GRASS VALLEY, Calif. March 25, 2019 – The League of Women Voters’ Second Saturday program on April 13 will explore the topic of “Being a Better Ally for People of Color.”

Speakers from local group Creating Communities Beyond Bias (CCBB) will host an interactive and inclusive conversation about race, empathy, and being a better ally for people of color in our community and beyond. The speakers will include Jamal Walker, Bill Drake, Tracy Pepper, and Guari Delgada.

The program will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley, 828 West Main Street.

CCBB was formed in 2011 in response to a racist incident in Grass Valley. Since then, CCBB has served on a number of panels related to prejudice, advised school administrators and student groups concerned about social justice issues, and conducted numerous workshops and presentations for middle school, high school, and college students, as well as adults. CCBB has also offered the community two “United Summits” which brought together representatives of different segments of Nevada County to look at ways to create more unity and less prejudice in our area. The group’s “Love Walk” event in January 2019 featured a multi-cultural celebration of community.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. You may learn more about the League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County at or by visiting their Facebook page,