“Home Away from Home” community potluck to offer free resources for students


Arcata, Ca., (KIEM) Another event surrounding the subject of diversity happening this weekend is the celebration of the City of Arcata’s Fall Harvest, the 2nd Annual Home Away from Home Community-Wide Potluck sponsored by Equity Arcata in cooperation with Area 1 Agency on Aging and HSU.

Community members are encouraged to bring ready-to-serve fall harvest potluck dishes enough to feed up to 10 people. There will also be a “free stuff” table, themed “Wet weather, warm clothes.” A place for community members to drop off new or “gently-used” warm clothes and items such as blankets to help students throughout the wintertime.

Malcolm Chaniawa, Racial Equity Intern for the City of Arcata said this is not an event with one mission but an event of many. Chaniawa adds this is a time to give back, break bread and hold conversation about issues equity, equality and community.

“Equity Arcata is looking to address racial disparities in our community and there is a whole range of topics that we seek to do work around, things like housing and equity, working with the police to make our communities as safe as possible. Home away from home is one of them, it’s a great community building exercise.”

The Home Away from Home Community Potluck will take place Sunday, November 4th from 5 to 7pm at D Street Neighborhood Center in Arcata. This is a free event.