10th ANNUAL SEATTLE RACE CONFERENCE and COMMEMORATIVE CELEBRATION
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 "Education not Incarceration: Eliminating Structural Racism in Our Schools"
FRIDAY, August 23rd - 6:30p-8:30p - Student Center LeRoux Room 160
10th Anniversary Commemorative Celebration ~ Featuring a keynote address by MICHAEL BENITEZ JR., Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Puget Sound. He is a national social justice educator and activist-scholar with over a decade of experience in education. Often fusing hip hop pedagogy, scholarly inquiry, and personal experience, Benitez provides critical, multi-context, and multi-issue frameworks for empowerment and transformation in education.
Also on the program will be retrospective accounts from founding members of the Seattle Race Conference and student performers and artists.
Friday night celebration: Pay-What-You-Can: $10 or more suggested
Students and Youth: Free
SATURDAY, August 24th - 9:00a-5:00p - Pigott Hall
Full-day Conference with workshops, presentations, edutainment, resources, and opportunities to network.
MORNING Plenary Panel: YOUTH UNDOING INSTITUTIONAL RACISM
Youth Undoing Institutional Racism is an anti-racist collective that focuses on learning about different forms of institutional racism and developing community organizing skills to disrupt these oppressions. Each year, a few participants from the Tyree Scott Freedom School go on to intern with Youth Undoing Institutional Racism. More information about the YUIR and American Friends available at: https://afsc.org/office/seattle-wa
PERFORMANCE AND CALL-TO-ACTION: PAUL RUCKER
Paul Rucker is an activist visual artist, composer, and musician who combines media, often integrating live performance, sound, original compositions, and visual art. His work is the product of a rich interactive process, through which he investigates community impacts, human rights issues, historical research, and basic human emotions surrounding a subject. More information about Paul and his work at: http://paulrucker.com/
Photo credit: Shannon Phipps
Sample Interactive Workshops Include:
The Conference Schedule available at:
~The role that school discipline and school based police play in pushing students of color out of school
~Stop the rail to jail: Suspend the suspension
Unpacking white privilege in schools
~Creating racial equity in discipline rates and beyond
~What I said and what I meant: Cross cultural communication
~The problem with a privileged education: Moving beyond the "access" paradigm
~Ten ways to take a detour from the schools to prison pathway
~White people's relationship to the prison industrial complex
~A journey through institutional racism
~Still not post-racial: Dismantling structural racism and cultural bias in school discipline by asserting racial justice as an educational right of all students
~Plantation, prison, classroom: What's really going on in K-12 schools?
~Racism, educators and the faculty lounge: Where institutionalized and internalized racism, stereotype threat and inequity collide
~The white privilege of history: Who's excluded and how do we fix this?
~Black, brown and blue: Youth of color & the juvenile justice system
~Community education and engagement strategy
~Restorative circles: A restorative justice alternative to the traditional discipline system
Regular - $25; Youth (under 21) and students(ID required) - $15 (Lunch is included)
Pre-registration EXTENDED until August 14, 2013
Late and on-site registration - $35 (Does not guarantee lunch) ~ Cash and checks only accepted for on-site registration.
Additional pre-ordered lunches available for $15
Limited number of partial scholarships available: For an application and information contact: Eleta Wright at (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CLOCK HOURS: 7 Clock hours for $2 per hour are available for educators attending the SRC on Saturday. Checks should be made payable to Seattle Public Schools.
PARKING: Reduced-rate all-day parking can be purchased and will allow for parking in any Seattle University parking lot or garage. 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 email@example.com. For information about the conference site or if you need an invoice for the conference fee(s) contact: Pamela Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 - FRIDAY: Student Center ~ SATURDAY: Pigott Building (View)
901 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|