The Seattle Race Conference is happy to inform you that the topic of our 9th annual conference will be:
Building Community to End Environmental Racism: Learn, Connect, Flourish.
The conference will be held on Saturday May, 12 at Seattle University, 8:30AM to 5:00PM.
The morning keynote speaker is Yalonda SInde. In 1993 Yalonda helped spearhead the Community Coalition for Environmental Justice (CCEJ), a grassroots organization in Seattle that gained national recognition for eliminating two major sources of air pollution and mobilizing low income communities and communities of color to work together to achieve justice and equality. The organization also helped form the first people of color and indigenous people' s northwest environmental justice network. The lunchtime playnote is The New Wilderness Project, which invites participants on a journey where they will be entertained; where they will engage with each other; and connect with diversity, leadership and equity through the lens of creative expression.
We will have many workshops including:
A Diet for Social Justice: Eating Local & Organic is a Race Issue presented by Consider This
Local Environmental Justice Issues and Community Based Strategy moderated by Yalonda Sinde
Bridging Community Needs with Tools and Resources for Action presented by The US EPA
Building a Culture of Inclusion: Removing Racism from Organizational Culture presented by Nesby + Associates, Inc. & Weyerhaeuser Inc
Communicating Environmental Justice presented by The Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition
White Folks in the Environmental Justice Movement presented by The Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites
And many more!
Please see our website for additional information and to register for the conference http://www.seattleraceconference.org/
Please feel free to contact Mona Baghdadi for questions or additional information