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Southwest Washington Equity Coalition hosts monthly Zooms: “Advancing Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Awareness, Action and Change”
March 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm$25 – $240
The Southwest Washington Equity Coalition (SWEC) is launching a monthly educational series of “teach-ins” called “Advancing Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Awareness, Action and Change” (AREDI). The AREDI Teach-In Series will bring together community members, local leaders and elected officials to raise awareness of racial equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) opportunities in Southwest Washington. The series will continue one Friday every month through February 2022 and feature talks from community champions in the areas of racial justice, health, public safety, food sovereignty and housing and homelessness. Each session focuses on local issues with the goal of creating awareness, promoting action and defining measurable change.
To buy tickets or learn more, visit https://swecwa.org/teach_in/. The cost is $25 per session or $240 for a 12-session bundle. Most sessions will last 90 minutes. Closed captioning and ASL interpretation will be provided at each event. Language translation will be available upon request at registration. Group rates and scholarships are available. SWEC will record every session for later viewing.
The teach-in series begins at 10:30 a.m. March 19 with “A Message of Resilience” featuring a keynote presentation from Rosalie Fish, member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. The program also includes a land acknowledgement led by Cowlitz Indian Tribe member Tanna Engdahl, comments from Dr. Karin Edwards of Clark College. Governor Jay Inslee has been invited to speak. Register by March 12 and get a 5% discount with the code EQUITY.
Topics for the monthly teach-in series include:
- March: Series Kickoff Event: A Message of Resilience
- April: Advancing Equity in the Workplace
- May: Equitable Decision-Making
- June: Community Solutions to Policing
- July: Racism as a Public Health Crisis
- August: LGBTQIA+ Communities
- September: Immigrant Mental Health
- October: Food Sovereignty
- November: Tribal Communities
- December: Housing, Homelessness, and Gentrification
- January 2022: Authentic Community Engagement
- February 2022: Closing Teach-In