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“Resilience” Movie Screening and Panel Discussion
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Sound Discipline is delighted to be able to host the movie “Resilience” on May 1st. We’ve been supporting schools and families with trauma informed practices to build resilience for 10 years. This one hour film by Jamie Redford illustrates the impacts of chronic stress on children’s brains. Following the movie there will be a panel sharing the work being done by school leaders and Sound Discipline to build resilience and counteract the impact of stress.

Synopsis from the movie wesbsite –

The child may not remember, but the body remembers.

Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.

View the trailer for “Resilience” here –
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FREE Virtual Book Club – Deepen your Resolve to Live as a Change Agent for Racial Justice
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Please help spread the word about my Virtual Book Club. We’re using my latest book, But I’m NOT Racist: Tools for Well-Meaning Whites.
Hope you can attend my free VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB starting next week!!! I’ll be facilitating a 4-part series in May using my new book, But I’m NOT Racist! Tools for Well-Meaning Whites.
Join other change agents to deepen our capacity as whites to partner with people of color to dismantle dynamics of racism in our organizations. Here are the dates/times of these FREE 60-minute sessions:
#1: Tuesday, May 2nd at 1pm ET (Intro and Chs. 1 & 2)
#2: Friday, May 12th at 2pm ET (Chs. 3 & 4)
#2: Friday, May 19th at 2pm ET (Chs. 5 & 6)
#4: Tuesday, May 23rd at 2pm ET (Chs. 7 & 8)
After you sign-up using this link, you can DOWNLOAD my book FOR FREE! We’ll read a couple of chapters for each session and explore how to apply the concepts, tools, and strategies in our lives.
NASPA is partnering with me to help host and coordinate all the technical aspects! You don’t have to be a member to participate. When you register, you’ll be able to create a user name and password to access the resources and download my book.
The Ethics of Cultural Awareness: Exploring Therapist Biases & the Counseling Process (PSYCH – 16ETHI11)
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

We all have cultural biases – it is the nature of being human. In order to provide excellent care, it is imperative that health practitioners become aware of their own cultural biases. In this seminar explore how your cultural values and biases can affect your interactions with people who are different from you in categories such as race, religion, sexual orientation, physical condition, socio-economic status and gender. Appropriate for any health practitioner.

Sat. May 6, 2017 | 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (6 CEUs)

The various ethics codes discuss culture and bias as they relate to the professional relationship. As examples, the APA code mandates that psychologists “ensure that their potential biases do not lead to or condone unjust practices”, the ACA code requires that counselors “explore their own cultural identities and how these affect their values and beliefs about the counseling process”, the AMA code says that physicians “take care that their actions do not discriminate against or unduly burden individual patients or populations of patients….” and the ANA code states that “nurses establish relationships of trust and provide nursing services according to need, setting aside any bias or prejudice.” The goal of this seminar is not to eliminate biases (an impossible task), but to increase awareness of them so they do not interfere with the client’s or patient’s progress.

In that regard, we will review research studies that illustrate the negative impact of bias inside and outside the clinic setting. The challenge is that health practitioners already see themselves as fair and decent people. They are also in positions of power so they may miss the bias that occurs. Moreover, clients and patients are less likely to confront their health practitioner due to this power dynamic. We will discuss steps health practitioners can take to reduce bias or at least the impact of bias.

The seminar will be highly interactive, using clips from feature films and other video clips to illustrate the issues and spark an open discussion in both small and large groups.

Upon completion of the seminar you will be able to:

  • Explain how the professional’s cultural identity, experiences and biases can impact relationships.
  • Define and recognize implicit bias and microaggressions.
  • Identify ways to reduce implicit bias and microaggressions or at least their impact.
  • Describe the importance of “cultural auditing” throughout the professional relationship.
  • Review obstacles to honest self-examination.
  • Identify an ethical decision-making model.

Please Bring: Personal water bottle (filtered water dispensers available on campus to refill).

Meals: One hour lunch break – Bring a sack lunch or eat in Bastyr’s dining commons.

Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room #284. Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.

Eligible for 6 CEUs, PDAs, and CMEs for the following professions:

  • ND (except those licensed in CA)
  • Eligibility Pending: ND (licensed in OR)
  • MD & PA – Category II CMEs (those licensed in WA)
  • ARNP & RN (licensed in WA)
  • LMFT, LMHC, LICSW & PsyD (licensed in WA)

Michael Kahn, LPC, JD

Michael Kahn holds a M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law. He has been a counselor since 1994 and he presents workshops on ethics, grief, diversity and other topics for health professionals and lawyers throughout the U.S. and abroad, including for the U.S. military.

Michael wrote the chapter Saying Goodbye: Loss and Bereavement” in Cinemeducation, Volume 2: Using Film and Other Visual Media in Graduate and Medical Education. He is among the forefront in his field in the use of film in therapy and workshops. In his free time Michael makes documentary films. Go to for information about upcoming workshops.

Caring for Our Community’s Black Kids
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Amara for a conversation to discuss solutions to the crisis-level shortage of Black/African-American foster families (details below).

Dr. Ben Danielson, who will be facilitating the conversation, and others on the panel have been active participants in Treehouse’s African American Community Conversations. Dr. Danielson has also led a wonderful partnership between Treehouse and the Odessa Brown Clinic. Please support our black youth in foster care by attending this at NAAM on May 6th!


Men As Allies 2017
May 8 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Date May 8, 2017
Time 8:00am – 5:00pm
Location 383 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10179


Men have played a critical role in our progress toward achieving gender equality in the corporate world. But there is much left to be accomplished. Bias – especially regarding women of color and multicultural women – stubbornly remains. In order to overcome that bias and reach full gender parity, it will take men of courage, conscience, and good will, men who are committed to and actively engaged in creating cultural change in their workplaces.

Male allies must be engaged at every level in the corporation: from the C-suite all the way down to first-line supervisors. We need all men — and all women — to understand the critical importance of leaving no woman behind.

Join us for our ground-breaking third annual Men As Allies Summit. You will hear success stories from pioneering gender equity programs from some of the biggest companies in the country. They will discuss what it took to bring more women into top leadership roles, and they will talk frankly about the challenges they had to overcome. There will also be special time allotted for white attendees to hear the perspective of women of color/multicultural women, and vice versa. The goal of this experiential part of the Summit is to deepen everyone’s understanding of what it takes for the other to lead, and to open more doors for all women.

Attendees are required to register as male/female leadership pairs. Pairs should be aware that all discussions taking place during the summit will remain confidential. Attendees are urged to invite their senior leadership and C-suite executives to a post-event reception.

Read about the 2016 event

To view photos from Men As Allies 2016, please click link below.

Men as Allies 2016 event photos

Nearby Hotels:

Grand Hyatt New York
109 East 42nd Street at Grand Central Terminal
New York, NY 10017
Tel: 212-883-1234

The Roosevelt Hotel
45 East 45th Street at Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Tel: 888-TEDDY-NY

W New York
541 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Tel: 212-755-1200


8:00am Registration / Breakfast

8:45am Welcome Remarks

Subha V. Barry / Senior Vice President, Managing Director / Working Mother Media
Patricia David / Managing Director, Senior Diversity Advisor / J.P. Morgan Chase

9:15 Opening Keynote: The Heart of Masculinity

Michael Kaufman, Ph.D. / Author, Cracking the Armour: Power, Pain and the Lives of Men

10:00am Break

10:30am Gender Partnership Storytalks: What Makes Gender Equality Programs Work
Four expert practitioners in bringing gender equality to their companies briefly tell their stories, focusing on 1) the initial gender-equity problem(s) identified at their firms, 2) the solutions implemented, and 3) the results of the work done. These will be followed by an intelligent and lively conversation among the speakers, moderated by our Working Mother Media staff. Toward the end of the session, we will leave time for Q&A from the audience. Participants will walk away with proven strategies to engage men as advocates for leveling the playing field.

Catherine Verhoff / VP and Chief Diversity Officer / PGIM
Dean Wunderle / Director of Human Resources / P&G
Kendra Thomas / VP & Global Head of D&I / Pearson

12:30pm Keynote Luncheon

David Arena/ Global Head of Real Estate / J.P. Morgan Chase
Marisa Galioto / Executive Director, Corporate Real Estate / J.P. Morgan Chase
Jessica Holmes / Executive Director, Global Real Estate Portfolio Management / J.P. Morgan Chase
Valerie Rainford / Head of Advancing Black Leaders and Diversity Advancement Strategies / J.P. Morgan Chase

1:30pm Executive Summary: Men as Allies for Multicultural Women Research

Suzanne Richards / Director of Research / Working Mother Media

1:45pm Introduction to Fishbowl Workshops – Multicultural Women: Left Out in the Cold?

2:15pm Fishbowl Exercises
This year’s extremely popular fishbowl workshops will focus on the experiences of and attitudes toward women of color and multicultural women. We will begin with an inner circle (where conversation takes place) consisting of women of color/multicultural women and an outer circle (which listens without speaking) consisting of men and white women. After the first round, participants change places and the listeners share their own experiences and their thoughts about what they just heard, while the women of color/multicultural women listen. Participants tell us this powerful format results in both eye-opening moments and heartfelt understanding.

Deborah Munster / Executive Director / Diversity Best Practices
Carol Watson / Senior Director, Global Member Engagement / Diversity Best Practices

This participant-driven session focuses on action plans/commitments derived from the day’s experiences.

Subha V. Barry / Senior Vice President, Managing Director / Working Mother Media

4:15pm Reception

For more information & to register: click here

Introductory Anti-Racism Training
May 13 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Introductory Anti-Racism Training for White folks

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. The training will cover language and history and 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.
Saturday, May 13
All Pilgrims Church on Capitol Hill: 500 Broadway East, Seattle, WA 98102
Suggested donation of $10-$50 to cover the cost of space and materials
To register, please sign up here
This training is open to CARW members and members of the public. CARW is a group of white people in the Seattle area working to undo institutional racism and white privilege through education and organizing in white communities and active support of anti-racist, people of color-led organization.  For more information about our work:
Please share information about this training with people in your network!
Accessibility: please note this training space is not wheel chair accessible. We will strive to provide childcare, please indicate childcare needs when you register. Other questions? please email
Street Gangs, Prison Gangs, and Organized Crime Training
May 18 @ 7:00 am – May 19 @ 4:00 pm

Street Gangs, Prison Gangs, and Organized Crime Training
At the Holiday Inn Express Fisherman’s Wharf
550 North Point Street, San Francisco, CA 94133   

Cultural Competency & Beyond
May 22 @ 8:30 am – May 23 @ 4:30 pm



F.A.C.E. Consulting Collaborative is pleased to offer our popular 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.

The Details:

What:  Cultural Competency & Beyond Workshop

When: May 22 & 23, 2017, 8:30am- 4:30pm 

Where:  2100 Building, 2100 24th Ave S., Seattle, WA 98144

Who:  F.A.C.E. Consulting Collaborative aims to Facilitate Awareness and Change for Equity. The members of the the team are Ginlin Woo, Viviana Aguilar, Jeff Birdsall, Anna Hansen, and Mike Beebe.  Our mission is to assist and support individuals, organizations, and communities  in confronting issues of diversity in a community building strategy focused on truth telling, change, and equity. The training team has decades of experience as facilitators, educators, storytellers, and community organizers. 

Who will Benefit from attending?

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, Community Members, and Parents.

Cost & Registration:

Early Bird Rate (before April 26) …………………………………………………………..$345.00

Regular Rate (after April 26)………………………………………….$395.00

Group Rate (3 or more from a group or organization) ……$300.00*

Your registration fee includes light refreshments and a resource packet. Lunch is on your own.

*Contact Mike at mpbeebe(at) to arrange for a group rate discount*

**Limited Partial Scholarships available upon request. Contact Mike Beebe at mpbeebe(at)**

REGISTER HERE to reserve your spot now!

Cultural Competency & Beyond
May 22 @ 9:00 am – May 23 @ 4:00 pm



Leadership for Change is thrilled to be a part of  F.A.C.E. Consulting Collaborative and to offer a 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.

Click  HERE for more info and to register.

Disability & Latino Community Awareness Workshop
May 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm



Are you a stakeholder, advocate, or professional advancing the rights and well-

being of Latinos in King County? Do you want to gain a deeper understanding of the unique

needs of Latinos with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and learn tangible skills you

can use to make a difference? If so, join the Arc of King County for a workshop that will address

the intersection of Latino and disability identities at the Kent Regional Library (212 2 nd N. Kent,

WA 98198) on Monday, May 22 nd from 1:00-4:00 PM.

By attending this interactive workshop, you will learn the prevalence of disability and its various

types; understand the unique ways disability intersects with the Latino community; identify

effective ways to support Latinos with disabilities and, learn about the services and supports the

Arc of King County provides to Latino and Spanish-speaking individuals and families with

intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Disability is a natural part of life; and, people with disabilities have the right to live with dignity,

make their own choices, and participate fully in society. Many people know someone with a

disability. Disability is common in the Latino community as well, yet opportunities to have

conversations about it are rare.

Sign up today and share with your networks. Light refreshments will be provided. Please direct

all RSVPs and questions to Patty González at or

The Arc of King County is the oldest non-profit in Seattle whose mission is to promote and

protect the human and civil rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Services include information about disability resources, parent and family support, and civic

engagement. For information call 206-829- 7030 or email