Racial literacy event returns to Nevada County library | TheUnion.com

Racial literacy event returns to Nevada County library

Racial Literacy Nevada County will host a “World Cafe” meetup Friday, where community members can gather to discuss diversity, social justice and race-related topics in a cafe-style setting.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Madelyn Helling Library’s Community Room and will be the third out of a series of four “World Cafe” discussions.

“I think the same theme is prevailing at these discussions, which is why people keep showing up: how do we diversify this community?” said Daniela Fernandez, one of the event’s organizers.

According to the Nevada County Demographic and Statistical Profile for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, 86 percent of county residents identify as white, 9 percent identify as Hispanic, 1 percent each identify as Asian, African American, and Native American, and 2 percent identify as “other.”

The World Cafe is a communication method that involves creating a comfortable space for people to discuss a theme. Participants are split into small groups and are given topics to talk over amongst themselves. The small groups are shuffled after each round.

The Racial Literacy event is sponsored by the Madelyn Helling Library, and is free and open to the public.

Space is limited to 40 participants. To register, visit the “Racial Literacy World Cafe” Facebook page.

To contact Staff Writer Matthew Pera, email mpera@theunion.com or call 530-477-4231.

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