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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM

  • Centilia Cultural Center1660 S Roberto Maestas Festival St, Seattle, Washington 98144
    “Undocumented Tales” is a YouTube web series that follows the journey of Fernando Gutierrez, an undocumented queer immigrant from Mexico living in U.S. Fernando’s story is one that is rarely told in the broader immigrant and LGBTQ communities, and one that is almost never told in mainstream media.

    The series serves as an online platform that brings together the intersections of immigration status, homophobia/transphobia, class, and race to portray the realities of what it means to both undocumented and queer in the United States.

Women of Color & Allies for Women of Color Candidates

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Join the OneAmerica family at a event hosted by our sister organization, the OneAmerica Votes Justice Fund. This is a fundraising event for women of color and their allies to support women of color’s political leadership and their runs for elected office (WOC4WOC).

All donations up to $10,000 will be matched! Celebrate and support women of color running for office.
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Washington Workforce Development News Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board July 9, 2019

WSAC EMPLOYEE NAMED NATIONAL GEAR UP PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

The National Council for Community and Education Partnerships has recognized the Washington Student Achievement Council’s Marcie Sample as the 2019 Professional of the Year. Sample is the associate director of college access and support, and manages the Washington State GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs). Since 2007, she has worked with school districts across the state to ensure students have the knowledge and preparation to pursue their education and career goals after high school. https://bit.ly/2S2x7UD

 

EATONVILLE STUDENT WINS WORKFORCE BOARD’S CTE “GET REAL” VIDEO CONTEST

A video created by Eatonville High School sophomore Alexia Price has won a first place award from the Workforce Board for promoting career and technical education (CTE) in a creative, engaging way. The three-minute video imagines a “world without CTE.” The video also includes an interview with an Eatonville employer who recently hired a former CTE student. It’s the second year the Workforce Board has held a CTE video contest aimed at middle and high school students. In 2017, the Workforce Board received a $20,000 grant from Advance CTE to promote high quality career and technical education to Washington students and their parents. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnABcJ7Clf4

Train the Trainer: Strategies for Conversations on Race

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Through engaging and interactive exercises, you’ll learn helpful strategies and tips on how to successfully present sensitive information to a wide audience of learners. You will develop skills to take difficult conversations about race, privilege and power to a deeper level and learn strategies for working with resistance. The two-day workshop will give you time to practice applying the strategies in a variety of scenarios.

Both experienced and novice trainers are encouraged to attend and will learn new tools. However, participants in this workshop should have awareness of your own biases, privileges and internalized oppression, as well as some knowledge of institutional racism and white privilege in the United States. The more personal work you have done to understand these issues, the more you will get out of this workshop as a facilitator.

The skills developed in this two-day intensive are valuable for individuals who want to further equity work in their communities. Organizations committed to instituting systemic change will also benefit by training a cohort of internal trainers to provide on-going, culturally relevant professional development for staff.

Participants in this workshop receive a free copy of Hollins and Govan’s book, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Strategies for Facilitating Conversations on Race (Rowman and Littlefield, 2015), valued at $34.00.

Participants will…

- Gain tips for creating a welcoming environment
- Learn ways to establish credibility and build relationships with participants
- Identify your own triggers and learn strategies to engage people when they are triggered
- Develop skills for handling common pitfalls and resistance
- Explore different dynamics for facilitators of color and white facilitators
- Cultivate the ability to address cultural tensions and conflict
- Notice and address common expressions of white privilege in workshop dynamics

Daily, Aug 15 - Aug 16