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Sep
26
Tue
2017
Leadership Practices for Healthy, Just & Inclusive Communities
Sep 26 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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Leadership Practices
September 26th, 2017
12:30pm-4:30pm

Waiting for the bus. Shopping for groceries. Attending events. We see our neighbors and coworkers, but how well do we understand and connect with each other? Although we are living side-by-side, our experiences with these common activities can differ significantly based on our social memberships. In many ways we live in parallel universes with different realities often separated along demographic lines.

What does it mean to be a whole community, and what does it take to build it in an ever-changing, siloed multicultural society? How is being a “holder of community” a vital role for leaders? What brings people together to collectively forge solutions to critical issues of our day?

This workshop considers those questions, as it explores the interface between leadership and community in a society both blessed and challenged by cultural difference. Using CEL’s framework for advancing social change in service of the common good, this workshop will explore leadership principles and practices that help build healthy, just, inclusive communities.

2100 24th Ave S
Seattle WA 98144


Oct
14
Sat
2017
Parenting While Queer
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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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
Oct
16
Mon
2017
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
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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