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Year of Remembrance: Glimpses of a Forever Foreigner Exhibition
Feb 17 2017 @ 10:00 am – Feb 11 2018 @ 5:00 pm



Year of Remembrance: Glimpses of a Forever Foreigner

On display February 17, 2017 – February 11, 2018

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, which resulted in the forced removal and incarceration of 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans. They were charged with no crime. The cause of their imprisonment was their ancestry.

This exhibition recognizes the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066, and explores historic and contemporary issues of racism, discrimination and human rights.

Northwest Conference on Teaching for Social Justice
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am


We would like to invite you and your organization to participate in the Resource Fair at the 10th Annual Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference. The Conference will be held on Saturday, October 21st, at Chief Sealth International High School in Seattle, WA.

More than 1,200 educators, students, and parents participated in last year’s NWTSJ in Portland. The conference offers the opportunity for participants to build social justice networks of people, knowledge, and resources. The Resource Fair is an extension of the conference, and provides a space for conference participants to learn more about local, regional, and national non-profit organizations committed to social justice education.

We welcome nonprofit, social justice organizations that support the mission of the conference, and whose practice demonstrably aligns with our aims. We share the perspective of our co-sponsor, Rethinking Schools, which is “dedicated to sustaining and strengthening public education through social justice teaching and education activism.” Like Rethinking Schools we strive to “promote equity and racial justice in the classroom. We encourage grassroots efforts in our schools and communities to enhance the learning and well-being of our children, and to build broad democratic movements for social and environmental justice.” We strive to work for peace and justice not only in the United States, but throughout the world, and oppose war, militarism, colonialism, and occupation.

Resource Fair Logistics:

  • Doors open to Resource Fair presenters at 7:30am on the day of the conference.
  • If you are interested in applying for this year’s Resource Fair, please complete the Resource Fair Info Form. If you have questions, please contact Heather Griffin:
Ecology of Power & Privilege
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm

Ecology of Power & Privilege – Oct 21-22, 2017

For Adults

Linne Doran: Duvall, WA

9am-5pm Both Days; Camping available Sat. evening

$ 195.00
9am-5pm Both Days; Camping available Sat. evening

October 21 – 22nd, 2017

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There is a powerful historical relationship between our disconnection from the natural world and systems of human oppression. By grounding our social justice work in connection with nature, and our nature connection work in social justice, we gain access to new tools and strategies to bring healing and justice to all wounded places–our psyches, our human communities, and our ecosystems.

Join Pinar Ates Sinopoulos-Lloyd and Darcy Ottey of Youth Passageways’ Cross-Cultural Protocols Working Group for an experiential, body-based, trauma-informed workshop. Together, we will build an ecological understanding of power, privilege, and oppression, and explore our own niche within these contemporary structural dynamics.

We will explore power and privilege through the eyes of nature, gaining naturalist skills in awareness, observation, and tracking, and applying them to our social world. The skills and insights gained through our time together will further prepare you to show up with the community you serve, by providing new tools for working with trauma, addressing barriers to inclusivity embedded within your program or organization, and interrupting harmful behaviors.

The intention for our time is to build a community of practice from the region, who can continue to strengthen the intersection of nature connection and social justice work beyond our weekend together.

We will cover:

  • A map of social positions
  • Giving environmental educators a systems view of power and privilege
  • Widening awareness
  • Identifying our impact on the world
  • Building a community beyond this day

Meet your Instructors

Pınar has always been allured by how the natural world mirrors one’s internal landscape and the intersections they carry. Enchanted by the liminal, Pınar is a genderfluid QTPOC (Queer/Trans Person of Color) with their mother’s side native to the Americas and father’s side from Turkey which is where they grew up. Their self-designed studies include a B.A. in “Somatic & Depth Ecopsychology” from Prescott College, graduating from the Wilderness Awareness School’s Anake Outdoor School and Wildlife Tracking Intensive as well as other immersive studies at School of Lost Borders, Animas Valley Institute, Naropa University, and Esalen Institute. Pınar is the co-founder of Queer Nature, a collaborative vision with their spouse, So, to cultivate an earth-based queer community rooted in decolonial and queer rites of passage.

Since her wilderness-based coming of age experience through Rite of Passage Journeys at age 13, Darcy Ottey has been dedicated to creating intentional rite of passage experiences to help young people mature into healthy, capable adults.  As an initiated European-American woman (British/Ukrainian descent), she is particularly interested in how rites of passage can help develop both the individual capacities and the cultural will necessary to dismantle structures of oppression, as well as the role inheritors of race-based privilege can have in interrupting cycles of oppression those structures cause, helping to allow for the creation of truly thriving communities. Currently Stewarship Council Chair for Youth Passageways, Darcy has worked with a variety of youth-serving organizations as both rite of passage practitioner and administrator.  She holds an M.A. in Environment and Community from Antioch University Seattle.

Up the Chinatown River to Nagaland
Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm
HEALING JUSTICE Premiere Film Screening and Community Conversation
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
HEALING JUSTICE Premiere Film Screening and Community Conversation
PIGOTT AUDITORIUM, Seattle University Campus
Seattle, WA
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The world is crying out for healing — healing of inequitable actions and of unfair, unjust systems. And, equally important, the world is crying out for the deep internal healing that allows us to more effectively come together to educate, organize and work towards dreaming and building a world that works for everyone.

This event is a community film screening and dialogue that is part of a multi-city tour of the new documentary film HEALING JUSTICE. This three-tiered event includes a: I) Film Screening and Community Conversation, II) Healing Justice Workshop, and III) Healing Justice Circle. Use the drop-down menu to register for each component.


This film asks America to talk about the causes and consequences of our current system of justice.  The film explores:

    • What is justice, really?
    • Why is healing such an important component of justice?
    • How do our current structures discount and dehumanize young people of color as well as our poorest and most vulnerable citizens?
    • How can we transform our ideas, structures, and culture to produce a new story that popularizes the truth of our connected humanity?
    • How can we work towards a vibrant future where belonging, not bothering, is the norm     what would that look, sound and feel like?

Designed for dialogue, the film will address the youth-to-prison pipeline, the need for comprehensive criminal justice reform, and will highlight various healing methodologies. We want to support a national dialogue that investigates and considers alternatives to our current punitive model of justice.

The film screening is Thursday, October 26, 2017, from 6:00p-8:30p in the Pigott Auditorium at Seattle University.
General Admission: $15 minimum (pay more if you can to support access to this event)
Group Discount Rate: $10 (each for five or more registered together)
Student/Community Organizer: $5 minimum (pay more if you can to support access to this event)

Copies of the film will be available for purchase at this event.

This workshop is intended to help participants deepen their understanding of the systemic injustices in the justice system, consider alternatives, and participate in movements to change public perceptions and public policy.  Using clips from her new film, Healing Justice, Dr. Shakti Butler will guide participants through the three major questions that the film asks:

  • How does each of us experience trauma and then pass it on?

  • What is justice?

  • What can healing look like?

  • How can we meet the needs of the victim, the victimizer, and their respective communities?

  • How can we embrace both compassion and accountability?

What are the words we can speak, the stories we can tell, the experiences we can share that will help us build the public will that is needed to make necessary change? Participants in this workshop will receive a complimentary copy of the film to take back to their communities to spark conversations and create change.

This is a half-day workshop on Friday, October 27th from 9:00a-12:00p in Casey Commons, also at Seattle University.

The workshop fee is $100 minimum (pay more if you can to support access to this event) and includes admission to the film on Thursday, October 26th. Inquire about partial scholarships.

Begin the healing by joining us in Circle. This healing justice circle will enjoin us to begin our healing journey, both personally and communally. And is for folks who attended the Healing Justice film and/or workshop.

A community of circle keepers will convene this circle from 1:00p-5:00p. This is free or pay what you can to support access to this event. Register early as there are very limited number of seats available in this circle. Pre-registration for this circle is separate and required.

Uncommon Conversations
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Uncommon Conversations
Bridging the Political Divide: Civic Dialogue in a Time of Fracture

This fall, the Center for Ethical Leadership will offer a two-sessions dedicated to addressing and healing one of American society’s most disabling conditions, its fracture along political lines. “Bridging the Political Divide: Civic Dialogue in a Time of Fracture” will be the topic of these sessions. The program is part of CEL’s longtime, highly successful Uncommon Conversations series.

Informing the conversations will be the methods and principles of one of CEL’s fundamental concepts, Gracious Space. These conversation are intended to inspire dialogue of a sort that has grown increasingly rare: between people with seemingly opposed worldviews. Such conversation has never before been needed as badly as it is now. To remain highly effective, civic and organizational leaders need to cultivate dialogue of this sort.

  • The first session is on Saturday, October 28 from 1:00 pm–4:00 pm and is called, “Morality and Its Political Implications.” We welcome people with widely varying beliefs about prayer, religion, and spirituality and their relationship to government and politics.
  • The second session will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 6:30 pm–9:00 pm, and is called “Class, Freedom, and Equality.” Here we will gather individuals to discuss how politics and economic class affect our relationships with one another.
Sign up for one or both!

Gracious Space artistic drawing

Circle of chairs before a peacemaking circle

Leadership Skills for Workplace Diversity
Oct 30 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Join us for this practical, hands on supervisory skills workshop which will improve your efficiency, enhance your coaching skills, and heighten your ability to supervise with an equity lens. Fleur, Keonna, and Mike bring a unique combination of experiences working with non-profit, public sector, and corporate organizations. They all bring a shared commitment to creating a more just world and have thought deeply about equity in the workplace.

Participants will have the opportunity to identify their own biases and make connections to how those might be influencing their leadership style or supervising skills.

Learning objectives include:

Clearly stated values to drive leadership

Understanding of personal bias and blindspots

Skills and strategies for equitable management

Identify the link between valuing equity and implementing it into leadership


Workshop Description: 

As Supervisors and Leaders committed to equity in the workplace, how can we implement and execute what we’ve learned and create the change we want to see and create more effective, accountable, and equitable organizations as we do it?

This training is intended to challenge us to examine our beliefs, attitudes, and practices about the people with whom we have been tasked to lead.  It will provide participants with a solid understanding of leading with your values, giving and receiving feedback and how to administer the human resources and operational practices of your organization thru the lense of equity. Upon completion, you will be able to answer the question?  “What do I do now?” as well as some practical tools to advance your work.

Participants will leave the workshop with:

  1. Identify the link between valuing equity and implementing it into leadership.
  2. Understanding of personal bias and blindspots
  3. Skills and strategies for equitable management
  4. A general understanding of how to infuse equity within your HR practices
  5. Be exposed to tips and ideas that can be implemented into your organization resulting in an immediate impact.

Who will benefit from this workshop? 

This experiential workshop is ideal for leaders interested in applying their basic knowledge of social justice, race, and biases to become more effectively leaders in organizations of all sizes and at all stages of their development. All that’s needed is a desire to either develop or refine self-awareness practices on your team or within your organization. Participants should be in a position to enact change within their organization. This means supervisors, managers, directors, operations professionals, human resources professionals, executive directors, leaders of teams, or people with the capacity and energy to start making changes. We strongly recommend that organizations send 2-3 people to the training to partner in sharing the learning and implementation when you return to your organization.  Get 10% off if you register 3 or more staff from the same organization. (See group rate ticket option on registration page.)

This workshop is brought to you in partnership with: HR & Equity Consulting Firm and Leadership for Change

For more info and to register, click HERE! 

Limited number of partial scholarship are available upon request. For more info, contact Mike Beebe at

ACLU Bill of Rights Celebration Dinner
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bill of Rights Dinner: Event Info

We The People: ACLU of WA Bill of Rights Dinner
Event Details

  • Saturday, November 4th 2017
  • Seattle Westin – 4th Floor Grand Ballroom (1900 5th Ave, 98101)
  • Registration opens at 6pm, dinner is served at 7pm, and the event will conclude around 9:30pm.
  • Parking information can be found here.

Guests Names and Meal Choices

  • If you purchased more than one ticket, we need to know the names of your guests.
  • Entrée choices this year include salmon, chicken or a vegetarian/vegan meal.
  • If you don’t specify your meal choice, you will receive chicken.

If you would like to eat fish or a vegetarian/vegan meal, please send an email including your full name to If you purchased tickets for a guest(s), please provide their full names and meal choices to the same email no later than Friday, October 30th. If you don’t provide us with your guest names, we will do our best to contact you before the event.

Ticket Information

  • There are no paper tickets to the event. Check-in under your last name upon arrival at the Westin.
  • General admission tickets have a Fair Market Value of $150.
  • VIP tickets have a Fair Market Value of $300.
  • Sponsorships, excluding tickets, are tax-deductible.

Again, if you have any questions about the event, please contact Paula or John at or call 206-624-2184. See you on November 4th!

Center for Ethical Leadership 2017 Legacy Celebration Fundraiser
Nov 9 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Center for Ethical Leadership 2017 Legacy Celebration Fundraiser
Nov 9 @ 5:30 pm
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2017 Legacy Celebration Fundraiser

Thursday November 9, 2017
at The Edgewater Hotel

“Courageous Collaborations”
Glenn Harris, President of Race Forward and Publisher of Colorlines

2017 Legacy Award Recipient:

Julie Nelson, Sr. Vice-President of Race Forward, and
Director of Government Alliance on Race & Equity
Legacy Celebration Fundraiser Co-Chairs, Janice Jaworski and Patricia Hughes

Cocktails and Conversation with Community at 5:30
Dinner at 6:45pm