Retreat #1: 9/30/16 iLEAP – Seattle, WA
Retreat #2: 1/27/17 iLEAP – Seattle, WA
Retreat #3: 4/7/17 iLEAP – Seattle, WA
Retreat #4: 6/2/17-6/4/17 Whidbey Institute – Clinton, WA
Courage to Lead® for Social Impact is a renewal and leadership retreat
series that will create the first cohort in a new network of leaders across
the greater Seattle and Northwest region. The program is for people
who are committed to making a positive difference in the world, while
strengthening the fabric of social equity in our community. We envision
a safe and welcoming place to foster reflective leadership and forge
trustworthy relationships among others with similar passion, helping us
sustain each other in our long-term commitments. While most of us are
focused on the external demands of change, we also need a place to
cultivate and nourish our leadership within, in the company of wise and
Courage to Lead® for Social Impact is for you, if:
• You are a leader and a decision maker who is working toward a
more just, compassionate and healthy world.
• You want to be in community with people who you’ll come to
know, trust and support as allies.
• You want to take your leadership to the next level and you
welcome introspection and personal growth.
• You want to learn with a diverse community of leaders from
across professional sectors in order to sustain your commitment
to solving complex social issues.
Join other leaders from Greater Seattle and the Pacific Northwest in this
deep dive into the heart of leadership. Through storytelling, reflection
and facilitated discussions, you’ll have an opportunity to consider your
heart’s work, renew your energy and passion for your cause, and
strengthen your leadership within a community of practice.
4/9 Columbia City Library National Poetry Month
Underserved Communities & At-Risk Youth Seminar
In Beautiful Seattle, WA
Thursday April 13, 2017 (Open to the General Public)
8-8:10AM Opening Speakers-TBD
8:10-9:30 Gang Prevention & Intervention, Gabe Morales & Louis Guiden
9:40-11:30 Native Youth and Gang Activity-Ret. Capt. Chris Grant, Rapid City, SD
11:30-12:30 Lunch (on your own)
12:30-2PM Asian & Pacific Island Youth and Intervention, Chhay Loy & Vince Vaielua
2:15-3:15PM Effectively Dealing with East African Youth-SPD-Habtamu Abdi
3:30-4:30 Group Break-Outs
4:30-5PM Closing & Certificates
To be held at the Clarion Hotel, 3000 S 176th St, Sea-Tac, WA 98188
Rooms $79 Discount Code: GPS Clarion Website: http://clarionseattle.com/
There is Limited Seating, Registration is $100
After April 1, 2017 Cost for this Seminar is $150
For more info e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or see
Learn. Share. Connect.
In the first of what will be a recurring event, NPARC invites members of the community to two hours of caucusing (3:00pm-5:00pm) with a subsequent networking social hour at a local cafe.
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.
Future caucus meetings will be open to NPARC members only. Come and check out one of the benefits of being a part of NPARC and consider joining today!
*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 5:00 for networking and socializing. Even if you are unable to make it to the community meeting, you are welcome at the social hour, no ticket required!
We hope you can make it!
4/19 Third Place Books (National Poetry Month)
7:30 p. m.
Exploring the narratives behind your institution’s organizational chart.
Practicing deep listening, especially with regards to the language of power & privilege.
Role-play for navigating difficult conversations and the anatomy of making amends.
Join us in this training to explore how storytelling can be used to develop concrete strategies to help individuals and organizations actively engaged in anti-racist work.
To learn more & to register: click here
|Room Location||The Gayton Family Meeting Room|
|Summary||Hey, Teens! Join us for an evening of community, information sharing and empowerment. Learn about your rights all while you enjoy spoken word, guest speakers, food and raffle prizes!|
The event will feature teen performers and guest speakers from CAIR, One America, ACLU and more!
|Notes||Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
This program is organized by Douglass-Truth Teen Service Learners.
|Contact Info||Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian|
|Room Capacity||Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.|