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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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Presents


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
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.

Caring for Our Community’s Black Kids
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Amara for a conversation to discuss solutions to the crisis-level shortage of Black/African-American foster families (details below).

Dr. Ben Danielson, who will be facilitating the conversation, and others on the panel have been active participants in Treehouse’s African American Community Conversations. Dr. Danielson has also led a wonderful partnership between Treehouse and the Odessa Brown Clinic. Please support our black youth in foster care by attending this at NAAM on May 6th!

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May
8
Mon
2017
Men As Allies 2017
May 8 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Date May 8, 2017
Time 8:00am – 5:00pm
Location 383 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10179

About

Men have played a critical role in our progress toward achieving gender equality in the corporate world. But there is much left to be accomplished. Bias – especially regarding women of color and multicultural women – stubbornly remains. In order to overcome that bias and reach full gender parity, it will take men of courage, conscience, and good will, men who are committed to and actively engaged in creating cultural change in their workplaces.

Male allies must be engaged at every level in the corporation: from the C-suite all the way down to first-line supervisors. We need all men — and all women — to understand the critical importance of leaving no woman behind.

Join us for our ground-breaking third annual Men As Allies Summit. You will hear success stories from pioneering gender equity programs from some of the biggest companies in the country. They will discuss what it took to bring more women into top leadership roles, and they will talk frankly about the challenges they had to overcome. There will also be special time allotted for white attendees to hear the perspective of women of color/multicultural women, and vice versa. The goal of this experiential part of the Summit is to deepen everyone’s understanding of what it takes for the other to lead, and to open more doors for all women.

Attendees are required to register as male/female leadership pairs. Pairs should be aware that all discussions taking place during the summit will remain confidential. Attendees are urged to invite their senior leadership and C-suite executives to a post-event reception.

Read about the 2016 event

To view photos from Men As Allies 2016, please click link below.

Men as Allies 2016 event photos

Nearby Hotels:

Grand Hyatt New York
109 East 42nd Street at Grand Central Terminal
New York, NY 10017
Tel: 212-883-1234

The Roosevelt Hotel
45 East 45th Street at Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Tel: 888-TEDDY-NY

W New York
541 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Tel: 212-755-1200

Agenda

8:00am Registration / Breakfast

8:45am Welcome Remarks

Subha V. Barry / Senior Vice President, Managing Director / Working Mother Media
Patricia David / Managing Director, Senior Diversity Advisor / J.P. Morgan Chase

9:15 Opening Keynote: The Heart of Masculinity

Michael Kaufman, Ph.D. / Author, Cracking the Armour: Power, Pain and the Lives of Men

10:00am Break

10:30am Gender Partnership Storytalks: What Makes Gender Equality Programs Work
Four expert practitioners in bringing gender equality to their companies briefly tell their stories, focusing on 1) the initial gender-equity problem(s) identified at their firms, 2) the solutions implemented, and 3) the results of the work done. These will be followed by an intelligent and lively conversation among the speakers, moderated by our Working Mother Media staff. Toward the end of the session, we will leave time for Q&A from the audience. Participants will walk away with proven strategies to engage men as advocates for leveling the playing field.

Catherine Verhoff / VP and Chief Diversity Officer / PGIM
Dean Wunderle / Director of Human Resources / P&G
Kendra Thomas / VP & Global Head of D&I / Pearson

12:30pm Keynote Luncheon

David Arena/ Global Head of Real Estate / J.P. Morgan Chase
Marisa Galioto / Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate / J.P. Morgan Chase
Jessica Holmes / Executive Director, Global Real Estate Portfolio Management / J.P. Morgan Chase
Valerie Rainford / Head of Advancing Black Leaders and Diversity Advancement Strategies / J.P. Morgan Chase

1:30pm Executive Summary: Men as Allies for Multicultural Women Research

Suzanne Richards / Director of Research / Working Mother Media

1:45pm Introduction to Fishbowl Workshops – Multicultural Women: Left Out in the Cold?

2:15pm Fishbowl Exercises
This year’s extremely popular fishbowl workshops will focus on the experiences of and attitudes toward women of color and multicultural women. We will begin with an inner circle (where conversation takes place) consisting of women of color/multicultural women and an outer circle (which listens without speaking) consisting of men and white women. After the first round, participants change places and the listeners share their own experiences and their thoughts about what they just heard, while the women of color/multicultural women listen. Participants tell us this powerful format results in both eye-opening moments and heartfelt understanding.

GROUP FACILITATORS
Deborah Munster / Executive Director / Diversity Best Practices
Carol Watson / Senior Director, Global Member Engagement / Diversity Best Practices

3:45pm CALL TO ACTION: COMMITMENTS FOR CHANGE
This participant-driven session focuses on action plans/commitments derived from the day’s experiences.

Subha V. Barry / Senior Vice President, Managing Director / Working Mother Media

4:15pm Reception

For more information & to register: click here