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Workshop on Equity & Inclusion

2021-01-05T20:39:28+00:00

Workshop on Equity ­& Inclusion in Economic Development/Small Business Service Delivery Tuesday, December 8, 1:00 – 4:00 pm ­­Free & Virtual through Zoom Register:  https://weda.simpletix.com/e/61692  Equity is essential through economic recovery. Join us as we explore together these and many other questions: How can we reconsider, reposition and rework economic development to be more inclusive? What strategies can you employ in your communities to address and reverse disparities and ensure economic opportunities for all? What resources can economic developers, small business service providers and other leaders use to learn more about diversity, eq­­­­uity and inclusion? How can we help diversify [...]

Workshop on Equity & Inclusion2021-01-05T20:39:28+00:00

Webinar: MLK Day in The Time of COVID-19

2021-01-05T20:49:28+00:00

Webinar: MLK Day in The Time of COVID-19 MLK Day in the Time of COVID-19 Thursday, Dec. 3 1:00 p.m. ET Register Dr. King’s words challenge us to address the “fierce urgency of now.” As many individuals, families, and communities struggle with not only the effects of the coronavirus but the already challenging circumstances that compound the pandemic, we must still ask and answer that important question, “What are you doing for others?” The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is going to look differently in 2021, so AmeriCorps is hosting a webinar next Thurs., Dec. 3 at 1:00 p.m. ET. [...]

Webinar: MLK Day in The Time of COVID-192021-01-05T20:49:28+00:00

Diversity within the Community and Technical Colleges System

2021-01-05T21:05:35+00:00

Diversity within the Community and Technical Colleges System By Kellie Hale The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) has a new vision statement that was unanimously approved on June 27, 2019. The new vision statement for the SBCTS reads as follows: “Leading with racial equity, our colleges maximize student potential and transform lives within a culture of belonging that advances racial, social, and economic justice in the service to our diverse communities.” Jan Yoshiwara, Executive Director of the SBCTC, has always had the desire to make sure diversity, equity, and inclusion are included at the forefront of [...]

Diversity within the Community and Technical Colleges System2021-01-05T21:05:35+00:00

Diversity in Emergency Management

2021-01-05T22:09:51+00:00

Diversity in Emergency Management: How it needs to become the New Normal By Kellie Hale When it comes to incorporating diversity in any career field, there is always that one person who says, “Just do a good job people. It doesn’t matter if you are boy, girl, man, woman, white, black or purple.” Well, as far as I know, there are no purple people. Diversity should not be viewed as a “feel good” word and it means more than how someone looks. What does the term diversity actually mean? Diversity incorporates acceptance and respect, along with understanding that individuals are [...]

Diversity in Emergency Management2021-01-05T22:09:51+00:00

“How to Be an Antiracist”- Discussions within our Criminal Justice Programs

2020-11-25T06:08:35+00:00

“How to Be an Antiracist”, Ibram X. Kendi – Discussions within our Criminal Justice Programs By Mary Weir “Antiracist: One who is supporting an anti-racist policy through their actions or expressing an anti-racist idea.” (Kendi 2019, 13). “An antiracist idea is any idea that suggests the racial groups are equals in all their apparent differences – that there is nothing right or wrong with any racial group. Antiracist ideas argue that racist policies are the cause of racial inequities.” (Kendi 2019, 20). On September 14th, members of the Criminal Justice working group met together to discuss the first eleven chapters [...]

“How to Be an Antiracist”- Discussions within our Criminal Justice Programs2020-11-25T06:08:35+00:00

Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month!

2020-11-25T06:10:50+00:00

From September 15 to October 15, the United States recognizes and celebrates the contributions and influences of Hispanic Americans through their history, culture, achievements. Originally referred to as Hispanic Heritage Week back in 1968 when it was first established. Twenty-years later, it was expanded to a month-long celebration in 1988 when Representative Esteban Edward Torres and Senator Paul Simon sponsored and amended the change, which was then signed into law by President Ronald Reagan. The reason the date of September 15 was chosen as the starting date to commemorate National Hispanic Month is because it centers around the anniversary of [...]

Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month!2020-11-25T06:10:50+00:00

Wizard of Oz: Leadership with Sincerity

2020-11-25T06:13:05+00:00

 By Linda Crerar John Lewis, the U.S. Congressman from Atlanta, Georgia, sadly died on July 17, 2020 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Lewis was a civil rights activist who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the1960s for equality, justice, and peace. Throughout his life, Lewis maintained a strong loyalty to his principles of non-violence and adhered to the belief in the power of love, decency, tolerance, inclusion, and integration. He challenged us all to be the best we can and to do what is right. His leadership will be seriously missed but never forgotten. We all [...]

Wizard of Oz: Leadership with Sincerity2020-11-25T06:13:05+00:00

Happy Pride Month 2019! – Emergency Preparedness and LGBT People

2020-11-25T21:11:23+00:00

Happy Pride Month! - Emergency Preparedness and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) People Every June, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual (LGBT) community commemorates the Stonewall riots that occurred at the end of June in 1969 with pride events. The month of Pride is to recognize the history and impact the LGBT community has had on the world, while also creating a positive stance against discrimination and violence. Pride promotes and helps to increase LGBT peoples’ visibility as a social group, celebrate diversity and genders, along with continuing to fight for their equal rights. What does all of this [...]

Happy Pride Month 2019! – Emergency Preparedness and LGBT People2020-11-25T21:11:23+00:00
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