Upcoming Racial Equity Trainings in Seattle
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Check-out these opportunities in the next month to participate in racial equity trainings.
City of Seattle Training
The City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative will be hosting a 2-part training: Turning Commitment into Action. Sessions will be held: May 7th from 12:30 – 4:30 pm at the Rainier Beach Library and May 9th from 1 – 5 pm at the Beacon Hill Library
Trainers: Glenn Harris, RSJI Manager and Diana Falchuk, RSJI Outreach Specialist
Contact Diana Falchuk at Diana.Falchuk@seattle.gov for questions about the training. All trainings are free, click here to access registration link.
Over 120 groups who participated in group workshops in conjunction with the RACE exhibit have signed the Commitment to Action for Racial Equity. Additional groups have set similar intentions to end institutional racism and build racial equity. This free, two-part training is designed to give groups the tools they need to turn these commitments into actions for tangible change.
Participants will develop an understanding of social position and change advocacy, and apply these using a racial equity assessment to identify personal and organizational power to achieve racial equity. They will then outline a plan to create racial equity within their groups and through their work with clients, customers, partners and communities. This training will happen in two parts, with about 1.5 – 2 hours of homework in-between.
Who should register?
- Participants must have some previous racial equity training, such as RSJI’s RACE: The Power of an Illusion training or RACE exhibit group workshops, The People’s Institute’s Undoing Institutional Racism, or other similar trainings.
- Participants must have the intention to develop, expand or refine a plan to build racial equity within their group (internally) and its work with partners, clients, customers and community (externally).
- Each group can send up to two people, and we strongly encourage and will give priority to groups sending two. At least one person should be in a leadership position – such as director, CEO, board chair, owner, division manager, etc., or a member of non-hierarchical group with shared leadership – that makes you able to lead implementation of planned changes and hold others accountable to that process.
What Are They and How to Engage When You Have Committed One
Trainer: CAPRICE HOLLINS
More information on the workshop can be found here.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 ♦ 8:30am-2:45pm ♦ The 2100 Building, 2100 24th Ave. S., Seattle WA 98144
Link to Register.
When we communicate across cultures, there is always the risk that what we say might offend someone. Oftentimes we don’t even know why, what we said was offensive. How we handle these difficult moments when we have “offended” depends on our level of comfort and skill. While avoiding or becoming defensive can be common practice, effectively engaging in a way that brings us closer together rather than furthers the racial divide is a collective challenge that most of us can relate to.
In this interactive workshop participants will: 1) Learn what racial micro aggressions are and why they hurt; 2) Learn strategies for effectively engaging across cultures when a micro aggression has been committed; and 3) Increase their comfort in having courageous conversations.
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