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Registration now open for North Puget Sound Race Conference

March 30, 2012
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North Puget Sound Conference on Race – Partnering for Social Justice

Edmonds Community College, Woodway Hall

Saturday, April 28, 2012 8:30am-4:00pm

A unique opportunity for students, community members, educators and employers to learn about and discuss how rapidly increasing cultural, linguistic and racial diversity is changing our communities and the lives we share in them. Rapid change often challenges our ability to adjust, both as individuals and as members of larger groups, such as schools, churches or business organizations. How does the concept of “race” affect our lives together? How do racism and other forms of prejudice based on culture, language or socio-economic status result in the exclusion of those who are vital to our collective ability to prosper in an increasingly inter-connected and competitive world economy?

The Communities of Color Coalition invites your participation in this inaugural event focused on helping our communities and our work places be more inclusive, more productive and healthier places for all of us to live. This day-long event features keynote speaker Gerald Hankerson, who was falsely imprisoned for 23 years. Mr. Hankerson now serves as the Vice President of the NAACP Seattle/King County Branch as well as Executive Board Member of The Defenders Association (TDA) and was appointed by Governor Gregoire as a member of the State’s Office of Public Defense. Workshops include "Racism 101", “How to Put Cultural Competency to Work in Emergency Response”, "Workplace Discrimination: What Is It? and What to Do About It", "Tracking Racism Historically Through Media", “Fighting Racism Through Grass-Roots Organizing”, and more.

Register via Brown Paper Tickets by 04/14 and save $10! http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/238285

For more information: Call NPSRaceConference; or ‘Like’ us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Communities-of-Color-Coalition-C3/394414279552.

Co-sponsors include NAACP Snohomish County Branch, WSU Extension, Snohomish County Medical Reserve Corps, Edmonds School District, Familias Unidas Latino Resource Center/South Everett Neighborhood Center, and EAACH.

Please feel free to forward this e-mail widely.

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