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



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.

18th Annual White Privilege Conference
Apr 27 – Apr 30 all-day


WPC 18
Organizing. Strategizing.
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:

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


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:

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment on this page or email us at

We look forward to seeing you there!

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

4/30   Open Books       4:30 p. m. 

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



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.


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!


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


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!


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.

“Resilience” Movie Screening and Panel Discussion
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Sound Discipline is delighted to be able to host the movie “Resilience” on May 1st. We’ve been supporting schools and families with trauma informed practices to build resilience for 10 years. This one hour film by Jamie Redford illustrates the impacts of chronic stress on children’s brains. Following the movie there will be a panel sharing the work being done by school leaders and Sound Discipline to build resilience and counteract the impact of stress.

Synopsis from the movie wesbsite –

The child may not remember, but the body remembers.

Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.

View the trailer for “Resilience” here –
For additional information –

FREE Virtual Book Club – Deepen your Resolve to Live as a Change Agent for Racial Justice
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Please help spread the word about my Virtual Book Club. We’re using my latest book, But I’m NOT Racist: Tools for Well-Meaning Whites.
Hope you can attend my free VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB starting next week!!! I’ll be facilitating a 4-part series in May using my new book, But I’m NOT Racist! Tools for Well-Meaning Whites.
Join other change agents to deepen our capacity as whites to partner with people of color to dismantle dynamics of racism in our organizations. Here are the dates/times of these FREE 60-minute sessions:
#1: Tuesday, May 2nd at 1pm ET (Intro and Chs. 1 & 2)
#2: Friday, May 12th at 2pm ET (Chs. 3 & 4)
#2: Friday, May 19th at 2pm ET (Chs. 5 & 6)
#4: Tuesday, May 23rd at 2pm ET (Chs. 7 & 8)
After you sign-up using this link, you can DOWNLOAD my book FOR FREE! We’ll read a couple of chapters for each session and explore how to apply the concepts, tools, and strategies in our lives.
NASPA is partnering with me to help host and coordinate all the technical aspects! You don’t have to be a member to participate. When you register, you’ll be able to create a user name and password to access the resources and download my book.
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 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!