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Upcoming Racial Equity Trainings in Seattle

by School's Out Washington | | Posted under Workshops & Training

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.

Training Description

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?


What Are They and How to Engage When You Have Committed One


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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