Los Cien panel takes on racial equity discussion – Petaluma Argus Courier – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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As a child, Lisa Carreño did not know there were some topics that were just too taboo to discuss with her family.

She learned race was one of them when her questions about the subject were met with admonishments from some of her relatives, said Carreño, the CEO and president of United Way of the Wine Country.

Their response to her inquiries led Carreño to associate feelings of shame and fear around that topic, she said.

“I would feel afraid of asking those questions, afraid of lifting my voice,” Carreño said. “I felt exposed for doing it wrong, for not seeing the world, maybe, the way I should.”

On Thursday night, Sonoma County’s Latino leadership group, Los Cien, attempted to dism


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