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Last chance to register for Workshop of Peacemaking Friday (March 24)!!!

privilege_laddersJoin the Volunteer Administrators Network (VAN), the Center for Ethical Leadership, and Seattle University for a half day workshop on how to be more inclusive in our volunteer programs and how to train our volunteers as well to be more culturally competent and aware of race based privilege. This workshop will utilize the Peacemaking Circle Process to raise awareness about the nature and impact of race-based privilege and learn strategies for starting conversations about race. Participants will entertain questions like: What does white privilege look like? What are examples of white privilege that you have experienced and/or witnessed? As a result, participants should be able to recognize the harm done to those with and without race privilege and how they can challenge and compromise race-based conversations and relationships.


Date: March 24, Friday from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm – Lunch & networking time included!

Cost: $45 for Workshop, or $60 for Workshop + VAN NW Membership (Scholarships available! Ask Lisa at )

Location: Nagomi Tea House, 519 6th Avenue South #200, Seattle, WA 98104 (International District of Seattle)

Transportation and Parking: There is limited parking in an lot adjacent to the venue for $12 (2-4 hours). Public Transit is a very convenient option for getting to the venue. The King Street Station is located only 2 blocks away with bus, light rail, and Sounder train service.

Food: Light breakfast and full lunch is included. Please list any dietary needs when completing the registration form.

Sponsor: Thank you to Volunteer Centers of Washington

Keiko Ozeki is the director of the Peacemaking and Healing Initiative at Center for Ethical Leadership. With her whole-systems approach, she works for individual and collective healing, team building, and leadership development. Keiko creates a space where people go beyond their boundaries and achieve both expected and unexpected outcomes. Through her work, she is deeply enjoying connecting with communities locally, nationally and internationally. Keiko believes that the differences are the seeds for creativity. She is interested in how people from different social, cultural, racial and ethnic backgrounds cultivate their authentic relationships and maximize their capacity for social/organizational change and innovation.

Pamela Taylor is an associate professor in the Leadership and Professional Studies department at Seattle University (SU). Her work at SU and throughout the greater Seattle community are centered on raising awareness and deepening understanding of issues related to racial and social justice. She primarily teaches the Social Justice for Professional Practice and Multicultural Perspective courses at SU. Throughout her professional career — spanning several decades – she has worked in a variety of roles that have intersected across the fields of education and social and human services.

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