League of Women Voters Davis Area presents 'I, Too, Am Davis' - A forum on Social Justice

The League of Women Voters Davis Area invites the community to participate in a dialogue regarding racism, equality and inclusivity initiatives in the Davis Area.

The moderated forum begins with a keynote speaker followed by a panel discussion, and concludes with a question and answer period.

The panel is moderated by Komal Hak, LWV Davis Area Director of Communications, Strategy & Marketing.

Our Keynote Speaker:

Sandy Holman

Sandy is regionally and nationally recognized as a leader in social justice, equity, and “anti-hate” programs, talks, workshops and children's literature. She founded and currently directs The Culture C.O.-O.P. and United In Unity. She most recently directed the documentary, "The Cost Of Darkness."

Our Panelists:

Gloria Partida, Mayor, City Of Davis

Jann Murray- Garcia, M.D., M.P.H., Citizen of the Year Award Recipient, 2020, City of Davis

Vigdis Asmundson, Davis Joint Unified School District Trustee

Some of the topics we address during the forum include:

1. What past challenges did you or your family face in a predominantly white community and what challenges remain?

2. How has race and culture played a role in your work or activism? Has it played a role in your decision to get more involved in the community?

3. What are the resources available to people of color now?

This is the beginning of the League’s efforts to educate the community and ourselves on Social Justice issues systemic within our Davis community.

If you are interested in learning more about the League in Davis or want to participate in the Social Justice Committee, please email us at info@lwvdavisarea.org

Here is a google docs link to some of the resources mentioned in the forum!


From the Community to the Classroom, mentioned by Jann Murray-Garcia

Interview with the filmmakers of From the Community to the Classroom

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