed race, or non-BIPOC/White. This will make it easier for us to create breakout groups for the race-based affinity spaces.
Please note that this final Roundtable of the year will take place on the first Wednesday of the month rather than the first Thursday. Please make sure to mark your calendars accordingly.
The November Roundtable will include participation via the chat feature on Zoom. We will also have a live conversation in race-based affinity groups (participants will be asked which group they would like to participant in when they register).
Roundtables will be conducted online using Zoom, which works with both video and audio. Login instructions will be sent out when you register. If you are not familiar with Zoom, we encourage you to log on 10 minutes early for a short tutorial.
Facilitated by Marylyn Paik-Nicely and Terry Uyeki.
Event registration is sliding scale ($0 – $15). We want the roundtables to be accessible to all who would like to attend, regardless of ability to pay.
Please call us at 707-442-2993 with questions.
August Racial Equity Roundtable “Race and Society Part I”
June Racial Equity Roundtable “Race: Justifying Injustice”
May Racial Equity Roundtable “The Great Myth of Race”
This racial equity work gives us a toolbox that helps us see things more clearly and then work in a logical and outcome-oriented way to address them.
-Kerry Venegas, Executive Director, Changing Tides Family Services
Native Land Acknowledgement Statement
We acknowledge that the land on which we are based is un-ceded territory and traditional ancestral homeland of indigenous nations: Hupa, Karuk, Mattole, Tolowa, Wailaki, Wiyot, Yurok, and other original inhabitants of Humboldt County. We respect and share our gratitude to Indigenous communities. We take this opportunity to thank and honor the original caretakers of land they continue to cherish and protect, as elders have instructed the young through generations. We encourage those in Wiyot territory to make a contribution to the Honor Tax, a system set up by local non-native people as one way to acknowledge the sacrifices and resiliency of the Wiyot people. Though there is no similar system for other Tribes in the region, we encourage direct giving to Tribes and Native-led efforts.