September 17- OneAmerica Open House
The Board and staff of OneAmerica are pleased to invite you to join us for complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres in OneAmerica’s office in Seattle’s International District for an Open House and special update on its work in the immigrant community this fall and beyond.
As we organize, advocate and build power in immigrant communities statewide, we want you and our other valued supporters to have an opportunity to hear about our achievements, plans and strategy.
We will also be featuring our Youth Program, which is a winner of the 2013 Colleen Willoughby Youth Civic Education Award from CityClub Seattle and has recently been highlighted in the Seattle Globalist.
When? Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Where? OneAmerica 1225 S. Weller Street, Suite 430 Seattle, WA 98144
September 24- Come to the 19th Annual Real Change Breakfast
Registration: 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Breakfast: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Washington State Convention Center
Speakers: This year’s Breakfast will feature Senator Ed Murray and Mayor Mike McGinn, being interviewed by Q13 Political Analyst C.R. Douglas, as they stake out their positions on homelessness and housing affordability to help us decide who should be the next Mayor of Seattle. This should be an exciting and informative discussion, and we hope you’ll join us for it.
Join the Party!
• Interested in becoming a Sponsor? Check out our Sponsor Packet for more information.
• Want to invite your friends and family? Learn more about becoming a Table Captain andclick here to register.
• Just want to come and find out what we’re all about? Click here to register as an individual.
• Please register by Monday, 9/16/13.
If you have questions about this event or would like to be a Sponsor, Table Captain, or Volunteer, please call 206.441-3247 ext. 221 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
September 25-Human Rights Webinar: Focus on International Child Abduction
The Local Human Rights Lawyering Project holds regular webinars to introduce legal aid attorneys to the Human Rights in the U.S. Handbook for Legal Aid Attorneys. This webinar will focus on a new section of the Handbook on International Child Abduction and the Hague Convention. Pamela Brown, Director of the Bi-National Family Violence Project of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc., will lead the webinar and discuss how to formulate human rights arguments for U.S. courts and policymakers in international child abduction cases.
The online training is free and registration is open. Register here.
September 26-28- National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy Annual Rights Conference
The National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy’s (NARPA) mission is to promote policies and pursue strategies that result in individuals with psychiatric diagnoses making their own choices regarding treatment. We educate and mentor those individuals to enable them to exercise their legal and human rights with a goal of abolition of all forced treatment.
For 31 years, NARPA has provided an educational conference with inspiring keynoters and outstanding workshops. We learn from each other and come together as a community committed to social justice for people with psychiatric labels.
Select List of Confirmed Presentations:
- The End of Guardianship?: Supported Decisionmaking as an Alternative
- Recent Developments in Mental Health and Disability Law – 2013
- Suicide and “Risk Assessment” in the Emergency Room:
Bridging the Gap Between Policymakers, Researchers, and Suicide Attempt Survivors to Explore What Helps and What Doesn’t
- Violence and Psychiatric Disabilities: Responding to Fear
and Stereotypes that Drive National Policy
- Liberating Persons with Disabilities from Segregated Sheltered WorkshopsFighting the School to Prison Pipeline: IDEA, 504, and the ADA, and School Discipline