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The City of Arcata Receives Notice For Damages In David Josiah Lawson’s Case

Arcata, CA–This sunday April 15 will mark one-year since David Josiah Lawson who was a sophomore at Humboldt State University, died after suffering multiple stab wounds at an off-campus party. There is currently no one in custody for his death. “This tough journey has been filled with disappointments, from the lack of justification for the first responders’ actions, the delay …

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Meet The Humboldt State Graduate Students Behind ‘We Are Your Community’

Arcata, CA–Erin Youngblood-Smith and Amy Mathieson met in the Graduate Social Work program at Humboldt State University. These women are from two completely different backgrounds, who formed a friendship through their love of social work and advocacy. Amy Mathieson grew up in Montana, CA and moved to Humboldt County when she was 16. She completed undergrad at HSU, graduating with a …

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#JusticeForJosiah: The Eureka NAACP Send Open Letter In Solidarity With HSU Students

Arcata, CA–The Eureka chapter of the NAACP recently sent an open letter of support, stating that the organization stands in solidarity with Humboldt State University students who are collectively organizing #12DaysofAction, a positive and peaceful demonstration formed with the intent of garnering national attention to unsolved student-murders. Dear Humboldt State University, the City of Arcata and Community Members, The Eureka …

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Reflection: Fighting For Justice is Exhausting But Black Lives Matter Too

Arcata, CA–April 15th will mark one year since Humboldt State student David Josiah Lawson was stabbed to death in Arcata. Four months after I graduated from HSU, Lawson was killed. His case remains unsolved and his mother travels from southern California to Arcata every month seeking justice for her son–while city officials accused of incompetence climb the ranks and receive …

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Press Release: Student Coalition for Organizing and Direct Action (SCODA)

Contact: Student Coalition for Organizing and Direct Action Email: hsustudentcoalition@gmail.com Date: 03/19/2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Humboldt State University: Student Walk Out “HSU Students Will Walk Out to Protest Budget Cuts On Wednesday, March 21st at 1:10pm, HSU students are walking out to protest budget cuts. Organized students have strategically planned this walkout during the Accreditation Review, which will evaluate HSU’s …

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City of Arcata To Resume Forums on Racism in Arcata

Arcata, CA–Next week Thursday Mar. 22 2018, the City of Arcata will hold a public forum to address concerns of racism and safety for people of color in Arcata’s community. These forums were asked for by the mother of Humboldt State University student David Josiah Lawson, who was killed at a house party last year April 2017. Although a suspect …

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11 Month Vigil Will Be Held Tomorrow For David Josiah Lawson

Tomorrow March 15, 2018 a vigil will be held at Arcata City Hall for David Josiah Lawson starting at 6:00 p.m. It will mark 11 months since Lawson was killed at a house party in Arcata and there is currently no one in custody for his death. There has been little to no progress made in his investigation other than …

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Community Submission: An Ode To The Ignorant White Folks

  “Maybe I have the chance to speak the words those darker than me can’t. I’ll use the privilege of my Whiteness to stand up and start a chant. See maybe one of these days I’ll be the change I want to see. Slowly began to realize, I’ve got it all inside of me. Don’t call me nigga. Don’t call …

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Opinion: I Was Asked To Speak On A Panel For Zero To Fierce In Arcata

My experience in Humboldt County is that we as people of color are definitely marginalized. Considering what has happened to the Indigenous people in this region, it should be expected. Our voices, experiences and presence are not valued in the same ways as our white counter parts who run the local town politics and businesses. We are here. We might …

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