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Culture and Identity

Why RACE Matters on the Central Coast

Broadcast date: 12/1/16

In the homogenous communities of the Central Coast, it can be awkward and uncomfortable to confront matters of racial justice, but given the dramatic killings of unarmed African Americans in other areas of the country, it becomes difficult to turn a blind eye to our country's institutional racism. R.A.C.E. Matters SLO County, and other like-minded individuals, have begun to advance a local dialogue around race to provide space for marginalized groups to be heard.

Join host Kris Kington Barker as she speaks with the co-founders of R.A.C.E. (Responsibility, Action, Compassion, Education) Matters SLO County, Courtney Haile, Gina Whitaker, and Julie Lynem as they discuss current trends in race relations and the politics of race on the Central Coast.

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.