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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.

Feb
18
Sat
2017
Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network – Yakima Solidarity Phonebank
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please help phonebank this Saturday 2/18 and/or Tuesday 2/21, in solidarity with a coalition of Yakima-based immigrant community organizations and labor unions who are working hard to get the city of Yakima to create policy that would provide stronger protections for immigrant residents increasingly under threat by Trump’s recent Executive Orders. Last week Trump escalated his attacks on immigrant families and arrested over 680 undocumented residents across the country.  

Please RSVP here

What: Yakima Solidarity Phonebank

When: Saturday, Feb. 18th,  2am-5pm

Tuesday, Feb 21st, 10am -1pm

Where: From your home or workplace.  We will provide an online training.  You will need a phone and computer to participate.

Yakima has a very large immigrant population and residents are asking for help turning out supportive yakima residents for an important City Council meeting this Tuesday 2/21 at 5:30pm. Last month, Yakima’s City Council voted down a proposal to make Yakima a Welcoming City. The resolution simply stated that everyone who lives in, works in or visits Yakima should feel welcome regardless of their identity, ethnicity or immigration status.

 

Rightwing residents have punished the City Council for even discussing this proposal. Council members who voted in support of the original Welcoming Resolution have received hateful calls and letters, including racial threats. Some are even calling for the Latina Council Members to resign.   

 

At last week’s City Council meeting everyone working on this helped packed the room with nearly 200 supporters!  Yakima immigrant residents and community orgs are calling for solidarity to keep the pressure on the whole city council to bring a new stronger resolution back for a vote that respect and protect immigrant residents.  

Feb
21
Tue
2017
Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network – Yakima Solidarity Phonebank
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Please help phonebank this Saturday 2/18 and/or Tuesday 2/21, in solidarity with a coalition of Yakima-based immigrant community organizations and labor unions who are working hard to get the city of Yakima to create policy that would provide stronger protections for immigrant residents increasingly under threat by Trump’s recent Executive Orders. Last week Trump escalated his attacks on immigrant families and arrested over 680 undocumented residents across the country.  

Please RSVP here

What: Yakima Solidarity Phonebank

When: Saturday, Feb. 18th,  2am-5pm

Tuesday, Feb 21st, 10am -1pm

Where: From your home or workplace.  We will provide an online training.  You will need a phone and computer to participate.

Yakima has a very large immigrant population and residents are asking for help turning out supportive yakima residents for an important City Council meeting this Tuesday 2/21 at 5:30pm. Last month, Yakima’s City Council voted down a proposal to make Yakima a Welcoming City. The resolution simply stated that everyone who lives in, works in or visits Yakima should feel welcome regardless of their identity, ethnicity or immigration status.

 

Rightwing residents have punished the City Council for even discussing this proposal. Council members who voted in support of the original Welcoming Resolution have received hateful calls and letters, including racial threats. Some are even calling for the Latina Council Members to resign.   

 

At last week’s City Council meeting everyone working on this helped packed the room with nearly 200 supporters!  Yakima immigrant residents and community orgs are calling for solidarity to keep the pressure on the whole city council to bring a new stronger resolution back for a vote that respect and protect immigrant residents.  

Feb
22
Wed
2017
Amazon Black Employee Network (BEN) – Black History Month Art Exhibit & Festival
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Black Employee Network will host the first ever Black History Month Art
Festival on the Amazon campus in the Doppler Meeting Center on February 22nd, 2017, from 11:00 AM-4:00 PM.
This event is a featured event during Black History Month to highlight and support the various areas of black arts
community, culture and entrepreneurialism. This event will also feature external vendors and will be
open to all Amazonians. The event will be recorded in high definition with a multi-camera crew.

Feb
24
Fri
2017
Talking with Children & Youth about Race
Feb 24 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Talking with Children and Youth about Race


How much do children really understand about race? How can you support a child’s developing cultural identity?


Recent research has shown that children have very complex understandings of differences and stereotypes. Far from being color-blind, most children are aware of how their own skin color is an advantage or disadvantage. They also judge their peers based on stereotypes that adults might like to believe they are unaware of. Because of this, it is important to give youth anti-bias messages, through actions and words, to actively counter what they are witnessing in the world. They also need to learn how to advocate for themselves and others.

In this workshop we will explore how young people in early childhood through their teen years are socialized to practice racism and privilege. You will learn strategies to teach youth how to stand up and confront bias they encounter. The facilitators draw from their diverse experiences to engage parents, teachers, and concerned community members in this vital work for equity.


Participants will…

  • Learn how young people see and understand race.
  • Discover ways to support healthy ethnic identity development in young people.
  • Practice strategies for talking with young people about countering bias.

Facilitators

Caprice D. Hollins, Psy.D. and Ilsa Govan, M.A.


Cost
$150 Early Bird Rate before February 3rd, $175 after.
Includes free resource packet, a light breakfast and snacks.
No refunds for any reason after February 17th. You may exchange your spot with a co-worker.


STARS Credits, Clock Hours & CEUs
6 STARS Credits available for Early Childhood and School Age practitioners.

6 Clock Hours available for Washington State Certificated Teachers. Please bring a check for $12 payable to Puget Sound ESD.

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.

Past participants have said…

The best on the topic of diversity, equity and inclusion I have attended. Both of you are gifted presenters, engaging and articulate speakers, facilitate rich thinking and participation from the group.” –Lisa Ellenberg, Catlin Gabel School

“This workshop is a valuable and necessary experience for all people who work with children and youth with the intention of building a more just and equitable society.” –Justin Almeida, University Unitarian Church

“An amazingly effective workshop on learning real techniques to talk with youth and people of all ages about race and racism. Techniques which can also be used to talk about sexism, heterosexism, classism, etc, too!”


Notes & Questions About Registration:

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. Please do not wear any strong fragrances, to keep this event accessible to community members with chemical sensitivity.

To inquire about the possibility of additional accommodations, contact Mercedes Robinson at 425-301-3221 or Mercedes.Robinson@CulturesConnecting.com by January 24th.

Feb
25
Sat
2017
Search for Meaning Festival
Feb 25 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

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Search for Meaning is Seattle University’s annual community festival dedicated to topics surrounding the human quest for meaning, and the characteristics of an ethical and well-lived life. Hosted on the university’s campus, Search for Meaning draws over 50 nationally and internationally acclaimed authors and artists for an interactive, introspective experience. Authors include 24 award winners, 4 New York Times bestsellers, and 3 Pulitzer Prize winners.

The festival features:

  • Author presentations on topics including social justice, cross-cultural and interreligious dialogue, homelessness, leadership, poetry, culinary arts, and sustainability
  • Keynote presentations by three New York Times bestselling authors:
    Matthew Desmond, PhD | “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City”
    Anthony Doerr | “All the Light We Cannot See”
    Margot Lee Shetterly | “Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race” (Major Motion Picture opens in January!
  • Pop-up book shop featuring author book signings
  • Art exhibit highlighting works of existential reflection
  • Gripping documentary theater performance of Re-Entry by Emily Ackerman and KJ Sanchez (For ticketing click here)
  • Mobile Mavens food trucks and Bon Appétit campus cafes
  • To view a full schedule of events before beginning the registration process, please click here.

If you would like to view the complete festival schedule before beginning the registration process, please click here.

Racial Healing Circles: Exploring Race Matters
Feb 25 @ 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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Racial Healing Circles: Exploring Race Matters
Need for Racial Healing
Many times our approach to racial healing is in response to a crisis in community. We are offering a different way of talking about race that is preemptive rather than waiting for the conflict. We aim at building strong relationships capable of holding the important healing dialogues we need around race. This is a gathering of people who are ready to experience the circle process with a focus on racial healing and who are interested in learning how to bring racial conversations  to their community.

About Peacemaking Circles
Peacemaking Circles provide the space for transforming relationships. Circles process taps into both ancient practices and modern processes to create trust, intimacy, goodwill, belonging, generosity, mutuality, and reciprocity. Circles intentionally create a sacred space that lifts barriers between people, opening possibilities for connection, collaboration, and mutual understanding. The process is never about changing others, but rather is an invitation to change one’s relationship with oneself,  to the community,  and to the wider universe.

Saturdays from 12:30pm-5:30pm
Seattle University,

We are excited to announce a 5 new sessions of the Racial Healing Circles starting in February 2017.   All sessions take place on Saturdays from 12:30pm – 5:30pm in the Seattle area.  Session dates and themes are below:

  1. Getting into the conversation – February 25, 2017
  2. Unpacking Racila Identity Development – March 8, 2017
  3. Understanding Privilege – April 15, 2017
  4. Unconscious Bias – May 27, 2017
  5. Racial Reconciliation: What do we need to move forward? – June 24, 2017

Cost:  Full program (all five sessions)  $289, – 1 session $64 each. Advanced registration is required.

To Register: https://ethicalleadership.secure.force.com/events/CnP_PaaS_EVT__ExternalRegistrationPage?event_id=a0h8000000Mqr76AAB

For more information contact: Keiko Ozeki at kozeki@ethicalleadership.org or 206.328.3020

Support the African-American Writers’ Alliance
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

2/25  Elliott Bay Book Company   

7:00 p. m. 

Feb
26
Sun
2017
People’s Tribunal Against the NW Detention Center (Tacoma Immigration Prison)
Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Join NWDC Resistance and Detention Watch Network on Sunday February 26th for the People’s Tribunal Against the NW Detention Center
 
Time: 12pm
Location: 1623 E J St., Tacoma, WA (outside the NWDC)
 

“Don’t miss the second People’s Tribunal Against the Detention Center! Tribunal organized by undocumented immigrants and formerly detained to highlight the inhumane conditions on which the immigration system operates and permits for private corporations to profit from people’s misery.

The tribunal will be held right outside the main entrance to the immigration prison AKA Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. Everyone is invited to join and share experiences on how the criminalization of people of color has impacted all our communities.”

 
On a personal note, last year’s People’s Tribunal was the most powerful event I have been to outside the NWDC.  I cannot recommend attending the Tribunal enough if you want to understand the true human costs of the oppressive immigration and detention system.

 
We are in need of canopies, table, folding chairs, coffee and a few other supplies. Please complete this form if you can lend us any of these items.
 
Find out more about NWDC Resistance at www.nwdcresistance.org 
(monetary donations always welcome to support their critical work)
 
And follow on facebook: www.facebook.com/NWDCResistance/
 
See you on the 26th and please spread the word (flyers attached)
 
 


About CARW: http://carw.org

Mar
3
Fri
2017
Documentary Film Screening – Black Girl in Suburbia
Mar 3 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Film and Discussion: “Black Girl in Suburbia”

Discussion with Director Melissa Lowery

For information contact: cice@pugetsound.edu


Accessibility Information

Phone: 253.879.3931
Email: accessibility@pugetsound.edu
Online: pugetsound.edu/accessibility