Seattle Race Conference
The Seattle Race Conference began to create a shared understanding and language about the nature of racism, refine definitions of its modern day forms and identify the tools that can be used to end it. Using this as a foundation, the objective was to cultivate a "movement" for racial justice in Seattle that includes components of sustainable action. This year's theme is "Building Community to End Environmental Racism: Learn, Connect, Flourish"
There will be workshops, institutes, and presentations for the following tracks:
Track 1: Where We're At: The Environment We Live In
Track 2: Strategies for Change: The Environment that Supports Us
Track 3: Where We're Going: The Environment Where all Flourish
Morning Keynote: Yalonda Sinde, Former Executive Director of the Community Coalition of Environmental Justice and current Executive Director of the Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs
Afternoon Playnote: The New Wilderness Project, an entertaining presentation of the issues and opportunities around stewardship, leadership, the human connection to nature and each other, and embracing diversity in our communities.
Conference Closing and Call-to-Action: Jourdan Keith, Founder and Director of Urban Wilderness Project
She believes that connecting to the natural world is critical to restoring communities, reducing domestic violence, building relationships, and acknowledging and healing historical injustices.
And Featuring: Delbert Richardson's American History Traveling Museum and Workshop
Interactive Workshops Include:
*A Diet for Social Justice: Eating Local & Organic is a Race Issue presented by Consider This
*Bridging Community Needs with Tools and Resources for Action presented by The US EPA
*Building a Culture of Inclusion: Removing Racism from Organizational Culture presented by Nesby + Associates, Inc. and Weyerhaeuser Inc.
*Communicating Environmental Justice presented by The Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition
*White Folks in the Environmental Justice Movement presented by The Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites
**And many more!
Meet and Greet (4:30p-5:00p) entertainment provided by the Roosevelt High School Jazz Combo
EXTENDED REGISTRATION until May 8, 2012
Regular - $35; Youth (under 21) - $15 (Lunch is included)
Additional pre-ordered lunches available for $15
On-site registration - $35 (Does not guarantee lunch)
NOTE: For on-site registration we can only accept cash, checks, or money orders.
Limited number of partial scholarships available: For an application and information contact: Eleta Wright at (email@example.com)
PARKING: $5 reduced-rate parking is available at Seattle University's 12th and Marion parking lot. Check-in with the attendant, mention "Seattle Race Conference" for the reduced rate. You will be given a parking pass that will be good all day in any of the university's parking lots and garages. Check the campus map at: http://www.seattleu.edu/maps/ for all campus parking locations.
For opportunities to volunteer and help with this conference contact: Yeojin Chung at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about the conference site contact: Pamela Taylor at email@example.com
NOTE: We will attempt to make this conference as fragrance neutral as possible and ask your help and consideration for those who are fragrance sensitive.
Seattle University - Pigott Building (View)
901 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|