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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.

Oct
14
Sat
2017
Unity in the Community
Oct 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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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

Joanne Alcantara
API Chaya Executive Director


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

Unity in Community – Fall Concert
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct
16
Mon
2017
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.

Date:
Monday & Tuesday, Oct 16 & 17, 2017

Location:
The HUB, UW
4001 E Stevens Wy NE, Seattle, WA 98195

Price:
$425 (Until Sep. 14)

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The Bridge Conference is a project of:

Bridge Conference 2017
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm
Bridge Conference

Bridge Conference 2017


Together We Rise: A Theme for Our Conference, and Our Times

Our theme at this year’s Bridge Conference is more relevant than ever as we work to create safe, equitable environments for young people that counter the racism and hate so rampant in this uncertain time in our nation and world’s history.

Together We Rise frames our learning at Bridge this year on how expanded learning programs, communities, and families can work together to advocate for inclusive programs. How can we as professionals working with young people, ensure they are not just resilient, but self-aware; not just leaders, but thoughtful individuals invested in their futures and the future of their communities.

The following workshops provide a sample of the offerings speaking to the content areas of educational equity and social emotional learning, both strong tracks at this year’s conference.

View our full listing of workshops, now posted online!

View Workshop Schedule

Register Now for Bridge 2017

Oct
21
Sat
2017
Northwest Conference on Teaching for Social Justice
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am

Hello,


We would like to invite you and your organization to participate in the Resource Fair at the 10th Annual Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference. The Conference will be held on Saturday, October 21st, at Chief Sealth International High School in Seattle, WA.


More than 1,200 educators, students, and parents participated in last year’s NWTSJ in Portland. The conference offers the opportunity for participants to build social justice networks of people, knowledge, and resources. The Resource Fair is an extension of the conference, and provides a space for conference participants to learn more about local, regional, and national non-profit organizations committed to social justice education.


We welcome nonprofit, social justice organizations that support the mission of the conference, and whose practice demonstrably aligns with our aims. We share the perspective of our co-sponsor, Rethinking Schools, which is “dedicated to sustaining and strengthening public education through social justice teaching and education activism.” Like Rethinking Schools we strive to “promote equity and racial justice in the classroom. We encourage grassroots efforts in our schools and communities to enhance the learning and well-being of our children, and to build broad democratic movements for social and environmental justice.” We strive to work for peace and justice not only in the United States, but throughout the world, and oppose war, militarism, colonialism, and occupation.


Resource Fair Logistics:

  • Doors open to Resource Fair presenters at 7:30am on the day of the conference.
  • If you are interested in applying for this year’s Resource Fair, please complete the Resource Fair Info Form. If you have questions, please contact Heather Griffin: hlgriffin@seattleschools.org.
Ecology of Power & Privilege
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm

Ecology of Power & Privilege – Oct 21-22, 2017

For Adults

Linne Doran: Duvall, WA

9am-5pm Both Days; Camping available Sat. evening

$ 195.00
9am-5pm Both Days; Camping available Sat. evening

October 21 – 22nd, 2017

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There is a powerful historical relationship between our disconnection from the natural world and systems of human oppression. By grounding our social justice work in connection with nature, and our nature connection work in social justice, we gain access to new tools and strategies to bring healing and justice to all wounded places–our psyches, our human communities, and our ecosystems.

Join Pinar Ates Sinopoulos-Lloyd and Darcy Ottey of Youth Passageways’ Cross-Cultural Protocols Working Group for an experiential, body-based, trauma-informed workshop. Together, we will build an ecological understanding of power, privilege, and oppression, and explore our own niche within these contemporary structural dynamics.

We will explore power and privilege through the eyes of nature, gaining naturalist skills in awareness, observation, and tracking, and applying them to our social world. The skills and insights gained through our time together will further prepare you to show up with the community you serve, by providing new tools for working with trauma, addressing barriers to inclusivity embedded within your program or organization, and interrupting harmful behaviors.

The intention for our time is to build a community of practice from the region, who can continue to strengthen the intersection of nature connection and social justice work beyond our weekend together.

We will cover:

  • A map of social positions
  • Giving environmental educators a systems view of power and privilege
  • Widening awareness
  • Identifying our impact on the world
  • Building a community beyond this day

Meet your Instructors

Pınar has always been allured by how the natural world mirrors one’s internal landscape and the intersections they carry. Enchanted by the liminal, Pınar is a genderfluid QTPOC (Queer/Trans Person of Color) with their mother’s side native to the Americas and father’s side from Turkey which is where they grew up. Their self-designed studies include a B.A. in “Somatic & Depth Ecopsychology” from Prescott College, graduating from the Wilderness Awareness School’s Anake Outdoor School and Wildlife Tracking Intensive as well as other immersive studies at School of Lost Borders, Animas Valley Institute, Naropa University, and Esalen Institute. Pınar is the co-founder of Queer Nature, a collaborative vision with their spouse, So, to cultivate an earth-based queer community rooted in decolonial and queer rites of passage.

Since her wilderness-based coming of age experience through Rite of Passage Journeys at age 13, Darcy Ottey has been dedicated to creating intentional rite of passage experiences to help young people mature into healthy, capable adults.  As an initiated European-American woman (British/Ukrainian descent), she is particularly interested in how rites of passage can help develop both the individual capacities and the cultural will necessary to dismantle structures of oppression, as well as the role inheritors of race-based privilege can have in interrupting cycles of oppression those structures cause, helping to allow for the creation of truly thriving communities. Currently Stewarship Council Chair for Youth Passageways, Darcy has worked with a variety of youth-serving organizations as both rite of passage practitioner and administrator.  She holds an M.A. in Environment and Community from Antioch University Seattle.

Oct
26
Thu
2017
HEALING JUSTICE Premiere Film Screening and Community Conversation
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
HEALING JUSTICE Premiere Film Screening and Community Conversation
PIGOTT AUDITORIUM, Seattle University Campus
Seattle, WA
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The world is crying out for healing — healing of inequitable actions and of unfair, unjust systems. And, equally important, the world is crying out for the deep internal healing that allows us to more effectively come together to educate, organize and work towards dreaming and building a world that works for everyone.

This event is a community film screening and dialogue that is part of a multi-city tour of the new documentary film HEALING JUSTICE. This three-tiered event includes a: I) Film Screening and Community Conversation, II) Healing Justice Workshop, and III) Healing Justice Circle. Use the drop-down menu to register for each component.

I. PREMIERE FILM SCREENING AND FACILITATED COMMUNITY CONVERSATION with Dr. Shakti Butler, film producer/director

This film asks America to talk about the causes and consequences of our current system of justice.  The film explores:

    • What is justice, really?
    • Why is healing such an important component of justice?
    • How do our current structures discount and dehumanize young people of color as well as our poorest and most vulnerable citizens?
    • How can we transform our ideas, structures, and culture to produce a new story that popularizes the truth of our connected humanity?
    • How can we work towards a vibrant future where belonging, not bothering, is the norm     what would that look, sound and feel like?


Designed for dialogue, the film will address the youth-to-prison pipeline, the need for comprehensive criminal justice reform, and will highlight various healing methodologies. We want to support a national dialogue that investigates and considers alternatives to our current punitive model of justice.

The film screening is Thursday, October 26, 2017, from 6:00p-8:30p in the Pigott Auditorium at Seattle University.
General Admission: $15 minimum (pay more if you can to support access to this event)
Group Discount Rate: $10 (each for five or more registered together)
Student/Community Organizer: $5 minimum (pay more if you can to support access to this event)

Copies of the film will be available for purchase at this event.

II. HEALING JUSTICE WORKSHOP
This workshop is intended to help participants deepen their understanding of the systemic injustices in the justice system, consider alternatives, and participate in movements to change public perceptions and public policy.  Using clips from her new film, Healing Justice, Dr. Shakti Butler will guide participants through the three major questions that the film asks:

  • How does each of us experience trauma and then pass it on?


  • What is justice?


  • What can healing look like?


  • How can we meet the needs of the victim, the victimizer, and their respective communities?


  • How can we embrace both compassion and accountability?

What are the words we can speak, the stories we can tell, the experiences we can share that will help us build the public will that is needed to make necessary change? Participants in this workshop will receive a complimentary copy of the film to take back to their communities to spark conversations and create change.

This is a half-day workshop on Friday, October 27th from 9:00a-12:00p in Casey Commons, also at Seattle University.

The workshop fee is $100 minimum (pay more if you can to support access to this event) and includes admission to the film on Thursday, October 26th. Inquire about partial scholarships.

III. HEALING JUSTICE CIRCLE
Begin the healing by joining us in Circle. This healing justice circle will enjoin us to begin our healing journey, both personally and communally. And is for folks who attended the Healing Justice film and/or workshop.

A community of circle keepers will convene this circle from 1:00p-5:00p. This is free or pay what you can to support access to this event. Register early as there are very limited number of seats available in this circle. Pre-registration for this circle is separate and required.

Nov
9
Thu
2017
Center for Ethical Leadership 2017 Legacy Celebration Fundraiser
Nov 9 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Feb
8
Thu
2018
2018 Unding Institutionalized Racism Workshop
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – Feb 9 @ 5:00 pm

The People’s Institute Northwest (PINW) has posted the 2018 Undoing Institutionalized Racism (UIR) Workshop schedule for the Seattle and Snohomish County regions on their website at www.pinwseattle.org. The Portland regional workshop dates are still being worked out. Once I have the dates for Portland, I will send out another notification.

The dates for the Seattle are:

February 8th & 9th
March 21st & 22nd
May 17th & 18th
July 19th & 20th
September 20th & 21st
November 8th & 9th
December 13th & 14th

The dates for Snohomish County are:

February 15th & 16th
April 2nd & 3rd
June 16th & 17th
October 4th & 5th
December 3rd & 4th

PLEASE NOTE THE SNOHOMISH COUNTY WORKSHOPS ARE FOR RESIDENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT RESIDE WITHIN SNOHOMISH COUNTY.

The Undoing Institutionalized Racism Workshop is an intensive two-day workshop designed to educate, challenge and empower people to “undo” the racist structures that hinder effective social change. The training is based on the premise that racism has been systematically erected and that it can be “undone” if people understand where it comes from, how it functions and why it is perpetuated.

This workshop is offered by The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond (PISAB), a national multiracial, antiracist collective of veteran organizers and educators dedicated to building an effective movement for social change. The People’s Institute was founded in 1980, has trained thousands of people in hundreds of communities throughout the United States, and is recognized nationally for the quality of its training.

The workshop addresses the following areas:

Analyzing Power – Effective organizing requires accurate analysis. Analysis includes the systems that keep racism in place. The training examines why people are poor, how institutions and organizations perpetuate the imbalance of power, and who is responsible for maintaining the status quo.

Defining Racism – In order to undo racism, it must be understood. Organizers and educators who intend to build effective coalitions need to be very clear about what racism is and what it is not in order to avoid serious strategic and tactical errors.

Understanding the Manifestations of Racism – Racism operates in more than just individual and institutional settings. The dynamics of cultural racism, linguistic racism, and militarism as applied racism are examined.

Learning from History – Racism has distorted, suppressed and denied the histories of people of color and white people as well. A correct knowledge of history is a necessary organizing tool as well as a source of personal and collective empowerment.

Sharing Culture – One of the most effective methods of oppression is to deny a people its history and culture. The training process strongly emphasizes “cultural sharing” as a critical organizing tool.

Organizing to Undo Racism – How can communities achieve concrete results in dismantling the structures of racism? The principles of effective organizing, the process of community empowerment, the techniques of effective strategizing and the internal dynamics of leadership development are explored.

The UIR workshop is generally two days in duration, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and typically geared to 30-40 participants. Participants are asked to commit to the full two days of the session.
The curriculum is presented in stages, each stage building upon the previous stage.

The cost of the workshop is $350.00 per person. Payment can be made via Paypal at the end of registration OR you can send a check made payable to People’s Institute Northwest, P.O. Box 47437, Seattle, Washington 98146.

You also have the option to pay by phone using a credit card. Please contact Debbie Green directly on 206.938.1023. An electronic receipt will be sent to you once payment is processed.

Refunds will be issued up to three weeks prior to the workshop. Following that date, no refund will be given, however, funds will be credited toward your next registration.

You can register online at http://www.pinwseattle.org/ OR contact Debbie Green at pinwseattle@yahoo.com only if the online registration is closed. You will be sent a confirmation letter four (4) weeks prior to the start date of the workshop.

Please call if in doubt of your status. Sessions fill up quickly and are limited to 40 participants. Please check on availability prior to last minute registration. Questions? Contact The People’s Institute Northwest office at 206-938-1023 or via email at pinwseattle@yahoo.com.