Equity in Action

Photo Credit: UC Santa Cruz Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program

We invite you to join us in taking local action to advance racial equity in Santa Cruz County. This list of resources will help you get started.

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1. Learn, volunteer, donate, show up, collaborate, and make space for People of Color-led and serving organizations and organizers.





2. Increase economic and career opportunities for local People of Color.


  • Support access to higher education opportunities for youth of color.




3. Support community events, arts, culture, and stories of local People of Color.





4. Work for systemic change at the root level.


  • Support, learn from, and vote for trusted leaders of color in local government and positions of power.




5. Make basic needs and services essential and accessible for all.


  • Make information about essential services easy to understand, accessible in different languages: Spanish, Native languages (Mixtec, Zapotec, Chatino, Mixe, Nahuatl, Triqui), Tagalog, Cantonese, and Khmer, and in non-digital formats too.
  • Support local advocacy and anti-racist policies that increase equitable affordable housing, food access, health care, immigration reform, and worker rights.





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