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

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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.

Jul
6
Thu
2017
Free Minds, Free People
Jul 6 @ 9:00 am – Jul 9 @ 5:00 pm

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Early Bird Registration
for Free Minds, Free People has been extended! Register by June 16 for early bird rates.
Hotel Information and Deadline
Reservation deadline: June 16, 2017!
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor at a discounted group rate. Tell them you are with the Free Minds, Free People Conference.  There are only two weeks left to book your room at this rate.

Location: 300 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 (phone: 410.528.1234/Online Reservation)                  
Room options: Single room ($145 plus tax); Double room ($145 plus tax)

Dorm Information
We have also reserved dorm rooms at the site of the conference, Loyola University, and at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), closer to downtown. Please do not contact Loyola University or MICA about dorm rooms. For questions please contact Maria Cedillo at: mcedillo@baltimorealgebraproject.org or 443.979.1025. To reserve a dorm room use this form.

Loyola University: 4501 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210
Room options: Single ($62/per person); Double ($57/per person)

MICA: 1300 W. Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217
Room Options: $75 per person

Plenaries and Workshops
We have planned exciting plenary sessions focused on our theme of Fighting for Our Lives including Ableism and Racism, Water is Life, Radical Healing, as well as an all-youth plenary session. In addition we have over 100 workshops, panels, research presentations, and young activists sessions (for 4-12 year olds).

Radical Professional Development
RadPD provides the opportunity for educators across content areas and grade levels to develop specific skills to take back to their local areas. This year’s RadPD will highlight the tensions and trauma of working for social justice in schools situated within a colonial context.  One of our key speakers for RadPD is Camika Royal. Add RadPD to your registration for an additional $30, which includes a free copy of Planning to Change the World.

Help Spread the Word
This conference is a grassroots labor of love so we need your help to spread the word. Please use your networks and social media to hype the conference: www.fmfp.org

Register Today!
Discounted Early Bird registration ends June 16.
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EPIC Movement – 1st Thursday of every Month
Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Greetings All!

As you know the No New Youth Jail Campaign is heating up along with the weather so we are dropping a new meeting schedule for the summer.
E.P.I.C. will continue general meetings on the 1st Thursday of every month at 6:30pm at our usual spot, the Black Power Epicenter (6230 Beacon Ave S). There will be No New Youth Jail Action meetings announced throughout the summer to ensure we keep the pressure on our campaign targets and that we are building accountable, anti-racist relationships for the movement.
Jul
7
Fri
2017
Exploring Race and Class Intersections
Jul 7 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

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Exploring Race and Class Intersections

July 7th, 2017
9:30am – 4:30pmWorkshop Group

2100 Building
2100 24th Ave South
Seattle, WA

Race and class are inextricably linked, and we need to talk about them together. Join Class Action trainers Anita Garcia Morales and Alan Preston for a daylong workshop exploring this critical intersection. Please note that this will be an interactive and experiential workshop, not a lecture or presentation. Read more here.

Register Here

Cost: $25-$150 based on ability to pay (Space is limited)

No credit card? Register by replying to this email and pay at the door.

If you are unable to pay the suggested minimum $25, please contact us to learn more about scholarships.

Facilitators

Alan Preston, Senior Traineralanpreston

Alan Preston, MBA, grew up with the advantages of class, race, and gender and is committed to using his privilege to challenge growing economic inequality. Alan has extensive experience in nonprofit leadership and currently works as the Director of Programs and Equity for Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project. Before joining Real Change in the Fall of 2009, Alan served as the Northwest Organizer for an initiative called Wealth for the Common Good, mobilizing high-income earners in support of progressive tax policies. Alan has also designed and facilitated programs around class, wealth and leadership for progressive foundations, giving circles, churches and nonprofit organizations. Alan holds an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a B.A. in political science from Haverford College.  

Sarah Tran, Associate Trainer

sarah tranSarah Tran was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, by Vietnamese parents who came to the United States as refugees. During her earliest years, the family was solidly working-class as her parents worked hard to support their children while sponsoring relatives from Vietnam to come to the US. By the time she was four, there were ten people living in their little house. When her parents advanced in their careers, they were able to move out into a larger home, becoming the only family of color in a predominantly white neighborhood. Sarah grew up experiencing racism and sexism throughout grade school and struggled with becoming a class “straddler” as her family’s socioeconomic status changed. These experiences ground and guide Sarah‘s work today as the Executive Director of the Nonprofit Assistance Center – an organization dedicated to building capacity, resources, and leadership in communities of color and other marginalized communities.

Co-sponsored by:

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Jul
14
Fri
2017
Internalized Sexism & White Privilege: A Workshop for White Women
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – Jul 15 @ 4:30 pm

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Friday, July 14 & Saturday, July 15, 2017


The 2100 Building
2100 24th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144


8:30am Check-in & light breakfast
9:00am-4:30pm Workshop



As we work in multicultural partnerships, it is beneficial to examine the unique dynamics of our socialization around gender and race. While white women face experiences of gender oppression, we also benefit from white privilege. In what ways do these two phenomena work together to create misunderstandings, missed collaborations, and acts of supremacy?


In this workshop we use a model to examine how our identities develop as we grow in our understanding of personal and institutional oppression. Over two days we use highly interactive methods including reflective writing, video clips, small group conversations, story telling, role-playing and many other ways to take a deep look into learned patterns of behavior.


Recognizing these patterns helps us name and practice strategies to better collaborate in multicultural settings. During our time together we co-create a community where our spirits are renewed and our commitment to social justice strengthened.


Participants will…

  • Analyze the complex intersection of internalized sexism and white privilege and how this plays out in our lives.
  • Learn and apply a model of white women’s anti-racist identity development.
  • Practice strategies to heal ourselves and counter racist and sexist socialization in order to improve our cross-cultural relationships and better advocate for systems change.

Facilitators:
Ilsa Govan & Tilman Smith


Cost:
$250 Early-Bird Rate available before June 23rd, $275 thereafter.
Includes free resources, a light breakfast & snacks.
No refunds given for any reason after July 6, 2017, although you are welcome to gift your seat to a colleague.


Clock Hours & CEUs:
This workshop has been approved for 6 CEUs by the Washington State Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Our provider number is #1975-369.


Notes & Questions About Registration:
Email: Mercedes.Robinson@culturesconnecting.com

When scheduling events and partnering with venues, we prioritize making the event physically accessible for all participants whenever possible. The 2100 Building is wheelchair accessible and the workshop is on the ground floor. Accessible parking is available in the parking garage. We ask that you please refrain from wearing strong fragrances in order to keep this event accessible to community members with chemical sensitivity. To inquire about the possibility of additional accommodations, please contact Mercedes Robinson at the email listed above by June 23, 2017.

Aug
10
Thu
2017
Train the Trainer: Strategies for Facilitating Conversations on Race
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – Aug 11 @ 4:30 pm

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Thursday, August 10th – Friday, August 11th

The 2100 Building
2100 24th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144


8:30am Check-in & light breakfast
9:00am-4:30pm Workshop


Through engaging and interactive exercises, you’ll learn helpful strategies and tips on how to successfully present sensitive information to a wide audience of learners. You will develop skills to take difficult conversations about race, privilege and power to a deeper level and learn strategies for working with resistance. The two-day workshop will give you time to practice applying the strategies in a variety of scenarios.


Both experienced and novice trainers are encouraged to attend and will learn new tools. However, participants in this workshop should have awareness of your own biases, privileges and internalized oppression, as well as some knowledge of institutional racism and white privilege in the United States. The more personal work you have done to understand these issues, the more you will get out of this workshop as a facilitator.


The skills developed in this two-day intensive are valuable for individuals who want to further equity work in their communities.  Organizations committed to instituting systemic change will also benefit by training a cohort of internal trainers to provide on-going, culturally relevant professional development for staff.


Participants in this workshop receive a free copy of our Train the Trainer workbook, filled with take-away resources and valued at $32.00.


Participants will…

  •     Gain tips for creating a welcoming environment.
  •     Learn ways to establish credibility and build relationships with participants.
  •     Identify your own triggers and learn strategies to engage people when they are triggered.
  •     Develop skills for handling common pitfalls and resistance.
  •     Explore different dynamics for facilitators of color and white facilitators.
  •     Cultivate the ability to address cultural tensions and conflict.
  •     Notice and address common expressions of white privilege in workshop dynamics.

Facilitators
Caprice D. Hollins, Psy.D. & Ilsa Govan, M.A.


Cost
$275 Early-Bird registration before July 20th, $300 thereafter.
Includes free resources, a light breakfast and afternoon snacks.
No refunds given for any reason after August 3, 2017, although you are welcome to gift your seat to a colleague.


CEUs
This workshop has been approved for 12 CEUs by the Washington State Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Our provider number is #1975-369.


How is this different from the “Activities for Trainers” workshop?
The “Train the Trainer” workshop focuses on the art of effective facilitation in any setting and with any activity. Unlike the “Activities” workshop, you will not learn any particular lesson plans. In this workshop, you will receive our book, while the other workshop comes with a complementary flash drive with resources. If you’d like to purchase extra copies of our book or flash drive, please visit our Products page.


Notes & Questions About Registration:
Email: Mercedes.Robinson@culturesconnecting.com

When scheduling events and partnering with venues, we prioritize making the event physically accessible for all participants whenever possible. The 2100 Building is wheelchair accessible and the workshop is on the ground floor. Accessible parking is available in the parking garage. We ask that you please refrain from wearing strong fragrances in order to keep this event accessible to community members with chemical sensitivity. To inquire about the possibility of additional accommodations, please contact Mercedes Robinson at the email listed above by July 27, 2017.

Oct
16
Mon
2017
Bridge Conference 2017
Oct 16 @ 8:00 am – Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm
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Bridge Conference 2017


Registration Now Live

The premier conference for expanded learning professionals in the Pacific Northwest is returning to the University of Washington October 16 & 17, 2017!

Our theme this year is Together We Rise. What does it take for young people to thrive? Creating inclusive environments for young people goes beyond offering fun enrichment and quality academic supports. Young people also need places where they can heal wounds created by exclusion and inequity. Young people need tools and supports to empower them to become change agents.

Together We Rise means programs, communities and families work together to advocate for inclusive programs. We will ensure young people are not just resilient, but are self-aware; not just leaders, but thoughtful individuals invested in their futures and the future of their communities. Highlighted sessions include community organizing, engaging families, being a change agent within our programs and communities.

Stay tuned for keynote and workshop session announcements later this spring.

Date:
Monday & Tuesday, Oct 16 & 17, 2017

Location:
The HUB, UW
4001 E Stevens Wy NE, Seattle, WA 98195

Price:
$425 (Until Sep. 14)

Register Now

The Bridge Conference is a project of: