Check out these upcoming social justice events!

February 16: Social Justice Tuesday -Introduction to Secondary Trauma & Compassion Fatigue for Advocates

  • SJTHow might working with a client in crisis impact the lawyer herself?
  • What is secondary trauma and compassion fatigue? What are the signs?
  • How to do you prevent it from happening?
  • What viable strategies can be used mitigate or reduce its effects?

 Who should attend?

  • Clinical law students
  • Bridging the Gap/Moderate Means Program (MMP) volunteers
  • App Help volunteers
  • Immigrant Families Advocacy Project (IFAP) volunteers
  • Street Youth Legal Advocates of Washington (SYLAW) volunteers
  • Incarcerated Mothers Advocacy Project (IMAP) volunteers
  • or anyone who provides direct legal services to low-income and marginalized communities

February 19-20: Poverty Law – Academic Activism

lutpp7j_400x400Seattle University is hosting the national Poverty Law conference on Friday, February 19-Saturday, February 20.  There will be a diverse and impressive group of 105 presenters speaking on fascinating and important topics, including a focus on LFOs.

If you are interested, please:

(1) Visit the event webpage, which contains important details about the conference, including registration information and a copy of the draft program.:  A current draft of the program is also attached to this email.

(2) Register for the conference if you would like to attend. Although there’s no fee for the conference, please do register so they have proper counts for name tags, programs, food, etc.  Ignore the request to register by Jan. 30- you can still register.  You can register through the event webpage above or by clicking on the link here<;utm_medium=email&amp;ref=eemailordconf&amp;utm_source=eb_email&amp;utm_term=eventname>.

February 25: Networking Happy Hour with Friends of GlobalWA, Humanosphere and World Affairs Council

globalwa-logo-transparentMeet others in the Seattle area who are engaged with or interested in international development. No registration required!

 FREE to attend.

 Who: Everyone

 When:Thursday, February 25, 2016 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

 WhereThe Barrel Thief, Velvet Room
3417 Evanston Ave. N. #102
Seattle, WA 98103

March 4: Save the Date— Reception In Celebration of Women’s History Month

supremecourtjustices2014“Working to Form a More Perfect Union:Honoring Women in Public Service and Government”

Hosted by: Washington State Supreme Court Gender & Justice Commission

When: Friday, March 4, 2016
Where: Temple of Justice, Chief’s Reception Room

Olympia, Washington Time: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

RSVP By February 26, 2016

Nichole Kloepfer | (360) 705-5214 |

April 7-16: Domestic Violence 101 Comprehensive

image005New Beginnings’ Domestic Violence 101 Training will be held in North Seattle April 7th – 16th! Please find the schedule both below and attached. This training is great for those interested in volunteering at our agency, students, social workers, therapists, and anyone interested in learning more about abusive relationships and how to be helpful. To register, email for specifics.