Anti-racism task force meets today |

Anti-racism task force meets today

Discrimination in all its forms will be tackled by a new task force that will start meeting today in Grass Valley.

Members of the new Dismantling Racism Task Force will meet at 9:15 a.m. today at Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St., near downtown Grass Valley. The establishment of a task force grew out of a series of workshops held earlier this month on the topic, according to organizer David Baker, a retired Lutheran minister.

All people interested in the topic are welcome to attend, and Baker especially is eager to welcome other faith congregations in the task. Western Nevada County is one of the whitest areas in California, which could make people wonder why racism would be considered an issue here.

“That’s why we need to deal with it,” Baker said. “It manifests in a variety of ways, including classism and culturalism … and many ways that we are not aware of.”

Baker can be reached at or by calling 530-432-8935. For more about Peace Lutheran Church, visit

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