Save the date for Gov. Inslee’s Race & Equity Summit!

March 18: Workshop: Courageous Conversations About Race

liezl-and-kristine-300x200Being a leader in today’s world requires courage, the skill to build and sustain a range of relationships, and an ability to remain balanced and present to oneself. This workshop is intended for those who want to build their leadership capacity by engaging in some self-reflection and dialogue about race.

Specifically, this workshop will help you:

  • Develop clarity on how your socialization, internalized messages, and assumptions have shaped your views about race.
  • Practice the art of having courageous conversations about race.
  • Create the environment for everyone to be able to listen and be heard.
  • Gain awareness of our triggered responses during conversations about race.
  • Practice self-care techniques when feeling triggered to maintain strength and balance.

This workshop will be facilitated by two women of color and two white women. Because we are seeking a balance of participants, you will be asked your racial identity on the registration. Workshop size is limited to 30 people.

Date: Friday, March 18, 2016

Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Centerstone, 722 – 18th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122

Cost: $80. If you are from a grassroots organization and need a scholarship, please email LeAnne Moss at is limited to 30 participants, so sign up soon!)


Click here to register for the workshop. After you register you will be directed to PayPal. However, we are having some glitches with PayPal, so other payment options include:

  1. Mailing a check made out to Western States Center (our fiscal sponsor) to: Steve Mayes, WSC, P.O. Box 40305, Portland, OR  97240
  2. Emailing LeAnne Moss ( to schedule a time to call and relay your credit card information.

April 4: Frank Pommersheim – 25 Years as a Tribal Appellate Justice

pommersheim2The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe invites you to join us for a talk entitled: Tribal Justice: 25 Years as a Tribal Appellate Justice.

Author & professor, Pommersheim, is the second annual Walter R. Echo-Hawk Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, a program which the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe is proud to support. Professor Pommersheim writes extensively in the field of Indian Law and serves on a number of appellate courts throughout Indian country.

Pommersheim’s most recent publications include Tribal Justice: 25 years as a Tribal Appellate Justice and a poetry chapbook entitled Local Memory & Karma.

For more information click here. Snoqualmie Casino Ballroom at 7pm. Event is free and open to the public.

April 15: Gov. Inslee’s Race & Equity Summit

aboutjayOn April 15, Gov. Inslee will host his Race and Equity summit, bringing together groups and activists to discuss collaborative efforts on ensuring every Washingtonian has an equal and fair opportunity for success in our state.

For more information, please review the event’s schedule or registration page.