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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.

Apr
21
Fri
2017
Teens Take A Stand: Learn About Your Rights
Apr 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Room Location The Gayton Family Meeting Room
Audience Teens
Language English
Summary Hey, Teens! Join us for an evening of community, information sharing and empowerment. Learn about your rights all while you enjoy spoken word, guest speakers, food and raffle prizes!
Description Learn about:

  • Your Rights
  • Identifying & Reporting Hate Crimes
  • How to be an Ally
  • Resources Available to You

The event will feature teen performers and guest speakers from CAIR, One America, ACLU and more!

Notes Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

This program is organized by Douglass-Truth Teen Service Learners.

Contact Info Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian
Room Capacity Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
Apr
23
Sun
2017
Ikebana:A Contemporary Approach
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Apr
27
Thu
2017
18th Annual White Privilege Conference
Apr 27 – Apr 30 all-day

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WPC 18
Organizing. Strategizing.
Taking-Action.
Deconstructing the Culture of White Supremacy and Privilege:
Creating Peace, Equity and Opportunity in the Heartland.
Kansas City, Missouri

Thursday, April 27 – Sunday, April 30, 2017


For More Information: whiteprivilegeconference.com

Gang Prevention & Intervention Seminar
Apr 27 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
GANG PREVENTION SERVICES & CRIMINAL  JUSTICE  SOLUTIONS  PRESENTS:

Gang Prevention & Intervention Seminar
In the Beautiful French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Apr
29
Sat
2017
API Chaya Annual Gala
Apr 29 all-day
API Chaya Annual Gala
Apr 29 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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Please join us in our efforts to end violence in our communities. Tickets are $125 per person.

All proceeds will support our work with South Asian, Asian and Pacific Islander survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault; survivors of human trafficking from all communities; as well as our community organizing programs that address the root causes of systemic violence.

Our registration link: http://bit.ly/AnnualGala17

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment on this page or email us at info@apichaya.org.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Apr
30
Sun
2017
Support the African-American Writers’ Alliance
Apr 30 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

4/30   Open Books       4:30 p. m. 

May
1
Mon
2017
Leadership for Change – FACILITATOR ROUNDTABLE
May 1 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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SUMMARY OF THE ROUNDTABLE EXPERIENCE FOR FACILITATORS & TRAINERS

Join a group of 6-12 community leaders for a training and networking opportunity that will support you to become a more effective facilitator and/or trainer. The Facilitator Roundtable sessions will meet one Wednesday of each month February through May of 2017.  Sessions will take place on Wednesdays from 1:30-4:30pm. See specific dates below.

This interactive and collaborative series of meetings will provide an opportunity for professionals who do regular facilitation and training in their work to improve their skills, share best practices, and troubleshoot difficult situations. We will take time to share curricula, activities, and agendas that we have found to create good results. We will also practice our facilitation and training activities and create a climate for constructive, helpful feedback for improvement. For further growth and individualized training, participants are encourage to register for one-on-one Professional Coaching with Mike. Coaching sessions take place between group sessions.  For more details read below.

OUTCOMES

Participants will:

  • select session topics and receive training on subjects related to effective facilitation & training. Topics may include, but are not limited to, Meeting Management, Experiential Learning Cycle, Conflict Management, Leading Conversations on Race, Anti-oppression & Ally Work, Consensus Decision Making, Gracious Space, Learning Styles, Facilitative Learning.
  • build a collaborative learning community by sharing resources and strategies to develop more effective facilitation & training skills. Open and free flowing discussions will give participants the opportunity to seek advice, share best practices, and discover innovative ways to work as a team.
  • get lots of opportunities to both practice facilitating activities/discussions and get feedback!

MEETING DATES & LOCATION-

All sessions will be held Wednesdays, 1:30-4:30pm at the 2100 building in Seattle. 

February 8, 2017
March 8, 2017
April 5, 2017
May 3, 2017

WHO BENEFITS FROM THE FACILITATOR ROUNDTABLE?

The Facilitator Roundtable is designed for non-profit, public sector employees & independent facilitator/consultants seeking to continue improving their facilitation and training skills that ultimately help groups meet their goals in creating a more just world. Program Directors, Program Managers, Executive Directors, Volunteer Coordinators, AmeriCorps Members, community volunteers and anyone that facilitates or trains in their work or wishes to do more facilitation and/or training are welcome!

COST & REGISTRATION:

Registration Deadline – February 6th, 2017

Roundtable only- early bird rate (before January 15th)………………………………………………$295.00

Roundtable & Professional coaching (before January 15th)…………………………………………$495.00

Roundtable only-regular rate (includes four group sessions)………………………………………………………..$345.00

Roundtable & Professional Coaching – regular rate (includes four one hour individual sessions)……….$545.00

To register now, fill out the online registration form HERE.

May
6
Sat
2017
The Ethics of Cultural Awareness: Exploring Therapist Biases & the Counseling Process (PSYCH – 16ETHI11)
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

We all have cultural biases – it is the nature of being human. In order to provide excellent care, it is imperative that health practitioners become aware of their own cultural biases. In this seminar explore how your cultural values and biases can affect your interactions with people who are different from you in categories such as race, religion, sexual orientation, physical condition, socio-economic status and gender. Appropriate for any health practitioner.


Sat. May 6, 2017 | 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (6 CEUs)


The various ethics codes discuss culture and bias as they relate to the professional relationship. As examples, the APA code mandates that psychologists “ensure that their potential biases do not lead to or condone unjust practices”, the ACA code requires that counselors “explore their own cultural identities and how these affect their values and beliefs about the counseling process”, the AMA code says that physicians “take care that their actions do not discriminate against or unduly burden individual patients or populations of patients….” and the ANA code states that “nurses establish relationships of trust and provide nursing services according to need, setting aside any bias or prejudice.” The goal of this seminar is not to eliminate biases (an impossible task), but to increase awareness of them so they do not interfere with the client’s or patient’s progress.

In that regard, we will review research studies that illustrate the negative impact of bias inside and outside the clinic setting. The challenge is that health practitioners already see themselves as fair and decent people. They are also in positions of power so they may miss the bias that occurs. Moreover, clients and patients are less likely to confront their health practitioner due to this power dynamic. We will discuss steps health practitioners can take to reduce bias or at least the impact of bias.

The seminar will be highly interactive, using clips from feature films and other video clips to illustrate the issues and spark an open discussion in both small and large groups.

Upon completion of the seminar you will be able to:

  • Explain how the professional’s cultural identity, experiences and biases can impact relationships.
  • Define and recognize implicit bias and microaggressions.
  • Identify ways to reduce implicit bias and microaggressions or at least their impact.
  • Describe the importance of “cultural auditing” throughout the professional relationship.
  • Review obstacles to honest self-examination.
  • Identify an ethical decision-making model.

Please Bring: Personal water bottle (filtered water dispensers available on campus to refill).

Meals: One hour lunch break – Bring a sack lunch or eat in Bastyr’s dining commons.

Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room #284. Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.

Eligible for 6 CEUs, PDAs, and CMEs for the following professions:

  • ND (except those licensed in CA)
  • Eligibility Pending: ND (licensed in OR)
  • MD & PA – Category II CMEs (those licensed in WA)
  • ARNP & RN (licensed in WA)
  • LMFT, LMHC, LICSW & PsyD (licensed in WA)

Michael Kahn, LPC, JD

Michael Kahn holds a M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law. He has been a counselor since 1994 and he presents workshops on ethics, grief, diversity and other topics for health professionals and lawyers throughout the U.S. and abroad, including for the U.S. military.

Michael wrote the chapter Saying Goodbye: Loss and Bereavement” in Cinemeducation, Volume 2: Using Film and Other Visual Media in Graduate and Medical Education. He is among the forefront in his field in the use of film in therapy and workshops. In his free time Michael makes documentary films. Go to www.michaelkahnworkshops.com for information about upcoming workshops.