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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.

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

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Leadership Practices
September 26th, 2017

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

SAVE THE DATE: 2017 Elevate Early Learning Conference
Oct 2 @ 8:00 am – Oct 4 @ 5:00 pm

Elevate 2017

Inspire every provider. Reach every child.

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October 2 – 4, 2017

Tacoma Convention Center, Tacoma, WA 98402

Ilsa M. Govan of Cultures Connecting announced as a Presenter!

At Child Care Aware of Washington we are supporting the development of an outstanding child care and early learning system available to all of Washington’s children. As part of this important work we are thrilled to present our second Elevate Early Learning Conference Oct. 2 – 4, 2017 at the Tacoma Convention Center.

The Elevate Early Learning Conference brings together relationship-based practitioners, trainers, program administrators and policymakers to attend skill-building sessions and engage in cross-systems conversations to help them become stronger and more successful leaders. This year’s gathering will explore the importance of each person’s role in building an early learning system that addresses the opportunity gap, providing all children with a solid foundation for success in school and life. 2017 Elevate tracks include: Early Childhood Policy, Leadership Foundations, Coaching, Child Development and Professional Well-Being.

We are pleased to announce our 2017 Elevate Keynote speaker, Judy Jablon, educator and founder of Leading for Children, a nonprofit whose mission is to “infuse the field of early learning with optimism, leadership and coherence.” Her keynote address will focus on cross-systems collaboration to provide holistic support for the benefit of children.

Stay tuned for more information on registration, hotel accommodations and the 2017 Elevate program.



Power of Values Forum Series: Addressing Racial Supremacy and Separatism
Oct 12 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Convening leadership for the greater good

The Power of Values

Forum Series


October Topic:

Addressing Racial Supremacy and Separatism


Thursday, October 12


Crossroads Community Center, Bellevue


Free community event


One of the defining characteristics of our age is the level of divisiveness coloring our disagreements. The comment sections of our social media broadcast disputes reaching unprecedented decibels.

Some are concerned civil society, itself, is under assault. What are community leaders called to do in the face of such rancor, rage, and recrimination? We are surely called to understand before we seek to convince. We are certainly called to find commonality, wherever we can, and pursue shared purpose – especially with those who don’t share our point of view.

This is the reason Leadership Eastside is launching the P.O.V. forum series. LE will engage its University-Certified Leadership Development cohorts, LE and legacy alumni, and other community leaders in structured, facilitated discussions about some of our time’s most contentious challenges. The forums are designed to help each attendee clarify their own point of view in the context of the shared values that cross our ideological and philosophical chasms.

Ultimately, it is the way we use the Power of Values that will help bring our communities together, or continue to drive us apart.

We hope you join us for this no-cost, community event.

Community Caucusing & Social Hour
Oct 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm


NPARC invites its members to ninety minutes of caucusing (4:00pm-5:30pm) with a subsequent networking social hour at Eastern Cafe.

Note: Caucusing is open to NPARC members only.

If you are unsure if you or your organization is a current member, please email us at We can accept new membership forms and payments (check only, please) at this event, but we prefer that you attempt to complete the membership process before October 12. See all details, including the required annual dues, and complete the process here.

The social hour at Eastern Cafe is open to non-members.

Community caucuses (or affinity groups) allow folks who share a certain identity to discuss oppression related to that identity. The NPARC leadership team will be leading three simultaneous caucuses centering on race: people of color, multi-racial folks, and white people.

Through talking with people who are like us, we can gain new insights into our own beliefs as well as others. We can gain support. We can practice talking about difficult issues and unpack our own “baggage” before we join discussions in a mixed group. People who participate in caucusing gain mutual support and learn that they have a voice in making a difference. Participants also build new relationships and trust as well as explore different ways to work with others.*

Many workplaces have found caucusing to be a beneficial addition to other equity and inclusion initiatives, and experiencing caucusing for yourself may help you to see the value it can bring to your organization. NPARC also understands that many of us are doing this work without a built-in community, so we are seeking to provide this as a regular place for people to connect and share their experiences.

Once we have concluded our caucuses, we invite you to socialize and network with each other at Eastern Cafe, just up the street.

Note: Audio or visual recording, including photography, is not permitted at this event.

*This verbiage comes from Dialogue for Affinity Groups, a publication of Everyday Democracy.

Community Meeting Location:

Puget Sound Community School (PSCS) is on the ground floor of the Key Bank building two blocks east of Uwajimaya. Street parking is available, but we also encourage use of transit. The building is a five minute walk from the International District/Chinatown tunnel station. Enter the school on the west side of the building, down a pathway/ramp. There are no stairs to climb at this venue, and we ask that participants refrain from wearing scent or cologne in consideration of folks with sensitivities.

Social Hour/Networking Location:

Eastern Cafe at 510 Maynard Ave S is just one and a half blocks north of PSCS. Please join us after 5:30 for networking and socializing. Even if you are unable to make it to the community meeting, you are welcome at the social hour, no membership required!

Parenting While Queer
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Parenting While Queer
Conversations with LGBTQ Parents About Identity and Family
Resource Fair & Panel Discussion
Saturday, Oct 14th at 2:00 PM
Plymouth Church Seattle
This event is bringing together parents from across the LGBTQ+ spectrum to share about their home lives–from navigating inquiries from curious strangers, to adventures in explaining how babies are made, to everyday tasks of teething and curfew negotiations. Camp Ten Trees will be tabling in the Resource Fair from 2:00 – 3:00 pm, with other community groups and family organizations.
A Panel Discussion begins at 3:00 PM.
Complimentary Childcare will be offered at this event.
To get tickets or for more information click here
Unity in the Community
Oct 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm


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 Alcantara
API Chaya Executive Director

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

Unity in Community – Fall Concert
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Rep Tha Industry – A Networking Social Honoring Black & Barbering Professionals
Oct 15 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

~ A networking social honoring black beauty & barbering professionals~

You’re cordially invited to participate in the first annual Rep Tha Industry event being held at the all new Eden Seattle a brand new upscale venue perfect for such an event. Our goal is to connect like-minded professionals in the Beauty & Barbering industry in a relaxed social setting without the competitive vibe. This is the perfect opportunity to advertise, expand your market base, introduce products and services, and gain potential clients or employees. Come celebrate your passion, your talents and become a part of something fresh and new.

       The Vibe…. Live Neo-Soul Band playing everything from Jill Scott to Maxwell and beyond. The amazing DJ Polo will provide the soundtrack, happy hour appetizers & signature cocktails, giveaways, raffle prizes and a special surprise to elevate the event.

  • Hosted by TBD
  • Date: October 15,2017
  • Time: 3pm-6pm

Location: Eden Seattle, 1950 1st Ave S, Seattle WA 98134

  • We will be honoring the pioneers past & present
  • A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the “Sierra Sisters” and “Check Your Boobies” organizations to support Breast Cancer awareness month.


Admission $10.00


Table Fee

$175.00- Name & Logo on 10k flyers and posters.

  • Name/Logo on the stage
  • Table for 5 (Admission for 5 included)
  • Acknowledgment from host with a short description about the business (Provided by you)
  • Table tent with your name and logo
  • Name/Logo on the Facebook event page with link to website.

(15 tables available on a first come basis)

Vendor Table

(Only 4 available)

$100.00-  Table & One admission ticket.

Sponsorship Packages

2 Sponsorship Packages available

  • Presenter Premium
  • Gold Sponsor

To reserve your table or additional information, please contact Anthony Tibbs at (206) 255-7272 or by email at

Bridge Conference 2017
Oct 16 @ 8:00 am – Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm
Bridge Conference

Bridge Conference 2017

Registration Now Live

The premier conference for expanded learning professionals in the Pacific Northwest is returning to the University of Washington October 16 & 17, 2017!

Our theme this year is Together We Rise. What does it take for young people to thrive? Creating inclusive environments for young people goes beyond offering fun enrichment and quality academic supports. Young people also need places where they can heal wounds created by exclusion and inequity. Young people need tools and supports to empower them to become change agents.

Together We Rise means programs, communities and families work together to advocate for inclusive programs. We will ensure young people are not just resilient, but are self-aware; not just leaders, but thoughtful individuals invested in their futures and the future of their communities. Highlighted sessions include community organizing, engaging families, being a change agent within our programs and communities.

Stay tuned for keynote and workshop session announcements later this spring.

Monday & Tuesday, Oct 16 & 17, 2017

4001 E Stevens Wy NE, Seattle, WA 98195

$425 (Until Sep. 14)

Register Now

The Bridge Conference is a project of: