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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.

Jan
13
Sat
2018
The Racialization of Power & Privilege Training
Jan 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 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.

Mar
3
Sat
2018
Vendors Needed – 14th Annual Marketplace & Arts Fair
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

4802 South Mead Street
Seattle, Washington 98118
October 14, 2017

Greetings,
Mount Zion’s Women’s Ministry is preparing for its fourteenth Marketplace and Arts Fair
March 3, 2018, from 10:00 a. m. until 4:00 p. m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1634 Rev. Dr.
Samuel McKinney Avenue in Seattle, at the corner of 19 th and Madison. Set-up begins at 10:00
a. m. EVERYONE SHOULD BE PREPARED TO SELL AT 11:00 A. M. The Marketplace
opens promptly at 11:00 a. m.; break-down and clean up is 4:00 p. m. until 5:00 p. m. WE
EXPECT YOU TO BE ON TIME AND STAY UNTIL THE EVENT ENDS. Help us spread the
word to other vendors and shoppers. Begin advertising now! If each vendor had a minimum of
ten guests, we would have a good, steady flow.
You will be provided a table and two chairs. You are welcome to bring your own table.
We are working hard to improve attendance by inviting churches and advertising in
newspapers and the radio. Please help by inviting your family and friends to attend the event.
Send copies of our flyer to all of your e-mail and Facebook friends. Invite them immediately, and
remind them to mark their calendars.
Because we wish to avoid food vendors selling the same items, we are accepting the first
vendor who submits an application and the fee. All food vendors must have copies of their food
permits.
We have also scheduled entertainment. Send suggestions.
Attached is a vendor application. You have permission to make copies. Copies can be
downloaded from the website mountzionseattle.org. Remember: spaces will be filled as we get
applications AND fees. Please don’t send them separately. Applications are at the Mount Zion
Information Center. The Church Office is open 10:00 a. m. – 5:00 p. m. Tuesday – Friday.
Each vendor is asked to donate one item to be used as a door prize.
Let’s work hard to make this our best Marketplace and Fair ever.
Thank you to past participants and new participants.

Sincerely,
Georgia S. McDade

Mar
28
Wed
2018
Solid Ground 18th Annual Building Community Luncheon
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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Please join us!
Save the date for Solid Ground’s 18th Annual Building Community Luncheon, presented by Verizon!

Join Solid Ground and Ijeoma Oluo as we raise our spirits and our voices for a world beyond poverty and oppression. We’ll celebrate amazing success stories of program participants and renew our commitment to work together with compassion for justice and equity!

There’s so much goodness, it’s bubbled over into an After Party with Ijeoma Oluo. See details below!

Register Now
WHEN
Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 12-1:30pm

WHERE
Showbox Sodo, 1700 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134 (view map>)

TICKETS
Register today! While the Luncheon has no ticket price, we’re coming together to raise as much as we can to help people thrive. You’ll be asked to give at least $150!

FEATURING IJEOMA OLUO
Keynote speaker Ijeoma Oluo is a Seattle-based writer, speaker and Internet yeller on issues of race, feminism and social justice. Her work has been featured in The Guardian, The Stranger, The Washington Post, TIME Magazine and more. She is the Editor at Large at The Establishment. Her book, So You Want to Talk About Race, will be published in early 2018 with Seal Press.
HOST A TABLE
Amplify your support of Solid Ground – and earn two free tickets to the After Party, where you can meet Ijeoma in person – by inviting your friends to join you at the Luncheon! Please contact Maggie Karl at 206.694.6857 or maggiek@solid-ground.org to learn more.
The celebration continues at the After Party!
New this year, we’re hosting an After Party in the evening following the Luncheon. Join us for live music, drinks, small bites and a conversation with Ijeoma Oluo about the most pressing social justice issues facing Seattle!

WHEN
Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 6-9pm

WHERE
Showbox Sodo, 1700 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134 (view map>)

TICKETS
Tickets to the After Party are $40. Click here to purchase tickets!

Apr
4
Wed
2018
19th Annual White Privilege Conference
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm

WPC 19
Super People & Super Powers:
Prepare to be
The Future of
Social Justice Work
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Wednesday, April 4 – Saturday, April 7, 2018

Nov
8
Thu
2018
Facing Race National Conference
Nov 8 – Nov 10 all-day

Race Forward, publisher of Colorlines, is proud to announce that early-bird registration for our 2018 Facing Race National Conference is now open: use code EarlyBirdFR18 to register today!

Facing Race 2018 will be held November 8-10 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, MI. This is Race Forward’s ninth Facing Race conference, and the first to be held at a convention center after the record-breaking turnout in 2016.

As the largest conference for racial justice movement-making, Facing Race 2018 will serve as a unique, collaborative space for alliance-building, issue-framing, and advancing solutions during a critical moment in this nation’s history.

Last year, over 2,000 people joined Race Forward in Atlanta, GA for the sold-out conference in the days immediately following the presidential election to brainstorm ways to respond to the changing national landscape and leadership.

In addition to inspiring keynote speakers, film screenings, and networking opportunities, Facing Race will present over 80 panels and breakout sessions on a wide array of key issues with a focus on four important tracks: Arts, Media, and Culture; Organizing and Advocacy; Inclusive Democracy; and Racial Identities and Innovation.

Want to get involved with #FacingRace? Here are a few ways other ways to participate:

In reflection of Race Forward’s commitment to supporting locally-owned businesses and advancing the leadership of local communities, particularly communities of color and other historically disadvantaged communities, Facing Race will work with local organizers in Detroit to ensure that the 2018 conference adheres to the principles of Community Benefits Agreements.

Last year, tickets sold out quickly. Please take advantage of Early Bird Registration which will be open until February 1, 2018. Special group rates and limited scholarships are also available. Click here for more information.

We can’t wait to see you in Detroit!