Race Equality Week & Festival

Submitted by teenspace on September 11, 2009 - 1:24pm

The Race Equality Week and Festival starts this Sunday, September 13th.  The purpose of this week is twofold:  to spotlight the issues of racism and discrimination and the problems that many are still facing and to showcase what Santa Rosa and Sonoma County are doing to promote race equality and celebrate our diversity. There are several events happening around the county to celebrate Race Equality Week.  For more information please visit:  www.rewfestival.net.

Sunday, Sept 13th @ 3 pm @ Community Baptist Church, 1620 Sonoma Ave, Santa Rosa:  Guess Who's Coming to Dinner":  Unite with fellow community members, share conversation and engage in dialogue that crosses boundaries and barriers in our social, cultural, economic, academic and political environment.

Tuesday, Sept. 15th @ 5 pm @ Northwest Library, Santa Rosa:
Dance Azteca Ohtl Yoliliztli Presents Aztec Dance & Culture Workshop using language, instruments and ragalia

Wednesday, Sept. 16th @ 6 pm @ Rohnert Park-Cotati Library, Rohnert Park:
Seminar/Demonstration, Multi-Cultural Tae Kwan Do

Wednesday, Sept. 16th @ 6:30 pm @ Central Library, Santa Rosa:
"I am from..." Cultural Awareness Workshop

Thursday, Sept. 17th @ 4 pm @ Rohnert Park-Cotati Library, Rohnert Park:
Chinese Culture Presentation & Calligraphy Writing Class

Friday, Sept. 18th @ 2 pm @ Rohnert Park-Cotati Library, Rohnert Park:
Storytelling Workshop

Friday, Sept. 18th @ 3 pm @ Rincon Valley Library, Santa Rosa:
Tae Kwan Do Workshop

Friday, Sept. 18th @ 3 pm @ Sonoma Valley Library, Sonoma:
Travadores Community Theater Presentation

Saturday, Sept. 19th @ 9 am @ Elsie Allen High School, Santa Rosa:
"Understanding Whiteness:  Unraveling Racism" Workshop

Saturday, Sept. 19th @ 11 am @ Healdsburg Library, Healdsburg:
"Remembering our Manongs (Elders)"

Sunday, Sept. 20th @ 1 pm @ Elsie Allen High School, Santa Rosa:
Race Equality Week Festival:  Free cultural arts presentations, children's activities, and information tables; crafts and food sales

We hope to see you at some or all of these events!

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