Registration Open for “Understanding Race based Privilege”

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.  Strengthen your volunteer program with deeper understanding of all people and their experiences!

Cost: $45 for Workshop, or $60 for Workshop + VAN NW Membership
Parking: On site parking is available for a small fee
Food: Light breakfast and full lunch is included. Please list any dietary needs when completing the registration form.

Registration available HERE!    Understanding Racial-Bias Privilege FLYER

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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About Lisa Yeager

Lisa Yeager has more than 15 years experience in Volunteer Management. She has lead volunteers at the Bellevue Art Museum, WACAP, Hopelink, Encompass, Autism Speaks (Walk Now for Autism), and the Sno-valley Senior Center. She has won the DuFort Award for Volunteer Management, and Program Manager of the Year in 2000. She is currently Treasurer and conference chair for VAN.
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