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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
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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! 


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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
13
Mon
2017
“Black Girl in Suburbia” Screening
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm

Black Girl in Suburbia

Seattle Prep Monday November 13, 2017 7:00 PM

Please join us in the first Seattle screening of Black Girl in Suburbia.

Melissa Lowery, Diversity Director at Jesuit High School in Portland Oregon has created a film about what it is like to be a student of color in a predominantly white setting. What do these kids go through? Although it centers on girls of African descent, this film can be applied to almost any student, male or female, who is not part of the dominant culture or race of their school or neighborhood. Teachers, counselors, administrators, students and parents are invited. This is an open invitation

 

Please join Melissa for a discussion afterward. There is no charge for this event.


http://www.blackgirlinsuburbia.com/

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! 

Dec
2
Sat
2017
[European Dissent] Community Meeting
Dec 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Hello European Dissent community!

Please join us for our (holiday-delayed) November Community meeting on Saturday December 2nd!  We will be screening and discussing the film Anne Braden: Southern Patriot.  This documentary explores the extraordinary life and legacy of the white American civil rights leader Anne Braden.  After she was charged with sedition for attempting to desegregate a Louisville, Kentucky neighborhood in 1954, Braden used the attacks to turn herself “inside out” and embrace a lifetime of racial justice organizing matched by few whites in American history.

Please join us for a screening and discussion from 3-5:30 pm on December 2nd, at Seattle First Baptist Church (1111 Harvard Ave).  We will also have a separate kid-focused activity available for those interested interested.

 
We hope to see you there!
  – Alex and the ED organizing collective
Parking is available in the lot adjacent to the church but requires payment.  Street parking is limited but available in the surrounding neighborhoods.  Many transit routes serve the church:

  • The 9, 43, 49, and first hill streetcar stop at Broadway & Marion, and Pike/Pine
  • The 12 stops at Broadway & Madison
  • The 2 stops at 11th & Madison westbound, and Union & Broadway eastbound
  • The 60 stops at Union & Broadway
Dec
7
Thu
2017
Food Justice Film Fest
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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You’re invited to a night of
film, food and fun!
Please join Solid Ground and Seattle Food Committee for Food Justice Film Fest, presented by Verizon.

Enjoy a special screening of short films on food justice from around the world, and a lively discussion about the movement for sustainable farming and truly healthy foods. The evening will include movie snacks before the show, a thought-provoking Q&A with local food justice experts, activists and leaders, and a reception following the films.

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WHEN
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 5-8:30pm

  • Doors open & movie snacks at 5pm (food will not be allowed in the theater)
  • Films at 6pm
  • Reception at 7:30pm, following films and Q&A

WHERE
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
104 17th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144 (view map>)

TICKETS
Get your tickets today! Tickets are available on a sliding sale to ensure that people from all income levels can attend and participate in the conversation:

  • Community Ticket – Free!
  • General Admission Ticket – $6
  • Solidarity Ticket – $12
  • FREE VIP tickets for Solid Ground volunteers, monthly giving donors and SFC members!

ABOUT THE FILMS
Join us for a special screening of some of the best shorts from Real Food Films! Real Food Films is the first-ever international competition to celebrate short films about sustainable food and farming. From documentaries to advocacy, spoken word to animation, these short films feature original voices that lift up under-represented stories at the heart of what we eat and drink.

Dec
14
Thu
2017
Non-Profit Anti-Racism Coalition Community Celebration
Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Hello, 
You are invited to the following event:

NPARC COMMUNITY CELEBRATION

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PST)

Garage
1130 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122

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For our final community meeting of 2017 we want to celebrate!

Please join NPARC for food, drinks, bowling, and fun on Decmber 14, 4:00pm-7:00pm.

We’re hoping to introduce you to our new Coalition Builders as well as let off some steam from the tough racial equity work we’ve all been doing this year. We can’t wait to see you!

There will be some food provided, and we have two bowling lanes reserved. Shoes and drinks will cost you extra.

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We hope you can make it!

Cheers,
Non-Profit Anti-Racism Coalition

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.