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


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
Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 12-1:30pm

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

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!

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.
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 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!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 6-9pm

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

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

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

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!