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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

Up the Chinatown River to Nagaland
Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm
Uncommon Conversations
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Uncommon Conversations
Bridging the Political Divide: Civic Dialogue in a Time of Fracture

This fall, the Center for Ethical Leadership will offer a two-sessions dedicated to addressing and healing one of American society’s most disabling conditions, its fracture along political lines. “Bridging the Political Divide: Civic Dialogue in a Time of Fracture” will be the topic of these sessions. The program is part of CEL’s longtime, highly successful Uncommon Conversations series.

Informing the conversations will be the methods and principles of one of CEL’s fundamental concepts, Gracious Space. These conversation are intended to inspire dialogue of a sort that has grown increasingly rare: between people with seemingly opposed worldviews. Such conversation has never before been needed as badly as it is now. To remain highly effective, civic and organizational leaders need to cultivate dialogue of this sort.

  • The first session is on Saturday, October 28 from 1:00 pm–4:00 pm and is called, “Morality and Its Political Implications.” We welcome people with widely varying beliefs about prayer, religion, and spirituality and their relationship to government and politics.
  • The second session will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 6:30 pm–9:00 pm, and is called “Class, Freedom, and Equality.” Here we will gather individuals to discuss how politics and economic class affect our relationships with one another.
Sign up for one or both!

Gracious Space artistic drawing

Circle of chairs before a peacemaking circle

ACLU Bill of Rights Celebration Dinner
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bill of Rights Dinner: Event Info

We The People: ACLU of WA Bill of Rights Dinner
Event Details

  • Saturday, November 4th 2017
  • Seattle Westin – 4th Floor Grand Ballroom (1900 5th Ave, 98101)
  • Registration opens at 6pm, dinner is served at 7pm, and the event will conclude around 9:30pm.
  • Parking information can be found here.

Guests Names and Meal Choices

  • If you purchased more than one ticket, we need to know the names of your guests.
  • Entrée choices this year include salmon, chicken or a vegetarian/vegan meal.
  • If you don’t specify your meal choice, you will receive chicken.

If you would like to eat fish or a vegetarian/vegan meal, please send an email including your full name to If you purchased tickets for a guest(s), please provide their full names and meal choices to the same email no later than Friday, October 30th. If you don’t provide us with your guest names, we will do our best to contact you before the event.

Ticket Information

  • There are no paper tickets to the event. Check-in under your last name upon arrival at the Westin.
  • General admission tickets have a Fair Market Value of $150.
  • VIP tickets have a Fair Market Value of $300.
  • Sponsorships, excluding tickets, are tax-deductible.

Again, if you have any questions about the event, please contact Paula or John at or call 206-624-2184. See you on November 4th!

Center for Ethical Leadership 2017 Legacy Celebration Fundraiser
Nov 9 @ 5:30 pm
CEL logo

2017 Legacy Celebration Fundraiser

Thursday November 9, 2017
at The Edgewater Hotel

“Courageous Collaborations”
Glenn Harris, President of Race Forward and Publisher of Colorlines

2017 Legacy Award Recipient:

Julie Nelson, Sr. Vice-President of Race Forward, and
Director of Government Alliance on Race & Equity
Legacy Celebration Fundraiser Co-Chairs, Janice Jaworski and Patricia Hughes

Cocktails and Conversation with Community at 5:30
Dinner at 6:45pm