23rd Annual Campus Community Dialogue on Race

Eureka Chinatown Project Tour kick-off event Oct. 23, virtual workshops Oct. 25 – 29

Campus & Community Dialogue on Race, also known as CDOR, is an annual event at Humboldt State University. Students, staff, faculty, administrators and community members are welcome to present and/or attend.

This year will be the 23rd annual event and the theme is Dismantle & Heal: Building Coalition Against Forced Division. It is a week-long event starting Oct. 23 and runs through Oct. 29 and it will be held virtually on Zoom.

“The purpose of this year’s theme is to dismantle racism and have meaningful dialogues, building circles so we can address racism,” said Frank Herrera, CDOR committee member. “We want to create space, guidance, support and structure for reflections.”

The stated focus of CDOR is to achieve racial, social, and environmental justice, and to promote and facilitate social and environmental change by engaging a diverse range of individuals, communities, and viewpoints to explore the impact of racism and its intersections with all forms of oppression, according to the event website.

“The purpose of Campus and Community Dialogue on Race is to build spaces and structures for reflection, analysis, dialogue and positive strategies for change,” Herrera said.

Clinical psychologist, Lisa Nakamura, Psy.D., will be the featured speaker. Nakamura is active within the Japanese American community, including helping organize pilgrimages to Tule Lake concentration camp. Nakamura will be presenting “Intergenerational Trauma to Racial Solidarity in the Japanese American Community” on Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 9 a.m.

American stand-up comic, actor, filmmaker and podcast host, Hari Kondabolu will be this year’s keynote speaker. His comedy covers subjects such as race, inequity, and Indian stereotypes. He was a writer for Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell and the creator of the 2017 documentary film “The Problem with Apu.” Kondabolu will be speaking Thursday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m.

“CDOR has many workshops and events taking place this year,” said Jasper Larkins, CDOR marketing team member. “Kicking us off on Oct. 23 is the in-person trip to Eureka Chinatown.This event will also be conducted virtually for those who may not be able to attend in-person.”

There will also be a film screening of “Bakla” about “Unspoken Conversations: Queerness within the Filipinx Family Dynamic” on Friday Oct. 29 at noon. For Zoom links, workshops and schedules visit https://dialogue.humboldt.edu/

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