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Sep
26
Tue
2017
Leadership Practices for Healthy, Just & Inclusive Communities
Sep 26 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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Leadership Practices
September 26th, 2017
12:30pm-4:30pm

Waiting for the bus. Shopping for groceries. Attending events. We see our neighbors and coworkers, but how well do we understand and connect with each other? Although we are living side-by-side, our experiences with these common activities can differ significantly based on our social memberships. In many ways we live in parallel universes with different realities often separated along demographic lines.

What does it mean to be a whole community, and what does it take to build it in an ever-changing, siloed multicultural society? How is being a “holder of community” a vital role for leaders? What brings people together to collectively forge solutions to critical issues of our day?

This workshop considers those questions, as it explores the interface between leadership and community in a society both blessed and challenged by cultural difference. Using CEL’s framework for advancing social change in service of the common good, this workshop will explore leadership principles and practices that help build healthy, just, inclusive communities.

2100 24th Ave S
Seattle WA 98144


Oct
14
Sat
2017
Unity in the Community
Oct 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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October 14th at Washington Hall

API Chaya wants to honor and celebrate all that you give to our anti-violence work. We invite you to bring the whole family to our community celebration. There will be delicious food, desserts, bar, local artist vendors, prizes, and more!

Opening ceremony by Patricia Allen, followed by live performances from the AU CollectiveKimmortal, RISE, and, our headliner, Seattle’s very own Nikkita Oliver.

Tickets are $20, buy your tickets today and support survivors and families affected by sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking. Or, extend your impact by becoming a monthly donor and we will send you two complimentary tickets to our show. Your dollar makes a difference.

We hope to see you there!
Joanne

Joanne Alcantara
API Chaya Executive Director


If you have any questions, please contact our office at info@apichaya.org or 206-467-9976. If you would like to volunteer/ join our concert planning team, email volunteer@apichaya.org

Unity in Community – Fall Concert
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct
16
Mon
2017
Bridge Conference 2017
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm
Bridge Conference

Bridge Conference 2017


Together We Rise: A Theme for Our Conference, and Our Times

Our theme at this year’s Bridge Conference is more relevant than ever as we work to create safe, equitable environments for young people that counter the racism and hate so rampant in this uncertain time in our nation and world’s history.

Together We Rise frames our learning at Bridge this year on how expanded learning programs, communities, and families can work together to advocate for inclusive programs. How can we as professionals working with young people, ensure they are not just resilient, but self-aware; not just leaders, but thoughtful individuals invested in their futures and the future of their communities.

The following workshops provide a sample of the offerings speaking to the content areas of educational equity and social emotional learning, both strong tracks at this year’s conference.

View our full listing of workshops, now posted online!

View Workshop Schedule

Register Now for Bridge 2017

Oct
21
Sat
2017
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.

Nov
9
Thu
2017
Center for Ethical Leadership 2017 Legacy Celebration Fundraiser
Nov 9 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Feb
8
Thu
2018
2018 Unding Institutionalized Racism Workshop
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – Feb 9 @ 5:00 pm

The People’s Institute Northwest (PINW) has posted the 2018 Undoing Institutionalized Racism (UIR) Workshop schedule for the Seattle and Snohomish County regions on their website at www.pinwseattle.org. The Portland regional workshop dates are still being worked out. Once I have the dates for Portland, I will send out another notification.

The dates for the Seattle are:

February 8th & 9th
March 21st & 22nd
May 17th & 18th
July 19th & 20th
September 20th & 21st
November 8th & 9th
December 13th & 14th

The dates for Snohomish County are:

February 15th & 16th
April 2nd & 3rd
June 16th & 17th
October 4th & 5th
December 3rd & 4th

PLEASE NOTE THE SNOHOMISH COUNTY WORKSHOPS ARE FOR RESIDENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT RESIDE WITHIN SNOHOMISH COUNTY.

The Undoing Institutionalized Racism Workshop is an intensive two-day workshop designed to educate, challenge and empower people to “undo” the racist structures that hinder effective social change. The training is based on the premise that racism has been systematically erected and that it can be “undone” if people understand where it comes from, how it functions and why it is perpetuated.

This workshop is offered by The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond (PISAB), a national multiracial, antiracist collective of veteran organizers and educators dedicated to building an effective movement for social change. The People’s Institute was founded in 1980, has trained thousands of people in hundreds of communities throughout the United States, and is recognized nationally for the quality of its training.

The workshop addresses the following areas:

Analyzing Power – Effective organizing requires accurate analysis. Analysis includes the systems that keep racism in place. The training examines why people are poor, how institutions and organizations perpetuate the imbalance of power, and who is responsible for maintaining the status quo.

Defining Racism – In order to undo racism, it must be understood. Organizers and educators who intend to build effective coalitions need to be very clear about what racism is and what it is not in order to avoid serious strategic and tactical errors.

Understanding the Manifestations of Racism – Racism operates in more than just individual and institutional settings. The dynamics of cultural racism, linguistic racism, and militarism as applied racism are examined.

Learning from History – Racism has distorted, suppressed and denied the histories of people of color and white people as well. A correct knowledge of history is a necessary organizing tool as well as a source of personal and collective empowerment.

Sharing Culture – One of the most effective methods of oppression is to deny a people its history and culture. The training process strongly emphasizes “cultural sharing” as a critical organizing tool.

Organizing to Undo Racism – How can communities achieve concrete results in dismantling the structures of racism? The principles of effective organizing, the process of community empowerment, the techniques of effective strategizing and the internal dynamics of leadership development are explored.

The UIR workshop is generally two days in duration, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and typically geared to 30-40 participants. Participants are asked to commit to the full two days of the session.
The curriculum is presented in stages, each stage building upon the previous stage.

The cost of the workshop is $350.00 per person. Payment can be made via Paypal at the end of registration OR you can send a check made payable to People’s Institute Northwest, P.O. Box 47437, Seattle, Washington 98146.

You also have the option to pay by phone using a credit card. Please contact Debbie Green directly on 206.938.1023. An electronic receipt will be sent to you once payment is processed.

Refunds will be issued up to three weeks prior to the workshop. Following that date, no refund will be given, however, funds will be credited toward your next registration.

You can register online at http://www.pinwseattle.org/ OR contact Debbie Green at pinwseattle@yahoo.com only if the online registration is closed. You will be sent a confirmation letter four (4) weeks prior to the start date of the workshop.

Please call if in doubt of your status. Sessions fill up quickly and are limited to 40 participants. Please check on availability prior to last minute registration. Questions? Contact The People’s Institute Northwest office at 206-938-1023 or via email at pinwseattle@yahoo.com.