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Oct
21
Sat
2017
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
28
Sat
2017
Uncommon Conversations: Bridging the Political Divide: Civic Dialogue in a Time of Fracture
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Bridging the Political Divide: Civic Dialogue in a Time of Fracture
(in two sessions)
Session One: “Morality and Its Political Implications”
Saturday October 28, 1:00 – 4:00P
at the Fremont Library, 731 N. 35th St., Seattle, WA 98103

Session Two: “Class, Freedom, and Equality”
Wednesday November 1, 6:30 – 9:30P

at Center for Ethical Leadership 1401 E. Jefferson St. #505, Seattle WA 98122

Both sessions will use our Gracious Space framework to hold the conversations and to inspire dialogue of a sort that has grown increasingly rare: between people with seemingly opposed worldviews.

The conversation will be facilitated by Robert Rubin, Author of Judicial Review and American Conservatism, and the Center’s Executive Director Waing Waing.

There is no fee to attend, but please REGISTER in advance, as space is limited.

Questions? Email Steve Stapleton or call 206-328-3020.

Oct
30
Mon
2017
Leadership Skills for Workplace Diversity
Oct 30 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Summary:

Join us for this practical, hands on supervisory skills workshop which will improve your efficiency, enhance your coaching skills, and heighten your ability to supervise with an equity lens. Fleur, Keonna, and Mike bring a unique combination of experiences working with non-profit, public sector, and corporate organizations. They all bring a shared commitment to creating a more just world and have thought deeply about equity in the workplace.

Participants will have the opportunity to identify their own biases and make connections to how those might be influencing their leadership style or supervising skills.


Learning objectives include:

Clearly stated values to drive leadership

Understanding of personal bias and blindspots

Skills and strategies for equitable management

Identify the link between valuing equity and implementing it into leadership


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Workshop Description: 

As Supervisors and Leaders committed to equity in the workplace, how can we implement and execute what we’ve learned and create the change we want to see and create more effective, accountable, and equitable organizations as we do it?


This training is intended to challenge us to examine our beliefs, attitudes, and practices about the people with whom we have been tasked to lead.  It will provide participants with a solid understanding of leading with your values, giving and receiving feedback and how to administer the human resources and operational practices of your organization thru the lense of equity. Upon completion, you will be able to answer the question?  “What do I do now?” as well as some practical tools to advance your work.


Participants will leave the workshop with:

  1. Identify the link between valuing equity and implementing it into leadership.
  2. Understanding of personal bias and blindspots
  3. Skills and strategies for equitable management
  4. A general understanding of how to infuse equity within your HR practices
  5. Be exposed to tips and ideas that can be implemented into your organization resulting in an immediate impact.

Who will benefit from this workshop? 

This experiential workshop is ideal for leaders interested in applying their basic knowledge of social justice, race, and biases to become more effectively leaders in organizations of all sizes and at all stages of their development. All that’s needed is a desire to either develop or refine self-awareness practices on your team or within your organization. Participants should be in a position to enact change within their organization. This means supervisors, managers, directors, operations professionals, human resources professionals, executive directors, leaders of teams, or people with the capacity and energy to start making changes. We strongly recommend that organizations send 2-3 people to the training to partner in sharing the learning and implementation when you return to your organization.  Get 10% off if you register 3 or more staff from the same organization. (See group rate ticket option on registration page.)

This workshop is brought to you in partnership with: HR & Equity Consulting Firm and Leadership for Change


For more info and to register, click HERE! 

Limited number of partial scholarship are available upon request. For more info, contact Mike Beebe at mpbeebe@gmail.com

Nov
4
Sat
2017
Natural Helpers Training
Nov 4 @ 8:19 pm
Nov
9
Thu
2017
Center for Ethical Leadership 2017 Legacy Celebration Fundraiser
Nov 9 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Nov
10
Fri
2017
Black Education Strategy Roundtable Inaugural Statewide Conference
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Register for 

Black Education Strategy Roundtable Inaugural Statewide Conference

This is a 2 day conference you don’t want to miss!

October 6th, 2017

Greetings BESR Members,


Registration is now open for our Inaugural Conference, Empowering Black Students to Thrive. This conference will be held at the beautiful Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Des Moines, Wa on Friday, November 10th and Saturday November 11th. Join fellow BESR members, educators, policy makers, parents and students from across our state.

What’s happening?
 

A highlight is our banquet keynote John B. King former Secretary of Education from the Obama Administration. President & CEO Education Trust. The conference will also feature numerous workshops and three in-depth Institutes: Parents and Families, Educators, and Student Leadership Development.

 

Register Today!
Register Today! 


Register here!

You will find conference details and registration information on our website.



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We look forward to seeing you at the conference on Friday, November 10th.
Sincerely,

Steve Smith

Executive Director


Black Education Strategy Roundtable | 253-237-0775 | info@besrwa.org | http://www.besrwa.org/
33530 1st Way S., Suite 102
Federal Way, WA 98003
Nov
19
Sun
2017
Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites (CARW) Training
Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hello CARW Community!

Are you new to anti-racism work? Do you need more clarity around race, racism and how white folks fit in? Please join us for an afternoon training on basics of anti-racism analysis and practice.

Anti-Racism, Chapter 1 (aka 101!)
Sunday, November 19
12:00-4:00pm
Washington Hall: 153 14th Ave, Seattle 98122
Suggested donation: $10-$50 to cover the cost of space and materials.

The training will cover language and history as well as build alignment around a shared understand of structural racism. We will also practice talking about race and racism with family and friends, share info about CARW and ways to get involved in multi-racial organizing in Seattle. We will close with an opportunity for collective action. This training is open to CARW members and members of the public.

Please visit the event page on the CARW website for more information and to register.
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Nov
29
Wed
2017
Cultural Competency & Beyond
Nov 29 @ 1:19 am

CULTURAL COMPETENCY & BEYOND

NOVEMBER 29TH & 30TH AT THE 2100 BUILDING IN SEATTLE

F.A.C.E. Consulting Collaborative is pleased offer again our two-day workshop where we will deepen  awareness, strengthen skills, and build community  to challenge systems of inequality and inequity.  In this interactive and experiential workshop participants will:

  • Build knowledge and skills for growing more effective cross-cultural relationships and partnerships.
  • Move awareness and understanding into skills, commitment and action.
  • Grow more culturally inclusive teams, organizations and communities.
  • Engage in ally work and relationships to address cultural competency, inequity and social justice.

Who will Benefit from attending Cultural Competency and Beyond?

This workshop is designed for individuals who want to be more effective in their work for equity in organizations, communities, and families.  Past participants in our workshops include but are not limited to Program Directors, Executive Directors, Community Organizers, Youth Development professionals, parents, and community members.

For more info, and to register CLICK HERE! 

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.