The last four years in countering anti-Muslim bigotry has been quite a journey. We are so blessed that you have walked this journey with us!In the work that we do with you to counter anti-Muslim bigotry, we see five major issues:
- What is Sharia?
- Islam and Women’s Rights
- Islam and Peace
- Islam and Other Religions
- The Islamophobia Industry
For the past year, we have been working to create five animated videos in a three-minute format to address these questions. We are calling it the “Faith Over Fear Campaign.” You will see the videos, meet the animators and be encouraged by others working to counter hate and bigotry towards any group. Light refreshments will be provided.
When: Monday, February 10, 2020, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Muslim Association of Puget Sound, 17550 NE 67th Ct, Redmond, WA
Register Here: Registration limited to 90 people
Each year anti-Muslim hate groups spend over $30 million dollars to make people afraid of Islam and American Muslims. The websites, You Tube videos, books, white papers, lobbying, and media stars of these hate groups turn the hearts and minds of people against one another, paving the way for a more divided, fearful future. We don’t have to live in that future. Together we can build a future based on our shared values and vision for America! Yet Muslims and their allies are daily confronted with challenging questions by people captivated by fear, framed in ways that place them at a significant disadvantage. The Faith Over Fear four-hour Ally Training will give you tested strategies to use in response to these challenging questions - and the fears that underlie them.When: Saturday, February 1, 2020, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA https://www.facebook.com/events/547172202798126/
Whether you are a seasoned activist or new to race work, we invite folks who identify as White/of European decent to deepen your race awareness and gain tools to take action towards a more equitable, just, and healthy life for all people, in a supportive and creative environment.This highly participatory workshop, featuring Theatre of the Oppressed methods, will be informational, practical (action practice), as well as a chance to do some deep personal and collective work, including ancestor work, cultural appropriation, and more. Our process, despite the seriousness of the topic, can also be quite playful. More No one turned away for lack of funds.
(*There will be a related workshop for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, July 6 -7, 2020, led by Ashnie Butler & Cheryl Harrison. Learn more about the BIPOC Caucus.)
The White Privilege Symposium (WPS) Northwest is an evening followed by a full day event designed to examine patterns, cultures, and systems that contribute to identity, power, and privilege. In examining and challenging concepts of privilege and oppression, WPS Northwest offers solutions and team building strategies to work towards a more equitable world.
Special Guest EduTrainer Christian Paige. Registration Opens Feb. 14, 2020
Panel Discussion: Bringing Social Values to Life in Our Cities, Our Communities and Our Conscience, January 5th, 2020, Seattle WA
The Mount Holyoke College Club of the Puget Sound invites you to a panel discussion. Speakers:
Dr. Serin Houston, Professor of Geography and International Relations at Mount Holyoke College, and author of Imagining Seattle: Social Values in Urban Governance.
Dr. Anu Taranath, Principal Lecturer, Comparative History of Ideas at University of Washington, and author of Beyond Guilt Trips: Mindful Travel in an Unequal World.
Ms. Sarah Mayes. Sarah has worked for four lawmakers, most recently at Seattle City Council. A transgender woman and single mother, Sarah produces and co-hosts a new podcast, By the Sound.
Free and open to the public. Download flyer here.
Dr. Pamela Taylor facilitates Peace Circles for Racial Healing which provide the space for transforming relationships with yourself and others.
When: Jan. 7-Mar.17 – 6 sessions, 6pm-9pm
Where: Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church, 14724 1st Ave. NE, Shoreline
#1 January 7th - Holding Space & Bearing Witness
#2 January 21st - Exploring Racial Identity [National Day of Racial Healing]
#3 February 4th - Recognizing Racial Privilege
#4 February 18th - Managing Unconscious Bias
ADVANCING THE CONVERSATION
#5 March 3rd - Decoding Racialized Microaggressions
#6 March 17th - Framing New Narratives for Racial Reconciliation
Space is limited to 12 participants, so pre-register early. Cost for individual session - $65; $375 for all six sessions. (Pay more if you can to help support scholarships for those who need support.) For more information contact: Pamela Taylor, firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.851.9782
The WTO+20 Event Schedule:10:00am-12:00 pm Rally at OCCIDENTAL PARK 3:30pm-6:00pm Trade Justice Workshops @ TOWN HALL Session 1 Environment with Selden Prentice of 350 Seattle and Manuel Pérez Rocha from Institute for Policy Studies Labor Issues in Trade Policy with Motthida Chin from Verité and Barbara Byrd from Oregon AFL-CIO Public Health with Leigh Haynes and Julia Robinson of Peoples' Health Movement and Health Alliance International Immigration with Ricardo Ortega from LELO Session 2 Indigenous Sovereignty and Extractive Industries with John Sirois of the Colville Tribes Labor Activism That Crosses the Border: Past and Future with Oregon Fair Trade Campaign Food Sovereignty with Karen Hansen-Kuhn of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy WTO Tech, Data, E-Commerce Expansion with Deborah James of Our World is Not For Sale Trade and Militarism with Carly Brook of Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility 7:30pm Keynote with Joseph Stiglitz and Brief Action Orientation with Lori Wallach @ TOWN HALL General admission for the keynote is $20. A limited number of free student tickets are available first-come-first-serve. Scholarships are available--contact Hillary at Hillary@washingtonfairtrade.org for more information.
Saturday – November 23, 2019 When: 1:00 – 4:00 pm – Free of Charge Where: East Shore Unitarian Church - 12700 SE 32nd , Bellevue Panel & Discussion with:
- Dina Burstein, Jewish Coalition for Immigrant Justice NW
- Monserrat Padilla, WA Immigrant Solidarity Network & Coordinator for the Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project
- Carolyn de Ford, Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women & Puyallup Domestic Advocacy Program
- Nickhath Sheriff, Muslim Community Resource Center
Patrick O'Connor, Director of Thurston County Public Defense, will discuss new developments in the Thurston County justice system. These include bail reform as a part of a new risk-assessment tool for pretrial release; the First Look project that evaluates diversion potential for new arrestees; ICE arrests and the Keep Washington Working Act; and planning for an LFO Reconsideration Day.
When: Monday, Nov. 18th, 7:00pm
Where: Olympia UU Congregation, Olympia WA
Sponsored by Justice not Jails.
Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St., Bellingham WA
3pm and 7:30pm. Choir of the Salish Sea, with guests the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship Chalice Choir, presents a thrillingly eclectic choral program of healing and reconciliation for all the diverse people who call Whatcom County, Washington home. With songs from the Latinx, Japanese, Punjabi, Chinese, Indigenous and European communities, and music representing movements for peace and social justice in America, Africa and the Middle East, this concert will have you singing, crying, laughing and dancing in the aisles. Tickets $20/$5, available online from brownpapertickets.com: 3:00 pm performance at and the 7:30 pm performance. Photo by Paul Conrad, Bellingham Herald, 2018.
5th Annual Equity and Engagement Conference Focuses on Homelessness and Poverty, Oct. 12, Shoreline WA
Washington Family Engagement is pleased to present the 5th Annual Equity and Engagement Conference. This
Conference will bring together pre-K to 12th educators, parents, students and community partners to take an in depth look at all aspects of diversity represented in our schools and neighborhoods with a special focus on homelessness and poverty. We will learn from each other and with each other about what makes us different yet equal as human beings. Don’t miss this opportunity to better understand families you know and serve!
National speaker and generational poverty expert, Lynda Coates from Communications across Barriers in Portland, Oregon will lead a special Homelessness and Poverty Seminar for all conference participants. As a child growing up in a homeless family of seven and a consultant to health and educational institutions, she is uniquely qualified to help us identify, understand, communicate and serve
Educators, parents, students, and community partners together look at all aspects of diversity represented in our schools and neighborhoods with a special focus on homelessness and poverty. Program includes expert speakers and sessions on: Equitable Practices in Special Education; Allyship for Undocumented Families; Talking to Children About Race; Trauma of Discrimination; Helping Families in Poverty, and more!
Where: Shorewood High School, 17300 Fremont Ave. North, Shoreline When: Sat. Oct. 12, 8am – 4pmRegistration fee $180, Parent scholarships available. Includes breakfast, lunch, and materials.
Join the Statewide Poverty Action Network for our Communities in Action advocacy program, a FREE series of workshops that will focus on how to use your voice to influence public policy and create the social change you want to see!
Our Communities in Action program is a series of three workshops that will focus on skills-building for people interested in advocacy, policy, community organizing, and social justice. Participants will leave with the tools, knowledge, and resources to enter the 2020 Legislative Session as anti-poverty and racial justice advocates for their own communities. All participants will receive a $20 travel reimbursement for each session, as well as food and childcare! Note: As our work has traditionally been centered around the experiences and voices of low-income communities and communities of color, we ask only those to attend who self-identify as low-income.
Seattle Fellowship of Reconciliation presents Karen Schneider Civil Rights Pilgrimage Presentation, Sept. 15, Seattle WA
When: Sunday, September 15, 2019, 6:30-8:30 p.m.,
Where: Woodland Park Presbyterian Church, 225 N 70 St, Seattle - Near #5 bus.
Karen Schneider will recount her experience with Project Pilgrimage in October 2017 as she visited historically significant sites in the Deep South from the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950's and 1960's. and met and travelled with surviving "foot soldiers" from that era. Project Pilgrimage builds interracial and intergenerational community in Washington and beyond by studying, understanding and gaining inspiration from transformational movements and individuals.
All are welcome! Free, an offering will be taken.
Info 206-789-5565 or email@example.com
Community Listening Forums on Implementing I-940 to Improve Police Procedures, May 2 and 8, Kent and Seattle WA
Initiative 940 is officially law in Washington State. However, the road towards implementation has just begun.
We have an opportunity to speak up on how this law is shaped and practiced. Two very crucial components are being developed: law enforcement training and independent investigations (when deadly force is used). We will provide an update on what steps have taken place since its passage and discuss what our communities envision for how this law is carried out. Comments shared at the event will be submitted to the Criminal Justice Training Commission who is responsible for finalizing the new training rules.