Community Conversations on Race

We will be hosting a series of discussions on Facebook LIVE, Monday’s from 5:30PM-6:30PM. We invite you to join us as we focus on different topics, host a variety of guests and work together to take action.


October 19th, 2020

Join Ariana Diaz De Leon (Community Foundation), Jesús Guzmán (Generation Housing), and Adrian Maldonado (Side By Side), for a conversation on Identity, Emotion, Colorism and Systemic Racism from the perspective of Latino Men.

October 12th, 2020

Join us for a very special, “Community Conversations on Race”, where Indigenous matriarchs discuss finding the balance between invisibility and accurate representation. With Brenda Flyswithhawks, Rose Hammock, Esther Labrado, Tasha Fridia and moderated by Kathy Kane. Don’t miss this powerful conversation.

October 6th, 2020
District 7 City Council Candidates

We talk to Natalie Rogers and Daniela Pavone, two of the City Council Candidates running in District 7! Don’t miss this conversation with two powerful women. We talk Race, COVID-19, Equity and more.

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October 5th, 2020
Night one of a very special “Community Conversations on Race”! Hear from the City Council Candidates from District 1.

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September 21st, 2020
This week we talk to three powerful change makers on how to create long-lasting, institutional change. With Tanya Forsberg, Amber Lucas and Julian Quibell. Moderated by Marcus Clarke and Nydia Mora.

September 14th, 2020
Tonight we welcome an incredible trio for a conversation on experiences and perspectives from Elected Officials from the Latinx Community. Don’t miss this important conversation with Esther Lemus, Marta Cruz and Ozzy Jimenez!

September 10th, 2020
This week we discuss, “Living Between Cultures: Being Latina in Sonoma County” with Kathy Kane (CAP Assitant Director), Nydia Mora (Dental Programs Assitant), and America Rosales (Disaster Relief Program Coordinator). Moderated by Sonoma County COAD Director, Rocio Rodriguez. Don’t miss this important conversation, featuring four incredible women with a lot to say!

August 31st, 2020
This week we talk “Kenosha, WI and what’s next for the Black Community” with Claire Mack (former Mayor of San Mateo), Dr. Ollie Johnson (Chair and Professor of the Department of African Studies at Wayne State University), Sheba Person-Whitley (Executive Director at Sonoma County Economic Development Board) and Marcus Clarke (Fund Development and Communications Manager at CAP Sonoma)

August 10th, 2020
This week we welcome back Santa Rosa Police Chief, Ray Navarro, and local activists, Joy Ayodele and Amber Lucas for a discussion on, “Police, Protests. and Policy”. Moderated by Mary Watts-Sparks.

August 3rd, 2020
This week we will focus on, “What Can White People Do? Exploring Privilege and Allyship”, featuring J Mullineaux, Vince Harper, Laurie Lynn Hogan, and moderated by Courtney Bonam.

Links from this week’s discussion:

Leading From the Heart

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

The Case for Reparations

July 27, 2020
This week we hear, “Sistas, Speak! A Conversation with Local Black Influencers”, featuring Letitia Hanke, Amber Lucas, Malia Anderson and moderated by Joy Dehnert.

July 20, 2020
This week we focus on, “Raising Anti-Racist Children in a Racist Society” and hear the perspectives of three Sonoma County mothers; Johnetta Dedrick, Joy Dehnert and Katie Whitaker.  Moderated by Cory Spencer.

July 13, 2020
Watch Marcus Clarke, Rodney Witcher II, and Rameke Whitley discuss “Being Black in Sonoma County: Perspectives from African American Men”. Moderated by CAP’s own Cory Spencer.

July 6, 2020
Sonoma County activist and founder of local nonprofit, ‘What We Are Fighting For’, Joy Ayodele and Santa Rosa City Council Member, Chris Rogers. Moderated by Vince Harper.

June 29, 2020
Marycruz Rios and Ana Sanchez of our Youth Civic Engagement Project (YCEP), along with Vince Harper interview Santa Rosa Police Chief Ray Navarro

June 22, 2020
Our Director of Community Engagement, Vince Harper interviews Rubin Scott, President of the Santa Rosa/Sonoma County NAACP.

June 15, 2020
Karin Demarest, Vice President for Community Impact, Community Foundation Sonoma County interviews our very own, Vince Harper.