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Courage to Lead for Social Impact: Retreat Series
Jun 2 – Jun 4 all-day
Courage to Lead® for Social Impact
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

understanding colleagues.

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.

Equity Leaders Unite!
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Whether it is called diversity, equity and inclusion, multiculturalism, or anti-racism, the role of leading equity initiatives in the workplace can be challenging. Many organizations have created these positions in the past ten years, and those hired are coming in without any clear direction. Equity leaders often feel isolated and can quickly become frustrated or feel overwhelmed.

However, if we can come together to collaborate and learn from each other’s mistakes and successes, perhaps we can craft an easier path forward. As Paulo Freire said, “We make the road by walking.”

This workshop provides an opportunity for equity leaders to share strategies for organizational change, problem solve some of the challenges they face, and to network. Each participant will be asked to bring an example of a success story, strategy, or tool to share. Everyone will be given time to discuss challenges and hear the best thinking from their colleagues.

Facilitators Caprice Hollins and Ilsa Govan will share a model of multicultural organizational development and strategies for change we’ve identified over the past eight years in our work with hundreds of organizations.

We’d love for you to be part of this community where we share ideas to successfully address equity, inclusion and social justice in organizations. Our goal is for participants to come away with new tools for this important work as well as supportive partnerships they can lean on for many years to come. Won’t you join us?

Participants will…

  • Learn tools for engaging in courageous conversations about equity work.
  • Be able to identify stages of multicultural organization development and strategies for moving equity initiatives forward.
  • Collaborate with other equity leaders by sharing resources and best thinking around challenges.
  • Develop a network of equity leaders for on-going support.

Caprice D. Hollins, Psy.D. & Ilsa Govan, M.A.

$150 Early-Bird registration before May 12th, $175 thereafter.
Includes free resources, a light breakfast and afternoon snacks.
No refunds given for any reason after May 26, 2017, although you are welcome to gift your seat to a colleague.

STARS Credits, Clock Hours & CEUs
6 STARS Credits available for Early Childhood and School Age practitioners.

6 Clock Hours available for Washington State Certificated Teachers. Please bring a check for $12 payable to Puget Sound ESD.

This workshop has been approved for 6 CEUs by the Washington State Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Our provider number is #1975-369.

Notes & Questions About Registration:

When scheduling events and partnering with venues, we prioritize making the event physically accessible for all participants whenever possible. The 2100 Building is wheelchair accessible and the workshop is on the ground floor. Accessible parking is available in the parking garage. We ask that you please refrain from wearing strong fragrances in order to keep this event accessible to community members with chemical sensitivity. To inquire about the possibility of additional accommodations, please contact Mercedes Robinson at the email listed above by May 19, 2017.

Radical Walking Tour: Filipin@ History of Seattle
Jun 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm


***As space is limited, we ask that you RSVP at this form***

Join us for a tour of significant points in the history of Filipin@s in Seattle. Your fabulous host Joaquin Uy is a member of BAYAN Pacific NorthWest and a long time scholar of the history of the Left and of leaders that came before him. Joaquin will keep you entertained and on the edge of your seat (metaphorically, this is a walking tour). The experience will focus on labor history and cultural work. You’ll learn about the dangerous and courageous organizing of multiple generations of Alaskeros–or Alaskan cannery workers–and their struggle for just working conditions and how that work became a threat to the Marcos regime in the Philippines. You’ll hear about the foundational writer and activist Carlos Bulosan, who wrote poetically of the loss of homeland and the thirst for a better world here in Seattle. And…you will have to come to the walking tour to find out more. I wouldn’t want to spoil all the fun!

DONATIONS: We ask that you come prepared to make a donation to BAYAN for hosting and leading the tour. We suggest a donation of $10-35, or any amount that feels meaningful for you. Donations can be made in cash, check or credit card. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Your donation will go to continue the work of Filipin@ here in Seattle and in the Philippines doing community organizing for social justice.

PRESENTED BY: This walking tour is organized in collaboration between BAYAN Pacific NorthWest, an alliance of progressive Filipin@s groups, and the Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites, a Seattle organization of white people working for racial justice. For more info on CARW please check out CARW, for more info on BAYAN, please see the member organization pages linked Gabriela Seattle and Anakbayan Seattle

**Please expect to be walking and standing for approximately 1.5-2 hours. There are some steep inclines but the tour is doable for folks using wheelchairs. Tour will begin in the International District/Chinatown at the Eastern Hotel. Street parking is free on Sundays but may be difficult to find so please plan accordingly. There is a pay lot underneath the I-5 overpass off of Jackson. Many bus routes and lightrail are easily accessible in the area and at the International District Station.

**We ask that you do not wear scented/fragranced products (e.g. perfume, hair products) or essential oils the day of the event in order to make the event accessible to those with chemical injury or multiple chemical sensitivity.
For more info:

Jun 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
What’s in Your Knapsack?
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am – Jun 10 @ 4:00 pm


An Intensive Three Day Summer Institute Focused on Social Justice Pedagogy
June 8-10, 2017


As our nation becomes increasingly diverse, it is imperative to have the understanding and resources to effectively navigate discussions about diversity and inequality in the classroom and workplace. The Knapsack Institute is designed for individuals at the beginning to intermediate stages of this journey, as well as those seeking to refresh their approach and embrace intersectional strategies. The Institute is designed for all educators (k-12; higher education; workshop facilitators, etc.).

Race, class, gender and sexuality are highly personal and emotionally-laden subjects. They may evoke a range of responses, from hostility and anger to guilt and depression. The Institute will prepare you to preempt and manage such responses and be better prepared. Our goal is to provide you with the tools, knowledge and support to create an inclusive and empowering educational setting and experience.

The name, “The Knapsack Institute” hails from Peggy McIntosh’s renowned article, “White privilege and male privilege: A personal account of coming to see correspondences through work in women’s studies,” in which she states:

“I have come to see white privilege as an invisible package of unearned assets which I can count on cashing in each day, but about which I was ‘meant’ to remain oblivious. White privilege is like an invisible weightless knapsack of special provisions, assurances, tools, maps, guides, codebooks, passports, visas, clothes, compass, emergency gear, and blank checks.” (Peggy McIntosh, 1988 “White privilege and male privilege: A personal account of coming to see correspondences through work in women’s studies.” Excerpted from Working Paper 189, Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, Wellesley, MA.)

To apply:

Celebrate Juneteenth
Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Juneteenth commemorates the true ending of slavery in the United States.

On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers under the leadership of Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston and notified those still under the yoke of slavery that they were free.  This was two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Friday, June 16

2:00pm – 5:00pm

Rainier Beach Community Center

8825 Rainier Avenue South

A community event focused on fellowship and empowerment
Fun for Youth and Families:

Performances, Food, Games, Prizes, and Resource Fair

Authentic Leadership in Action – Summer Conference
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm

Authentic Leadership in Action (ALIA)

Engaging the Differences that Divide Us

A Three-day Leadership Conference

June 22-25, 2017

Tacoma, Washington

Strengthen your capacity to lead fearlessly in challenging situations. Participate in a powerful learning community and experience “deep dive” modules with world-class faculty.

Super early bird pricing available now – limited tickets available!

Register here

Difference can stimulate creativity and the kind of breakthrough innovation organizations need to address today’s challenges. The best decisions happen when differences are included, valued and worked with effectively.

However, differences can also activate exclusion, defensiveness, and aggression in ourselves and others. These reactions block clear thinking and skillful action. Over time this pattern hardens us from the inside out and can create serious dysfunction in a team, organization or community.

Whether we work in corporations, governments, nonprofits or schools, we inevitably encounter strong differences.

  • How can we appreciate differences without seeking to change others or have the differences divide us?
  • How can we work together in the midst of disagreement?
  • How can we use our differences to make us stronger and more creative?

If you are looking for a better way, and are daring enough to explore new practices, please join us. Together, at this 3 day leadership intensive, we can learn how to engage with difference and, in doing so, better engage the wisdom in our groups or organizations.

At the conference, you’ll find a safe yet challenging place to stretch your way of thinking and open to possibilities for leading with more success in your organization. The curriculum is leading edge, deeply personal and highly engaging. This unique leadership development experience not only expands your thinking and skills, but also connects you to a talented network of professionals.

The conference brings together expertise in the practices of conflict engagement, authentic leadership, and mindfulness. Drawing from proven methodologies, the seasoned faculty team brings a multi-faceted approach to engaging with differences. Far from just adding another “tool in your toolbox,” this event is intentionally designed to work at a deeper level of thinking and acting in the world.

Current research concludes what many of us intuitively know—that traditional leadership programs fall short because they place “too much focus on delivering information and content and not enough on the hard work of developing the leaders themselves” (Nick Petrie, Center for Creative Leadership, 2013). For 17 years, ALIA has been ahead of the curve, integrating mindfulness, creative process, and systems thinking into an integrative model of authentic leadership development. ALIA is part of the Authentic Leadership Center at Naropa University


Aftab Erfan, PhD

Director of Dialogue and Conflict Engagement, University of British Columbia, and senior practitioner of Deep Democracy

Gaylon Ferguson, PhD

Faculty, Naropa University; Author Natural Bravery: Fear and Fearlessness as the Direct Path of Awakening

Arawana Hayashi

Co-founder of the Presencing Institute and creator of Social Presencing Theatre

Susan Skjei, PhD

Experienced executive, consultant, and coach; Director of the Authentic Leadership Center, Naropa University


Super Early Bird Special 20% off through March 15 – $795
Early Bird Special 10% off through May 1 – $895
Full Price through June 15 – $995
Full Price Plus through June 22 – $1050
*Price includes all meals

Accommodations for all 3 nights – $240
*Price includes pod arrangement with private room, shared bath, kitchen, and living room

Additional discounts available for groups, members, partners and sponsors.

Partial scholarships available to those who would not otherwise be able to attend – application coming soon! Donate to the scholarship fund by clicking “tickets” here.

Super early bird rates available now – limited tickets available!


2017 Latino Youth Leadership Summit
Jun 23 @ 8:00 am – Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm
Freedom Summer Event Series
Jun 23 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 5 @ 6:30 pm

Freedom Summer Events:


June 23th | Collective Community Power                               July 28th | Black Sexuality
Location: L.E.M.S                                                                             Location: ?
July 2nd | Fuck the 4th                                                                      August 1st-4th | Freedom School
Location: Black Power Epicenter                                               Location: Church
July 15th | Locked Up                                                                       August 5th | Umoja Fest, Ice cream social
Location: Langston Hughes                                                          Location: Judkins Park

 Community Events:

Our Support for Community relationships insures that we take part in nurturing, growing, and deepening our relationships. As we work towards the liberation for ALL BLACK PEOPLE we continue to stay committed to Black self-determination.

June 25-27th SYPP Women’s Conference

July 7th Youngstown Block Party

July 29th Black Prisoners Caucus Youth Summit

Freedom Summer 2017 Brochure

11th Annual Duwamish Tribe Gala Dinner & Art Auction
Jun 24 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Duwamish Tribe Gala Dinner and NW Art Auction
Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Seattle, WA

Duwamish Tribe
Annual Fundraiser 2017
Gala Dinner & NW Art Auction

YOU ARE INVITED to join Duwamish Tribal Services for its 11th Annual Gala Dinner & NW Art Auction.  This annual event is a celebration of contemporary and traditional culture of Seattle’s First People, Chief Seattle’s Duwamish Tribe.  Your gifts will help maintain operations at the Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center and provide tribal services. We thank you for recognizing the significant role that Seattle’s First People play in the diversity and cultural richness of our community. Your support makes a difference! “We raise our hands to you!”

Doors open at 4:00 pm at the Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center.

Ticket 1: $30 Reception & Silent Auction Only
Reception starts at 4:30 pm. Wine, beer & appetizers will be served.

Silent auction continues from 4:30-5:45 pm.

Ticket 2: $100 Full Event, Reception/Silent Auction and Buffet Dinner/Live Auction  4:30-8:00.

After enjoying the Reception & Silent Auction, at 6:00 pm guests will gather in the “longhouse room” for a brief traditional program and traditional buffet-style dinner.  Guest will enjoy a spirited live auction of art by Northwest artists.

Ticket 3: $150 Individual Sponsor, Full Event (plus special recognition at the event). 4:30-8:00 pm.

Ticket 4: $800 Table for Eight, Full Event. 4:30-8:00 pm.

Ticket 5: $90 Early Bird Ticket, Full Event. Purchase by May 20, 2017. 4:30-8:00pm

Note: Free Courtesy Shuttle and parking available at Seattle Parks Maintenance Facility at 4209 W. Marginal Way SW,Seattle, WA 98106

Duwamish Tribal Services is a registered 501(c) 3 non-profit and donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.