McKinleyville Alliance for Racial Equity Hosting Film Night Tomorrow
This is a press release from the McKinleyville Alliance for Racial Equity:
McKinleyville, CA – The McKinleyville Alliance for Racial Equity (MARE) will host a film night and group discussion Thursday, November 15 at 6pm at Grace Good Shepherd Church. The event is free and open to the public.
“We are committed to a community conversation about race and racial equity in our community. This event is part of our ongoing effort to make everyone feel welcome and safe in McKinleyville,” said MARE spokesperson Holly Scaglione.
MARE formed last year after dozens of community members shared their experiences at a McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee meeting. “Many locals and visitors to our community have unfortunately been the target of racist comments and actions. We want our community to be inclusive and welcoming to everyone. We accept that promoting racial equity is challenging work and a community conversation is only a first step,” said Scaglione.
In addition to film nights and community discussions, MARE plans to sponsor racial equity and leadership trainings next year. “These conversations can be difficult. They have their own vocabulary and require that we accept that we all have some form of racial bias deep inside of us. The good news is that we have some very skilled folks right here in our community that can facilitate these discussions,” adds Scaglione.
More information on how to get involved with MARE will be available at the event.
WHAT: An ongoing film series to promote a healthy local conversation about race and equity in our community. The feature this week is The Power of Illusion Part 3: The House We Live In
WHO: MARE is a collaborative of organizations and community members committed to eliminating racial discrimination while celebrating diversity in the McKinleyville community.
WHERE: Grace Good Shepherd Church, 1450 Hiller Road, McKinleyville, CA.
WHEN: Thursday November 15, 2018, 6 pm to 8 pm.